Rollback of Mandatory Gun Enhancements Rejected by State Assembly

In a victory for victims of gun violence, the California Assembly rejected Senate Bill 620. SB 620 sought to end mandatory sentences for criminals who use a gun when they commit the most heinous felonies. We blogged multiple times about the reasons that SB 620 should be defeated. One of those blogs exposed the lies told by Kim McGill of the Youth Coalition to a Senate Committee. McGill fabricated a story that attempted to paint mandatory gun sentences as being draconian. This story included lies about the defendant’s criminal record, his criminal conduct, and comments made by the judge. Her story helped convince senators of the “unfairness” of gun enhancement penalties. We applaud those Assembly Members who stood by common sense and public safety.