Gun Violence Prevention
Most gun owners use their guns legally and responsibly, and the President Obama strongly believes in an individual's right to bear arms, but we need to take action to better protect our children and communities from tragic mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Connecticut.
No law or set of laws will end all acts of gun violence, but if even one life can be saved, there’s work to be done. And we're not backing down.
THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN INCLUDES:
- Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands
- Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and taking other common sense steps
- Making schools safer
- Increasing access to mental health services
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Read these stories about why people are fighting to reduce gun violence, and share your own. So many lives have been touched by the gun violence, and our voice need to be heard.
GUN PREVENTION IN CA
Just like any other issue, the gun laws of California are some of the most restrictive in the United States. Yet the shooting at Isla Vista is fresh in our memories, and more work needs to be done.