Legislation to Get Assault Weapons off Our Streets

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 1664 by Assemblymembers Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and Philip Ting (D-San Francisco), has been approved by the Assembly Public Safety Committee. AB 1664 will close a loophole in the law that allows gun manufacturers to use “bullet buttons” to evade the assault weapons ban in California. “Military assault weapons have no place on our streets and gun violence must not be tolerated,” said Assemblymember Levine. “This legislation closes a loophole in law that allows military-style assault rifles to be sold legally in California.” Prior to the Committee hearing, Assemblymembers Levine and Ting joined other Assembly Democrats and supporters for a news conference to discuss AB 1664. Here’s more in this Assembly Access Video.