Statement by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi in Support of the Student Walkout

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s statement in support of the National School Walkout:

“Enough is enough.  One month since the latest mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, I stand in solidarity with students across the country in calling on Congress to pass common sense gun safety laws like an assault weapon ban and universal background checks.

While California already has among the strongest gun safety laws in the country, we still have much work to do.  I am working with Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to reintroduce a bill (AB 1014) to allow school employees, coworkers, supervisors and others to petition for gun violence restraining orders. This would allow the courts take away guns from the mentally ill and others who should not possess such dangerous weapons.”

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi represents California’s 66th Assembly District, which includes El Camino Village, Gardena, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and West Carson.  He serves as Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace.  Muratsuchi is a member of the Assembly Committees on Budget, Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Natural Resources, Utilities and Energy, and Veterans Affairs.