The Hill: California legislators move to tighten gun laws

Thursday, September 6 2018

California legislators passed a dozen new restrictions on gun purchases and access in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session, amassing what is likely to be the most ambitious effort by any state to combat mass shootings and suicides using firearms.

“Listening to the Stoneman Douglas students and the parents, there was a plea there for us to step up,” said state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D).

Portantino sponsored two of the most controversial bills: One would limit gun sales to those under 21 years of age, with an exception for those who receive firearms as a gift from their parents. The second would limit gun purchases to one per month, eliminating bulk purchases.

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