|My daughter Veronika was shot and killed near UCSB on May 23 by a man who should never have had a gun. Her death left me and her mother searching for answers, but one thing we know for sure is that Veronika shouldn’t have died.
The California State Senate just voted to pass the Gun Violence Restraining Order bill — a common-sense measure that would help keep guns away from people who are a threat to themselves and others.
But to make sure it passes into law, we need to quickly urge our State Assembly Members to vote YES, and there are only FIVE days left before the end of the legislative session.
When dangerous people give warning signs that they may become violent, their family members are often the first to see those signs. The Gun Violence Restraining Order bill will enable family members and police to ask courts to keep guns away from people who pose a significant danger to themselves and others.
This law would have given law enforcement one more tool to keep guns out of the hands of my daughter’s shooter. If it had been in place earlier, my daughter might still be alive.
We can’t go back and change what happened at Isla Vista, but we can and must help pass laws to prevent tragedies like this in the future.
Please help by asking your Assembly Member to help prevent future tragedies in California by voting YES on AB 1014 without delay:
Thanks for speaking out on this bill. It means so much to me and my family.
Bob Weiss Thousand Oaks, CA