California lawmakers move cautiously when making tighter restrictions on gun laws

Experts and guns highlight legistaive hearing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - California already has some of the nations strongest gun laws, but officials feel those laws need more attention and others feel the focus needs to be extended to campus safety.

Todays Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing and a group of Assembly Republicans proposal focused on preventing tragedies like the recent school shooting in Taft. 

The Republican Proposal focused on three main areas of improvement, which were similar to those noted by the Senate and Assembly Committee this morning.

-Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and those with mental health issues

-Using existing mental health resources more efficiently

-Improving campus safety

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle however, did agree that more needs to be done to restrict guns from those who are prohibited from owning them.

Assembly Member Melissa Melendez believes that guns need to be taken out of the hands of criminals and those that have existing mental health issues.


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