Take ACTION by contacting your State Legislators and encouraging them to enact bills that would require firearms to be registered annually, and a Firearm Safety Certificate. 

  • Find your California Assembly Member and Senator!

Sample script:

Hello, my name is [your name]. I’m calling today from the Jewish Center for Justice to urge [name of Assembly Member or Senator] to support SB 1160 and SB 1253, which would require gun owners to register their firearms annually, and to maintain an unexpired Firearm Safety Certificate. As a constituent of California and a Jewish person who believes in the Talmudic teaching that “anyone who saves one life, it is as if they have saved an entire world,” I urge [the Assembly Member or Senator’s name] to vote for these bills in support of gun violence prevention. Thank you for your consideration.

What is JCJ advocating for?

SB 1160 and SB 1253 would:

  • Require all firearm owners register their guns with the state by paying a small fee that would go towards the enforcement of the firearm registry. 
  • Require all the individuals who possess a firearm and those who move to California with a firearm to maintain a valid and unexpired Firearm Safety Certificate.

Why are we advocating for firearm safety measures?

JCJ is advocating for support for SB 1160 and SB 1253 because unregistered firearms pose a great risk to the public at large. Further, maintaining firearm safety is an important part of owning a firearm, in addition to having proper paperwork for a firearm. Read more about our position on Gun Violence Prevention.

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