A State Senator who represents Santa Barbara, and part of Ventura County has introduced more new legislation to try to prevent gun violence in the wake of the Isla Vista rampage.
Democratic Senator Hannah Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara introduced SB 505. It would require law enforcement agencies doing welfare checks on potentially at-risk people to first conduct database searches to see if they have firearms.
She also introduced SB 580, which would provide additional funding for law enforcement efforts to enforce existing gun laws.
There’s been a flurry of proposed new gun related legislation at the state, and federal levels in the wake of the May 23rd Isla Vista rampage, which left six UCSB students dead, and 13 other injured.