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Rep. Salud Carbajal hosts town hall in Santa Maria

Posted: 11:02 PM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-09 02:05:34-04
Rep. Salud Carbajal hosts town hall in Santa Maria

Local Congressman Salud Carbajal held a town hall meeting Thursday to address many of the hot topics being discussed throughout the nation right now.

Some of those topics included medicare for all, equal pay for women, climate change, plus many more.

In the wake of the recent mass shooting Carbajal had a huge focus on the topic of stopping gun violence.

Following the shootings, Carbajal called for the passage of a federal assault weapons ban and an "extreme risk" protection order bill that he introduced back in February.

"The gun violence in our nation requires a multiway approach," says Congressman Salud Carbajal, "One piece of legislation we know, wont fix it, but we have to start somewhere and we have to start now."

Carbajal's Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019 would provide incentives for states to pass laws that allow concerned family members, friends or law enforcement to petition courts to temporarily remove guns from someone's possession if they are determined to be at risk of harming themselves or others.