Marin Lawmakers Renew Calls for Gun Control Action After Orlando Massacre

“It is time to get assault weapons off our streets once and for all,” said Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, speaking Monday at a San Francisco press conference along with other Assembly members backing gun control legislation pending in the state Legislature.

Levine and Assemblyman Phillip Ting, D-San Francisco, introduced Assembly Bill 1664, legislation that would expand the state’s assault weapons ban to include firearms that have an ammunition feeding device that can be easily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool.

“Taking away the bullet button will make these weapons less lethal, it slows down the attacker’s ability to reload magazines full of ammunition,” Levine said, referring to the button that allows a shooter to remove a magazine by pressing it with the tip of a bullet or other small tool.

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