Firearms Policy Coalition Released Legislative Report Card
Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) issued the following statement after the Firearms Policy Coalition released its 2016 California Legislative Report Card. The Coalition gave Levine the ranking of “Tyrant” for combatting gun violence by authoring legislation to take assault weapons off California streets. Assemblymember Levine authored AB 1135 to close a loophole in law that allows gun manufacturers to use “bullet buttons” to evade the assault weapons ban in California.
“I authored a law to make our streets, neighborhoods, and communities safer. AB 1135 strengthens the nation’s first assault weapons ban. If this makes me a ‘Tyrant’, then I am guilty as charged,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine. “The Firearms Policy Coalition has failed to defeat gun violence prevention legislation at every step: In the Legislature, on the Governor’s desk, at the ballot, and in the courts. And now the Firearms Policy Coalition has taken to name calling. This Trump-like approach to advocacy is dangerous to California.”