AB 1511 & AB 1135 Strengthen CA’s Laws to Prevent Gun Violence
(Sacramento, CA)—Assembly Bill 1511, a measure to close a dangerous loophole in California’s gun background check law, was signed today by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill, authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), was among six bills signed that will significantly strengthen California’s laws to prevent gun violence.
Under current California law, anyone can borrow a gun from an acquaintance for up to 30 days without a background check. AB 1511 closes this loophole by limiting loans of firearms only to close family members - a spouse or registered domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild.