The Monterey Park mass shooting that left 11 dead and many injured, may soon lead to stricter gun laws in L.A. County.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to roll out new gun-related motions this week, led by a countywide gun registry.

The registry was proposed by Supervisors Lindsay Horvath and Hilda Solis and would work in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.

“I intend to do whatever is possible to protect Los Angeles County residents,” Solis said in a statement. “Gun-related violence will continue to cause mass trauma and harm if we do not take the necessary steps at all levels of government.”

Solis also declared gun violence a “public health crisis” during the Jan.  31 board meeting, the first of many gun-related actions she took part in.

The board will also begin discussing a ban on assault weapons, similar to the ban introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2021.

“Statistics show that when the national ban, previously championed by Senator Feinstein and then-Senator President Joseph R. Biden, was in place, mass shootings significantly decreased, but tripled when it expired,” Solis said. Today, living in the United States of America means being at risk of becoming a victim of a mass shooting. To that end, time is of the essence.”

On a statewide level, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom also seeks to implement stricter gun laws with the help of Attorney General Rob Bonta and Sen. Anthony Portantino.

Senate Bill 2 would create multiple new measures in state gun control, including setting an age requirement of 21 for concealed carry weapon licenses. The bill also pushes for training requirements to own a firearm.

“Only in America do we see the kind of carnage and chaos of gun violence that destroys our communities and our sense of safety and belonging,”  Newsom said in a statement after introducing the gun-related legislation. “America is number 1 in gun ownership and we far surpass every developed nation on Earth in gun deaths – it’s not complicated. In California, we’ve passed common sense gun safety laws and they work: we have a 37% lower gun death rate than the national average. We’re doubling down on gun safety and strengthening our public carry law to protect it from radical Republican attacks.”

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