The Mercury News: Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill raising age to buy rifles, shotguns to 21

Friday, September 28 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday raising the age to buy rifles and shotguns in California to 21 as he acted on a host of proposed gun laws inspired by the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting massacre.

California currently bans handgun sales to people younger than 21, but other firearms including rifles and shotguns can be bought at age 18.

Under Senate Bill 1100 by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, all firearm buyers must be at least age 21.

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