A group of 16 Democratic lawmakers in California are banding together for stricter gun laws. At the state capitol this week, Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel of San Fernando Valley announced the group and said it aims to craft new legislation:
The group of lawmakers is created from the Assembly and Senate. Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona joined the group for a round table Monday to discuss mass shootings and officially endorse the group. She is a survivor from a 2011 mass shooting in Arizona. Assemblymen Gabriel said California cannot wait for Washington to pass common-sense gun laws that will protect schools, families and communities.