Jean Fuller criticizes Democrats for approving new, stricter gun control bills
California Senate Republican leader Jean Fuller has criticized Democrats for approving new gun rules before the full implementation of a law that instructs the attorney general’s office to seize firearms from felons and the mentally ill who are forbidden from owning them.
Criticizing Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office for failing to seize firearms from felons and the mentally ill, Fuller said the state should focus on criminal activities and taking illegal firearms off the streets; rather than passing new gun laws. He stressed that the state has invested millions of dollars from taxpayer funds to remove illegal firearms off the streets.
David Beltran, a spokesperson for the attorney general disputed Fuller’s claim, saying Kamala Harris’ office seized more illegal guns than any other attorney general’s office ever.
Disputing Fuller’s claim, Beltran said, “The courageous and dangerous work that our Armed and Prohibited Persons System special agents perform daily to keep our communities safe should not be used as an excuse to oppose reasonable gun safety laws.”
Fuller’s comments came after Democrats approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills, including SB 880 and AB 1135, which would outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable magazines and to require all gun owners in the state to ditch magazines that can contain more than 10 rounds.
Firearms industry trade group National Shooting Sports Foundation’s senior vice president Lawrence Keane also criticized the Democrats for approving the gun control bills, saying the new laws would hurt only law abiding gun owners and firearm retailers.
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