Statement on President Joe Biden's Executive Order
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In 2023, it seems that every day we hear news of a mass shooting. For years, those of us in the California State Legislature have been calling for federal action to reduce gun violence. Yesterday, President Joe Biden took an important first step with his Executive Order.
The objective of this Executive Order will be to increase background checks prior to firearm sales, moving us closer to universal background checks, increase the effective use of “red flag” laws, and hold the gun industry accountable. It also strengthens law enforcement’s ability to identify and apprehend shooters.
California’s Legislature has done so much to fight gun violence, but we can only prevent tragedy through further national efforts like this.
Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner Horvath at a77.asmdc.org, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.