Pictured are some of the unwanted firearms collected at a Dec. 10 gun buyback event in Morgan Hill. Photo: Tarmo Hannula

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Aug. 3 that he is sponsoring an “unprecedented” statewide ballot initiative that seeks to “transcend the bitter politics of gun control and save the lives of crime victims, the suicidal and children.”

If approved by voters, the Gun Violence Prevention Act would impose a fee on ammunition purchases to fund enhanced treatment for mental health patients who may be dangerous; require all crime labs in California to take steps to solve shooting crimes; and improve healthcare for gunshot victims, says a press release from Rosen’s office.

District Attorney Jeff Rosen

Each year, more than 10,000 Californians are shot, Rosen said. There is a mass shooting, on average, almost every week in the state. 

The financial cost of this “preventable carnage” is estimated at more than $18 billion a year, says the press release. 

Rosen is seeking to put the measure on the ballot for the next statewide election in 2024.

“We cannot just give up knowing that in the next few weeks, a mentally ill gunman somewhere is going to shoot a lot of people,” Rosen said. “Practical Californians will lead the way beyond thoughts and prayers toward action and safety.”

Provisions of the GVPA proposal include: 

Stopping potential shooters, assisting law enforcement 

GVPA mandates that the State of California offer mental health treatment to people found dangerous to themselves or others, who are ordered to turn in their firearms because they violated a Red Flag Law or Domestic Violence Restraining Order, says the press release.
GVPA requires law enforcement and crime laboratories to collect and analyze all firearms and shell casings recovered from crime scenes, Rosen added. “That provision will connect shootings, identify perpetrators and solve more gun crimes more quickly.”

Make guns and gun owners safer 

GVPA mandates trigger locks or gun safes for all stored guns; and in five years, all firearms in California will have a biometric locking mechanism if the initiative passes.

GVPA will enhance the education of lawful gun owners about vital health, legal and gun safety information, the press release continues. GVPA will require all gun owners to take at least four hours of gun safety training and pass an in-person test.

Care for victims

GVPA will require California to create a statewide network of Trauma Recovery Centers to provide gun violence victims with mental health assistance, critical counseling services and state-funded restitution to help victims recover, Rosen said. 

Charge fees on ammunition and gun registration 

GVPA will pay for these programs through an ammunition fee and a yearly firearm registration fee, Rosen said. GVPA’s ammunition fee will be the first of its kind in the nation.  

If it qualifies through the state ballot initiative process—which includes the gathering and verification of signatures from registered voters—GVPA would appear on California’s Presidential General Election ballot on Nov. 5, 2024. 

For information, visit gvpanow.org.

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  1. Where is the humanity?

    I told Mr. Rosen back in 2017 about what was happening to my kids. I was sure that he would do something to protect them. Instead he let my former attorney assault me. Then he filed charges against me and put my youngest daughter in harms way.

    You don’t need to sponsor new legislation to make an impact in the community. All one needs to do is honor the oath that they took. So much misery could be averted.

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  2. Mr. Rosen also retaliated against another man who had discovered that his daughter was raped. When the man tried to report it, HE WAS ALSO POISONED AND PROSECUTED. Now all the pigmentation in his face has been destroyed and he became a diabetic.

    Read more here: https://freearianna.org/story

    I don’t know how this is all being allowed to happen. Mr. Rosen is jeopardizing public safety in the most cruel and heinous manners.

    Here is another case: https://www.janeandjohnqpublic.com/2021–2022-blog/minors-counsel-sell-video-of-children-during-pandemic

    A mother begged Jeff Rosen to protect her three young girls. The guy who was molesting the girls was being paid by Valerie Houghton. https://archive.fo/KBZLq

    Mr. Rosen is turning Santa Clara County into a safe haven for pedophiles with money to rape children.

    The poor girls had to wait until they turned 18 to take any action. Read what they say happened to them: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20795180-2019-10-25-complaint

    This could happen to ANY family in Santa Clara County. I urge everyone in the community to demand more from the District Attorney’s Office.

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  3. Jeff Rosen doesn’t care about anyone. He only knows how to feign empathy when he speaks to the news media.

    Mr. Rosen will let people assault you and help his friends sex traffic your children. Even a two year old getting molested doesn’t bother this guy.

    Instead he will do ANYTHING to protect his criminal friends. I thought for sure that he would do something when I told him that my kids were being sexually abused. All he did was FILE CHARGES AGAINST ME. I didn’t even commit a crime. The whole goal was to quickly move the proceedings to competency hearings.

    Then when I told him that I was being assaulted because I refused to ruin my standing to protect my kids by undergoing an “evaluation,” Mr. Rosen just ignored my pleas. He let the sex trafficker completely destroy my health.

    Jeff Rosen is the top law enforcement officer in Santa Clara County. He has been elected to represent the People of California. Instead he is representing the

    This happened to other people. The same sex trafficker stole $10,000,000 from another person.



    When the man tried to recoup his money, Mr. Rosen filed charges against him. It was alleged that he raped a woman with a golf club. He was jailed for 8 days and had to wear an ankle monitor for three years.

    After spending more than 3 million dollars defending himself, the man was found factually innocent.

    Silicon Valley millionaire Clyde Berg found ‘factually innocent’ of sex abuse of wife

    Now the man is suing the sex trafficker (Valerie Houghton)

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  4. DA Rosen doesn’t care about crime. He only cares about who is committing the crime.

    Here is another case where Rosen didn’t care about a well connected person killing someone: https://t.ly/v0etK

    This person was high on Xanax when she ran over a pedestrian. This killer only got 6 months of home confinement. She never had to spend even a minute in jail. This is how much Rosen cares about human life. Only money and connections matter to him.

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