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Governor Signs Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's Bill That Closes Loophole to Prevent Firearm Possession for Pretrial Mental Health Diversion Participants

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) announced that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 455 into law, closing the a legal loophole that allows criminal defendants who suffer from mental illness to possess guns by prohibiting individuals in pretrial mental health diversion for a felony or specified misdemeanor charge from owning a firearm unti