In the News

Wednesday, October 3 2018

This past summer, I was able to enjoy one such extraordinary experience in the Office of California State Senator Anthony Portantino, along a fellow Pilibos Scholar, Kami Arabian. After putting together my resume and cover letter, and later being interviewed by the District Director, Talin Mangioglu and Intern Coordinator, Kim Evette, I was offered a summer internship in the Office of Senator Portantino. The internship program began with a welcoming and well-coordinated orientation, where we met the rest of the staff and interns.

Saturday, September 29 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills Friday toughening gun restrictions, causing a mixed bag of reactions from people depending on where they stand on gun control.

Gun rights supporters said the new laws punish people already following the rules, while anti-gun violence activists said the laws get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.

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Here’s what you need to know about the recently signed gun laws.

Friday, September 28 2018

Californians under the age of 21 will no longer be able to legally buy firearms starting next year.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed Senate Bill 1100, which raises the age limit for the purchase of long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, from 18 to 21. The state already restricts handgun sales to adults 21 and older.

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.

Friday, September 28 2018

Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill which raises to 21 the legal minimum age required to buy any firearm from a licensed gun dealer in California. The bill was authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who represents the Pasadena area.