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File #: 2020-327    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/20/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 2020-087 SUPPORTING THE UNTRACEABLE FIREARMS ACT AND THE UNDETECTABLE FIREARMS MODERNIZATION ACT (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-087
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 2020-087 SUPPORTING THE UNTRACEABLE FIREARMS ACT AND THE UNDETECTABLE FIREARMS MODERNIZATION ACT (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

In February 2019, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, 64th District, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 879 relating to ghost guns and state background checks for firearm frames and receivers. On May 14, 2020, a group of several Democratic senators introduced a bill banning untraceable "ghost guns" amid concerns that the coronavirus pandemic is fueling a spike in demand for the weapons.
Ghost guns are often made with 3D printers or using gun-making kits, along with essential parts like receivers, which can be altered and assembled by people at home. People who would not normally pass a background check to build potentially deadly weapons, have the ability to sidestep safety regulations and avoid detection from law enforcement.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following action:
WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 2020-087 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING THE SUPPORT OF THE UNTRACEABLE FIREARMS ACT AND THE UNDETECTABLE FIREARMS MODERNIZATION ACT INTRODUCED BY SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN, SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS AND 12 OTHER US SENATORS"




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III. ALTERNATIVES


TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate that is consistent with the requirements of law.


IV. BACKGROUND

In February 2019, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, 64th District, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 879 relating to ghost guns and state background checks for firearm frames and receivers. AB 879 seeks to improve public safety by protecting the rights of gun owners while preventing criminals and those who should not otherwise possess a firearm from gaining access.
On October 11, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom approved AB 879 requiring a state background check for indi...

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