California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation tightening firearms regulations and raising funds from ammunition sales to improve school safety.
Governor Newsom signed the new Safe Gun Safety Act into law, marking the passage of the first law in the nation’s history that involves raising money from the sale of ammunition to improve school safety and gun violence prevention programs.
The new law also mandates stricter rules for carrying firearms in public places and prohibits possession by potentially dangerous individuals. State Attorney General Rob Bonta specified that carrying guns will be prohibited in public places where children gather.
In addition, the new legislation includes mandatory labeling of ammunition. Thus, it will be easier for law enforcement agencies in California to trace weapons used to commit crimes.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden called gun violence in the country an epidemic. The organization Gun Violence Archive informed that more than 25 thousand people have become victims of gun violence in the United States since the beginning of this year. The American leader has repeatedly urged Congress to implement legislative initiatives to tighten control over the circulation of firearms in light of the fact that shooting incidents claim the lives of tens of thousands of people in the country every year.
The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right to own firearms.
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