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File #: 22-730    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/25/2022 In control: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND HOUSING AUTHORITY
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action:
Title: ADOPT A RESOLUTION 22-XX AND APPROVE A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR HOUSE RESOLUTION 8
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 1. Draft Resolution HR 8, 3. 2. Draft Letter of Support - HR 8
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TITLE:
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ADOPT A RESOLUTION 22-XX AND APPROVE A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR HOUSE RESOLUTION 8
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DEPARTMENT: CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE
PRESENTED BY: LORI ANN FARRELL HARRISON, CITY MANAGER
CONTACT INFORMATION: LORI ANN FARRELL HARRISON, CITY MANAGER, (714) 754-5238

RECOMMENDATION:
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The Legislative Review Team recommends that the City Council consider the adoption of Resolution 2022-xx (Attachment 1) approving a letter in support of the United States House of Representatives' Resolution 8 (H.R. 8), the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (Attachment 2).
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BACKGROUND:
According to Education Week, there have been 27 school shootings in 2022, with 119 taking place since 2018. According to the Gun Violence Archive, 212 mass shootings have taken place this year, 693 mass shootings in 2021, 611 in 2020, and 417 in 2019.
Notable mass shootings in the past 30 days are noted below:
May 24, 2022: Uvalde, Texas
On May 24, 2022, a mass shooting occurred in Uvalde, Texas. An 18-year old male shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School, just before noon. A total of 19 children and two adults were killed, with another 17 people wounded.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the shooter had legally purchased two AR-15 platform rifles from a federally licensed gun store, as well as 375 rounds of 5.56-caliber ammunition upon reaching his 18th birthday.
May 14, 2022: Buffalo, New York
On May 14, 2022, a mass shooting occurred in Buffalo, New York. The 18-year old male shooter targeted a supermarket, Tops Friendly Markets, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. A total of 10 Black people were killed and three other people were injured. The shooter livestreamed the attack on Twitch.
Police officials have stated that the shooter had an AR-15-type rifle, a shotgun, and a bolt-action rifle in his possession during the mass shooting.
May 15, 2022: Laguna Woods, California
On May 15, 2022, a mass shooting occurred in Laguna W...

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