ABC 10: New bill aims to correct error that allowed Poway suspect to buy gun

Monday, February 3 2020

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- New legislation introduced Monday in Sacramento aims to correct the flaw in a state law that allowed the accused Poway synagogue shooter to buy the AR-15 style weapon used in the attack despite being too young to make the purchase.

Senate Bill 914 comes after a 10News investigation uncovered that shooting suspect John Earnest was able to buy the gun at a shop in San Diego using an invalid hunting license. Earnest, 19 at the time of the shooting, used that invalid hunting license to claim an exemption to a state law that raised the minimum purchase age to 21.


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