|October 2, 2023|
California calls for Constitutional Convention for gun safety
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California has become the first state in the nation to call for a Constitutional Convention for gun safety.
With the Assembly’s approval of Senate Joint Resolution 7, California has officially requested a constitutional convention.
The Right to Safety Amendment would ensure the people’s elected representatives can determine what gun safety laws are appropriate for their communities.
“The Right to Safety Amendment would preserve the integrity of the Second Amendment, while enshrining in our Constitution commonsense safety provisions that are supported overwhelmingly by the American people,” Governor Newsom said.
The amendment also calls for:
• Raising the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21
• Mandating universal background checks
• Instituting a waiting period for all gun purchases
Banning the sale of assault weapons and other weapons of war to civilians.
Story Date: September 26, 2023