The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday asked staff to look at expanding a program meant to safeguard students as they travel to and from school.
In the wake of several mass shootings across the country in recent weeks, hundreds of health professionals and first responders gathered outside Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for a rally against gun violence.
“We want the city, the district and the whole country to know that our future generation feels really strongly about this and we’re not going to stop fighting for this.”
President Joe Biden announced a new law Monday targeting untraceable ghost guns, but Long Beach and California lawmakers are still moving forward with local rules to try and rein in gun violence.
A City Council committee voted Tuesday to request a report on creating a local law to criminalize making or possessing parts for so-called “ghost guns,” or weapons that are made in a way that is not traceable for law enforcement.
Long Beach Police Department officers seized 185 unregistered guns in 2021, more than double the amount they recovered in 2020, and now the City Council may look to create a new law to criminalize the production or possession of ghost gun parts.
Several shots were fired in front of a convenience store on the corner of Eighth Street and Chestnut Avenue, but it appears nobody was wounded.
After months of increases, gun violence has further intensified in Long Beach. In January, there was a shooting almost every day, with most days counting more than one.
Long Beach community leaders discussed different ways to address the rise in shootings across the city during a two-hour Zoom townhall Friday, with speakers sharing personal stories of how gun violence has impacted their lives.
According to police, the victim and the three assailants—two men, one woman—knew each other and were fighting over the use of the car.