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Governor Signs Three Bills From Ventura County Legislator Intended To Improve Gun Safety


The governor has signed into law three bills authored by a Ventura County legislator which are intended to improve gun safety. AB 12 allows gun violence restraining orders to be kept in place for longer periods of time, extending the maximum period for one of the orders to stay in place for five years. AB 339 requires law enforcement agencies to have written policies in place for the orders, noting that they aren’t used as often as possible.

And, AB 645 requires that suicide prevention information be provide at gun shops, with guns which are purchased, and on the state firearm safety certification exam.

The three bills were authored by Democratic Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks. Irwin wanted to do things to improve firearms safety in the wake of the November, 2018 at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks which left 12 victims dead.

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