Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence:

“Gun violence has a devastating impact on our communities and there is a severe need for common sense gun safety laws. The President has rightfully used executive action to reduce gun violence through enhanced background checks, increased mental health treatment and reporting, and improved gun safety technology. It is a false choice to think we have to accept mass shootings as the norm in the United States, it's now time for Congress to act.”