Sacramento Bee: Age to buy guns in California would rise with Brown’s signature
The California Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would raise the age limit to purchase all guns from 18 to 21.
If signed, Senate Bill 1100 would tighten gun control in a state with some of the strictest laws in the country. The law specifically bans anyone under age 21 from buying a long gun, or rifle. State law already limits hand guns sales to those 21 and over.
“The two most deadly recent school tragedies have been perpetrated by people under 21 with long guns,” said Sen. Anthony Portantino, who pushed the bill. “We should be sending our children off to school knowing they are going to be safe, healthy and get a good education. ”
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