Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk
RL NEWS: June 15, 2016
Hahn Calls on Ryan to Allow Vote on Gun Policy
LONG BEACH — On June 14, Rep. Janice Hahn called on House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow the House of Representatives the option of voting to for stricter gun control.
The request came after the June 12 deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. On that day, Omar Mateen entered Pulse nightclub and opened fire on a crowd. Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 people before a shootout with police that ended his life.
“Moments of silence are not enough to honor the victims we have lost and do nothing to protect us from future attacks,” Hahn said. “I am calling on Speaker Ryan to finally allow us to vote on legislation to ban military-style assault weapons and prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.”
LB City Council Votes to Revise Sex Offender Residency Restrictions
LONG BEACH — On June 14, the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to revise residency restrictions for sex offenders.
The revision would bring the city’s regulations into compliance with state law.
In 2015, the California Supreme Court ruled that restriction prohibiting sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet from public or private schools, parks, or day care facilities, are unconstitutional because many registrants live in affordable housing units. The court found that the restrictions hindered registrant’s access to employment opportunities and assistance programs.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation stated that most residency restrictions would be determined on a case-by-case basis, except for those related to crimes involving minors under 14.