SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom will be joined by legislators and advocates to sign a series of bills aimed at preventing gun violence and strengthening gun safety regulations tomorrow in Sacramento.
This legislation will build on investments made in the 2019-20 state budget, which tripled funding for the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, including funds for support services such as community education, diversion programs, outreach to at-risk transitional age youth and violence reduction models. The budget also secured long-term funding for the Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California, Davis to circumvent NRA-backed federal limits on research.Governor Newsom has been one of the strongest voices in gun violence prevention for many years, spearheading the passage of Proposition 63 in 2016.
When: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: California State Capitol, Governor’s Office, Sacramento, CA 95814.
**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov.