Senator Anthony Portantino’s Statement on Pro Gun Group’s Legal Challenge to SB 1100 Which Raised California Gun Purchase Age to 21

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) states:

“I’m outraged that some people would work so hard to put our school children in jeopardy by fighting this very sensible and appropriate law. Parents should not be worried about purchasing bulletproof backpacks or afraid of gun violence on our campuses when California has already put in place an effort to alleviate those concerns.  Here, you cannot purchase alcohol, tobacco or rent a car at 18 so putting an age restriction on gun purchases is an effective and legal practice.  This lawsuit is a dumb and heartless effort that needlessly puts our children at risk.  I was honored to answer the pleas for this law from the Parkland shooting survivors and I will do everything in my power to make our campuses safe from gun violence and to fight this effort to overturn SB 1100.”