California Senate OKs bill raising age to purchase rifles, shotguns from 18 to 21
The state senate in California on Tuesday reportedly voted in favor of legislation that would up the legal buying age for rifles and shotguns, and would set restrictions on lengthy guns.
The measure, proposed by Democrat Sen. Anthony Portantino of La Canada Flintridge, moves to make 21 the legal age to purchase rifles or shotguns, up from 18, and seeks to avoid individuals from exceeding a lot more than one long gun obtain per month, according to The Linked Press.
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The 23-10 vote in favor of the legislation allowed its passage to the Assembly. It extends age and acquire limits that currently only apply to handguns.
Following its senate approval, Portantino tweeted, &ldquoGood news #SB1100 to raise gun purchase age to 21 & limit gun sales to 1 per month passed the #StateSenate &ndash if DC won&rsquot act CALIFORNIA will.&rdquo
Republican State Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber, on the other hand, thinks the state would be much better off focusing on criminal gangs and those with mental disabilities, who he argues will be capable to get their hands on guns regardless of age restrictions, The Connected Press reported.
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Gun handle-oriented legislation has been a hot-button issue throughout the nation following the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High College in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 individuals dead.
The Connected Press contributed to this report.
Published at Wed, 30 Might 2018 01:30:00 +0000