Lawmaker Proposes Californians With Suicidal Impulses Could Voluntarily Join Do-Not-Sell Gun List
"A lot of the political opposition to efforts California has taken to address gun violence is around government telling people what they can and cannot do," said Assemblyman Rob Bonta. "This is different. This is an individual saying, 'I want to do this. I'm choosing to do this.' We think it will save lives."
Suicidal Californians Could Join Do-Not-Sell Gun List Under Democrat's Bill
Almost 1,600 people in California used guns to take their own lives in 2016. That statistic, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, represented more than half of the total gun deaths in California that year. (Kobin, 3/20)
In other news, mourners paid respect to the women who were killed in the shooting at a veterans' home this month —
San Francisco Chronicle:
Huge Crowd At Yountville Memorial Honors Women Who ‘Dedicated Their Lives’ To Vets
Health care workers, former soldiers, politicians and mourners from across California gave a tearful farewell Monday to three health care workers shot to death by a troubled veteran at the Pathway Home care facility in Yountville a little more than a week ago. (Dineen and Fimrite, 3/19)