The following is a press release from the City of Beverly Hills.
The Beverly Hills City Council has unanimously agreed to support local, state and national efforts to reduce gun violence and keep Beverly Hills schools and the community safe.
In response to the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, last month, the five council members resolved to do everything within the council’s power to help reduce both the number of firearms and access to firearms in Beverly Hills and the nation.
“We can’t have these kinds of crimes occurring on our streets and in our schools,” Mayor William Brien said at the Jan. 8 study session. “We must have the strictest ordinances and laws possible to make our community safe.”
Measures discussed include strong advocacy efforts in support of gun control legislation in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Although California state laws supersede many local gun restriction options, the council also directed staff to find ways to strengthen current firearms ordinances and further reduce access to firearms and ammunition in Beverly Hills.
Mayor Brien will carry this message to the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week in Washington, D.C.