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About CA Chapters - A message from our State President

California Brady Campaign Chapters educate and mobilize their communities to advocate for sensible responsible gun laws, regulations, and public policies at the local, state, and national levels.

We invite you to join us. You may want to become a member of a local Chapter, form a Chapter in your own community, be part of our email information network, or make a donation to the Brady Campaign. Whatever contribution you wish to make, your participation is welcome. Please contact us. We will direct you to members of our organization working in your own area.

Together, let's make the coming years a time when gun violence decreases dramatically and our communities in California become healthier and safer.

You may also click here to view a video brochure of stories that honor loved ones killed by gun violence. Or click here to download a .pdf brochure of stories, funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF). Created in 1992 as a private, independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Best Regards,

Mattie Scott
President, California Brady Campaign Chapters

The California Brady Campaign Thanks Governor Brown!

Governor Jerry Brown SIGNED the following Bills in 2018:

AB 2222 (Quirk) Priority Bill
Strengthens firearm tracing and crime gun investigation by requiring all law enforcement agencies within the state to enter information on recovered firearms into a state database within seven days.
SB 1100 (Portantino & Bonta) Priority Bill
Raises the minimum age to purchase a long gun from a licensed firearms dealer from 18 to 21 in order to keep rifles, shotguns, and lower receivers out of potentially dangerous hands.
SB 1200 (Skinner) Priority Bill
Improves the process for obtaining a Gun Violence Restraining Order, including waiving the filing and service fees, and ensures that all firearms and magazines are relinquished when an order is issued so that people at risk of harm to self or others are disarmed.
AB 2103 (Gloria)
Ensures proper qualification and training for a carry concealed weapon (CCW) license by requiring a live-fire test and a minimum of 8 hours of training.
AB 2526 (Rubio)
Clarifies emergency temporary gun violence restraining order procedures for law enforcement and the courts to ensure that time-sensitive orders are issued efficiently and effectively when there is immediate and present danger by having a firearm.
AB 3129 (Rubio)
Imposes a lifetime firearm prohibition on anyone convicted of a misdemeanor violation of willful infliction of corporal injury upon a spouse, cohabitant, or other specified person in order to enable better enforcement of the federal prohibition and to keep weapons out of dangerous hands.
SB 746 (Portantino)
Allows a person who is prohibited from possessing firearms because of an outstanding warrant for a felony or prohibiting misdemeanor, to transfer his or her firearms or ammunition to a licensed firearms dealer for the duration of the prohibition; and strengthens California’s regulation of self-assembled/manufactured or 3D-printed “ghost guns”.
SB 1281 (Stern)
Prohibits the destruction of sealed records to enable the enforcement of a firearm prohibition until the age of 30 for those who, as a juvenile, committed certain offenses.
SB 1346 (Jackson)
Clarifies in statute that bump fire stocks and bump fire stock attachments are prohibited in California.

State Senator Loni Hancock is honored by the California Brady chapters
State Senator Loni Hancock receives the Excellence in Leadership Award from the 28 California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence at their annual state conference. We had a banner year with 9 bills signed into law, thanks to leaders like Senator Loni Hancock.


With bipartisan support, the California State Assembly passed SB 536, a firearm violence research bill. Senator Richard Pan's (D-Sacramento) bill will make information related to Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) available to researchers affiliated with the newly established University of California Firearm Violence Research Center or other nonprofit educational institutions or public agencies focused on the study and prevention of violence.… READ MORE


SACRAMENTO - President of the 28 California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Peggy McCrum, issued the following statement endorsing Proposition 63, the Safety for All initiative… READ MORE

Protect Our California Veterans From Suicide

In 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported that 18 military veterans die by suicide every day. More veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have died by their own hand than died from enemy fire… READ MORE

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