Senator Portantino is committed to Preventing Gun Violence with SB 1100

Wednesday, February 28 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, submitted amendments to SB 1100 to prevent gun violence. The bill would prohibit a person from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California and increase the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years. Senator Portantino has a long record of supporting gun control and has previously authored legislation to prevent gun violence.  He successfully authored legislation to end the open carry of firearms on Main Street California.

“Like most Americans, I was horrified by recent events in Florida. As a father of a high school sophomore I can’t stop thinking about the unnecessary nightmare that this tragedy caused for the affected families. I feel it is imperative that California leads when Washington refuses to act. Our amendments create a simple fix to existing law. While Washington bows to pressure from the NRA and the President continues to struggle with gun safety in spineless leadership, in California the safety of every citizen should be a priority for all of us," commented Senator Portantino.

Previously, Senator Portantino was the author of SB 497 which included the purchase limitations in these amendments. This bill was supported by the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, All Saints Church Pasadena, California Teen Council, Coalition against Gun Violence, Courage Campaign, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Women against Gun Violence. Portantino will once again seek community support for these sensible and necessary proposals.

Amendments to SB 1100 have been submitted and will be available on line shortly. Until they have been processed see the attachment to review the language.