LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California lawmakers approved a new bill to increase the age limit for buying assault weapons. If it's signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, it would tighten gun control in a state with some of the strictest laws in the country.
Right now, people must be 21 in the state to buy a handgun, but only 18 to buy an AR-15 or any other assault rifle or long gun.
That was the goal of the bill's author, state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge). He issued a statement to Eyewitness news.