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San Diego County Supervisors unanimously pass initiative on human trafficking

Supervisors also voted to formally adopt an ordinance requiring safe firearm storage and prohibiting the distribution or creation of untraceable ghost guns.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A number of important issues went before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, ranging from fighting human trafficking to ghost guns. 

Vice Chair Nora Vargas introduced an initiative to strengthen the county’s efforts in prevention and support for human trafficking survivors in San Diego. The initiative unanimously passed a vote. 

The board said the proposal will continue to strengthen the county’s education efforts in the prevention of human trafficking, "enhance coordination of resources, work with our public safety partners, and will focus on ensuring services are provided to survivors and the families of survivors of human trafficking."

The San Diego County D.A.'s office said San Diego is among one of the highest regions in the United States with human trafficking, with anywhere from 3,000 to 8,000 survivors each year.

The board also had a final reading over rules on weapons with no serial numbers or "ghost guns" and safe storage of firearms. The new ordinance approved in a vote of 3-2 will prohibit anything from possession to transportation of a non-serialized gun or parts of the weapon. 

Another one of the new rules will require all guns in homes to be stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.

WATCH RELATED: San Diego County officials propose bans for ghost guns (Oct. 14, 2021)



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