Legislature Approves Assemblymember Levine’s Bill to Get Assault Weapons Off Our Streets

Friday, July 1, 2016

(Sacramento) – California is one step closer to keeping dangerous assault weapons off our streets by closing a bullet button loophole in current law. Thanks to California State Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and his legislation Assembly Bill 1135 which passed in both house of the legislature. AB 1135 is headed to Governor Brown’s desk along with a package of other gun violence legislation. “Military assault weapons have no place on our streets and gun violence must not be tolerated. We raise our children in communities, not war zones,” said Assemblymember Levine. “This legislation closes a loophole in law that allows military-style assault rifles to be sold legally in California. The gun manufacturers’ development of the bullet button clearly exploits California law and allows dangerous weapons on our streets.” Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Levine’s presentation on AB 1135 on the Assembly Floor.