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California has some of the strongest gun laws in the country and leads the nation in having the most comprehensive system for removing firearms from those who are legally prohibited from having a gun. With Gun Sense Candidate Gavin Newsom as governor, the state has enacted significant new gun safety legislation.

3,253 In an average year, 3,253 people die by guns in California. More at EveryStat.
#1 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

Under Governor Newsom’s leadership, California has made historic investments of state funds to support evidence-based community violence intervention strategies and passed laws to address the proliferation of ghost guns, hold irresponsible members of the firearm industry accountable, and prohibit marketing firearms to children. To become a safer state, California can strengthen its background checks by allowing the state to have discretion over gun purchases by people who are at risk of harming themselves or others.

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Movement 4 Life Awarded $100,000 Grant from the Everytown Community Safety Fund to Sustain Critical Gun Violence Prevention Work in Sacramento

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