California Mass Shooting Sparks Gun Bill

Elliot RodgerSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The parents of victims who died in a the Isla Vista ¬†mass shooting, in California, are supporting a gun violence bill that’s making its way to the governor’s desk.

If passed, the bill will allow authorities or family members to request a court order to keep a person who poses a danger to others from owning a gun. Supporters say, it will prevent future tragedies and save lives.

“ab1014 which will create a gun violence restraining order process as an important step toward the goal of not one more,” says Richard Martinez, the father of one of the victims of the shooting.

The California senate approved the gun bill. It now goes back to the state assembly for a vote on amendments.