Everytown, California Moms Demand Action Applaud Governor Jerry Brown’s Appointment and California Legislature’s Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as State Attorney General
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment and the California legislature’s confirmation of Xavier Becerra as California’s Attorney General. Becerra has a long history of being a gun sense champion for California. As a member of Congress, Becerra co-authored the National Crime Gun Identification Act of 2008 and provided unwavering support for requiring background checks on all gun sales and keeping guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists.
STATEMENT FROM SARA SMIRIN, A VOLUNTEER WITH THE CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“The California chapter of Moms Demand Action applauds the appointment of Xavier Becerra as Attorney General. It is vital that we have leaders who will put gun safety first and Becerra is a gun sense champion of the first order. As he takes office as Attorney General, we look forward to working with him to continue the progress on gun safety in California. This appointment further reinforces that Californians value putting the safety of our families and communities first.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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