April 17, 2019
CONTACT: Katie Merrill
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State Senate District 13 Candidate Mike Brownrigg Proposes New Gun Safety Law 
Brownrigg’s ordinance would require all firearms to be locked in a safebox or have trigger guards

Burlingame, California – Monday night during the Burlingame City Council meeting, state senate candidate Mike Brownrigg, a two-term Mayor and current City Council Member from Burlingame, proposed a new gun safety ordinance which would require all firearms to be locked in a safebox or have trigger guards.

"This is a simple, smart step to make our community safer," said Brownrigg. "I am pleased that my colleagues agreed so rapidly to put this on our agenda and allow us to consider and, I hope, adopt the measure in the near future."

This is a long-sought commonsense gun safety measure promoted by gun violence prevention groups like March for Our Lives and Moms Demand Action who are frustrated by the easy availability of unsafe firearms and the consequent deaths by accident and by intent. Studies have shown a strong relationship between gun availability and the rates of unintentional firearm deaths, homicides, and suicides.

The law would be modeled on a recent ordinance adopted by the County of San Mateo, drafted by Supervisors David Canepa and David Pine.

"This is the right thing to do. If we save even one toddler from picking up a loaded gun and hurting himself or others, we have done a good thing,” said Brownrigg.

Brownrigg’s proposal received universal support among Council Members and will be placed on an upcoming City Council agenda for a vote.

Brownrigg’s campaign for State Senate has a growing list of endorsements from prominent local elected officials, including San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa, South San Francisco City Council Members Mark Addiego and Rich Garbarino, Belmont City Council Member Doug Kim, Hillsborough Council Members Jay Benton and Marie Chuang, San Carlos Council Mayor Mark Olbert, Burlingame Mayor Donna Colson and Vice Mayor Emily Beach, Burlingame Council Members Ann Keighran and Ricardo Ortiz, San Bruno Council Member Laura Davis, Half Moon Bay Mayor Deborah Penrose, former County Supervisor John Ward and former Foster City Mayor Charles Bronitsky, along with dozens of other leaders from every corner of the district.

Brownrigg is one of the top fundraisers in the race of five candidates. His campaign ended the financial reporting period with a total of $195,811 in contributions.

Brownrigg is a 9-year Burlingame City Council Member and two-term Mayor, and served 8 years on the Planning Commission. Under his leadership, Burlingame expanded child and senior care, added more affordable housing and opened new parks and schools. Prior to elected office, Brownrigg worked as a congressional aide for Democratic U.S. Rep. Howard Berman and served President Clinton and two other administrations as a diplomat in the Foreign Service. Professionally, Brownrigg is a partner in a social impact investment firm that’s helping improve underserved communities around the world. He and his wife, Marty, a pediatrician, live in Burlingame where they are raising their four children.

Brownrigg was born and raised in the district, and his campaign seeks to address the affordability crisis affecting Bay Area families and work with Governor Newsom to increase all housing options, expand education and 4-year public institutions within district limits, develop a universal healthcare system, and continue California’s leadership on climate change and clean energy.

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