SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Most people under 21 won’t be able to buy guns in California starting next year under a law Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Friday.
It will prevent people under 21 from buying rifles and other types of guns. State law already bans people under 21 from buying handguns. The new law exempts law enforcement, members of the military and people with hunting licenses from the restriction, NBC News reports.
The bill was brought forward by Sen. Anthony Portantino, who cited the Parkland school shootings as the primary reason for the ban on gun sales.
“I was determined to help California respond appropriately to the tragic events our country has recently faced on high school campuses. I feel it is imperative that California leads when Washington refuses to act,” ~ Portantino
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning gun sales to people under 21, citing Parkland https://t.co/nH7hOgpK19
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 30, 2018
Other bills that Brown passed include:
- Bill to prohibit firearm ownership for people who have been hospitalized or otherwise placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold for risk of hurting themselves or others twice in one year.
- Bill to ban people with certain domestic violence misdemeanors from owning guns for life.
Brown also vetoed a measure that would have let bars in some cities serve alcohol until 4 a.m., which he said would result in more drunken driving as well as more criminal mischief, as he put it.
“I believe we have enough mischief from midnight to 2 without adding two more hours of mayhem,”
What will it take for these democrats and liberals to realize that criminals do not care about any laws that are passed or those that are vetoed, they are criminals for a reason. All the laws are doing is preventing the good people of our nation from the right of self defense.
People can throw around statistics but at the end of the day, what matters is preserving the right to defend yourself, your family and your home as you see fit.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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