Senator Yee Statement on US Senate Taking Up Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

April 11, 2013

Senate ends filibuster on gun legislation

SACRAMENTO – The US Senate today thwarted an attempt to filibuster the first major legislation to combat gun violence in two decades. Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement:

“The US Senate finally took the first step today in addressing gun violence. I encourage them to stand up to the pressure from the gun lobby, strengthen the standards for background checks, and speak for the clear majority of Americans who believe that we need to strengthen our laws in order to end gun violence.”

Yee is the author of SB 47, which would close a loophole in the California Assault Weapons Ban that allows shooters with certain weapons to continuously fire and reload without interruption, and SB 108, which would require firearms be safely stored using a trigger lock or gun safe while no adult is on the property where the weapon is located.

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