Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) made the following statement after President Obama announced a comprehensive plan to protect American children and communities by reducing gun violence:
"I applaud the White House's leadership in taking on this critically important issue," said Levine. "Americans love our liberties and we take them seriously. But as a peace loving nation we also know that there is no place in our communities and neighborhoods for weapons of war. California has some of the strongest assault weapon laws in the nation. I am happy to see that federal law may also include some of those laws."