By Robert Haugh
Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen is proposing a California statewide ballot initiative for the Presidential General Election in November 2024, called the “Gun Violence Prevention Act (GVPA).”
Rosen is not circulating an initiative yet according to sources. He will need 546,651 registered voters to sign the initiative before it can qualify for the ballot.
According to the Secretary of State’s website, the initiative has not been submitted for review or circulation. But Rosen and his supporters still have time.
October 26, 2023, is the last day for the Attorney General to prepare and issue the circulating title and summary for statewide petitions, according to the Secretary of State’s office.
The GVPA website the key elements of Rosen’s plan are the following:
- require all firearms to be equipped with trigger locks within one year of the passage of the GVPA. Authorized trigger locks can be either key, combination, cable, or biometric in design. Within five years, all guns must be equipped with state-of-the-art biometric gun safety technology.
- enhance the education of lawful gun owners about vital health, legal, and gun safety information. GVPA will require all current and potential gun owners to pass written and in-person gun safety classes.
- mandate that the State of California offer mental health treatment to individuals found to be a danger to themselves or others and have been ordered to relinquish their firearms because they violated a Red Flag Law or a Domestic Violence Restraining Order.