AB 2759: Transforming Gun Policies, Safety for Survivors - Women's Foundation California

We are thrilled to announce that AB 2759, the SPI-Trauma Services & Prevention Cohort’s bill, has successfully passed out of the Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Working alongside Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine), AB 2759 will strengthen California’s laws and regulations on firearms from perpetrators of domestic violence. Firearms play a significant role in domestic violence incidents, increasing the lethal risk for victims. A recent report from California’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention cited that an abusive partner’s access to firearms increases the risk of female victim homicide by 1000%. The statistics regarding the impact of gun violence on women in domestic situations are alarming and highlight the urgent need for stronger regulations and policies to address this issue. The intersectionality of race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, and gender identity further exacerbates the risks faced by individuals in domestic violence situations involving firearms

Our champion Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) said, “Gun violence is one of the most pressing issues we face in America. Here in the Legislature, we are working with urgency to tackle this crisis and keep our families and children safe. I am grateful to be partnering with a group of outstanding advocates in this fight.” This bill is a crucial step toward protecting victims of domestic violence and preventing further harm from occurring. We are grateful for the bi-partisan support that AB 2759 has received so far and we are hopeful that it will continue to make progress through the legislative process.

As members of the SPI- Trauma Services & Prevention Cohort, we are committed to advocating for policies that prioritize the safety and well-being of those who have experienced trauma. AB2759 is a reflection of that commitment and we will continue to support efforts to strengthen California’s laws and regulations on firearms to protect victims of domestic violence.

We urge all Californians to support AB 2759 and join us in our mission to create a safer and more just society for all. Call your State Senators, and urge them to support this bill. You can find your Senators and their contact information here. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that survivors of domestic violence have the protection and support they need to heal and thrive.

For more information contact Legislative Director Brendan Repicky at Brendan.Repicky@asm.ca.gov

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