Father of Slain 6-Year-Old Says, San Francisco Needs More Than Gun Control to Stop Violence

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SAN FRANCISCO – California’s gun laws are not keeping firearms from the wrong hands, according to the father of a 6-year-old who was killed by a bullet in his head.

Jason Young, the father of Jace Young, said that every suspect in his son’s murder case was captured with another firearm when arrested. His son Jace was shot and killed in San Francisco in July 2020.

Young stated that he didn’t believe the necessary measures were taken. “We need to take other steps before these people are allowed back on the streets.”

Young campaigned to recall Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney. He claimed that he felt that the progressive policies of the Democrats eliminated accountability for criminals. Young stated that he and his family were pleased Jace’s story helped to oust the DA.

Young stated that Young was having trouble finding a more hands-on approach to dealing with those who were actually caught with guns, regardless of whether they were ghost guns or traceable guns.

Boudin’s office sued ghost gun manufacturers in October. The suit was later joined by Rob Bonta, California Attorney General.

“Sometimes it’s bigger than gun control,” Young said. “It’s not how many guns are on the streets, it’s who are using guns and what are they doing when they’re using these guns.”

Everytown for Gun Safety is a pro-gun control advocacy organization that ranks California as the most restrictive state for guns.

According to city data, homicides in San Francisco rose 150% in April year-over-year. However, total shootings rose by 138%. In the same period, firearm seizures also fell by 5%.

He said, “It goes a little beyond just gun controls, red flags, and stuff like that because there have always been ways of circumventing the system.”

Young stated that it is not difficult to find a gun.

He said, “It’s not difficult when individuals are shot every day.”

Young said, “On this side of San Francisco, there are all these people who need help.” “On the opposite side of San Francisco, you have people who walk their dogs and worry about where their next latte will come from.”