October 9, 2016

Prop 63


New gun safety requirements

Our members have seen the ravages of gun violence on our workplaces, neighborhoods, and the people we serve. Prop 63 puts sensible gun safety measures in place to protect our communities.

In a Nutshell
  • Puts teeth in current laws prohibiting some convicted criminals from owning firearms.
  • Puts in place a new court process to ensure these individuals turn in their guns.1
  • Requires buyers to have a state-issued permit to buy bullets, and closes a loophole on possession of high-capacity magazines.2
Effect on SEIU Members
  • Prop 63 would make our workplaces and communities safer by keeping illegal guns off our streets.
SEIU California
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
California Democratic Party
Stop Handgun Violence

Supporters Say4
  • More than 32,000 Americans lose their lives to gun violence each year, but the National Rifle Association (NRA) has obstructed even the most basic gun safety measures.
  • By voting yes on Prop 63, Californians can stand up to the NRA and make our communities safer.
National Rifle Association
California Republican Party
California Police Chiefs Association

Opponents Say5
  • Prop 63 makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to buy and own guns and ammunition.
  • Prop 63 will cost taxpayers millions of dollars without reducing gun violence.
  • Prop 63 would divert law enforcement resources away from fighting criminals.
For More Information:

  1. 1. http://www.lao.ca.gov/BallotAnalysis/Proposition?number= 63&year=2016
  2. 2. http://www.lao.ca.gov/BallotAnalysis/Proposition?number=63&- year=2016
  3. 3. http://safetyforall.com/endorsements/
  4. 4. https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_63,_Background_ Checks_for_Ammunition_Purchases_and_Large-Capacity_Ammunition_ Magazine_Ban_(2016)
  5. 5. http://safetyforall.com/learn-more/

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