California Governor Signs Bill Banning Adults Under 21 From Buying Guns

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that prevents most people under 21 from buying rifles and other types of guns

Sacramento, CA – California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that will not allow most people under the age of 21 from buying a gun in his state.

The law will prevent people under 21 from buying rifles and other types of guns, according to NBC News.

California had already banned people under 21 from buying handguns.

The new law exempts members of the military, law enforcement and people with hunting licenses from the restriction, according to NBC News.

One guns-right spokesman called Brown’s actions “nuts.”

“Governor Brown just told millions of people under 21 that they can fight and die for our state and country with machine guns, but they can’t buy a gun for self-defense in their homes, said Craig DeLuz, spokesman for the Firearms Policy Coalition, a gun-rights group, according to The Mercury News. "That’s nuts."

State Senator Anthony Portantino, a Democrat, said a shooting at a Florida high school earlier this year that killed 17 people was the reason he sponsored Senate Bill 1100 banning gun sales and transfers to people under the age of 21.

"I was determined to help California respond appropriately to the tragic events our country has recently faced on high school campuses," Portantino said, according to NBC News. "I feel it is imperative that California leads when Washington refuses to act."

Brown also signed other bills that restrict gun ownership.

The governor signed a bill that prohibited people from owning a gun who have been hospitalized or placed on involuntary psychiatric hold for risk of hurting themselves or other people twice in one year, according to NBC News.

He also signed a bill that prohibited people with certain domestic violence misdemeanors from owning guns for life.

Brown vetoed bills that would have banned guns shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City and limited how many rifles and shotguns that a person can purchase in a single month.

Comments (29)
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walkintall
walkintall

Chip a little bit here, and chip a little bit there.....By the time they figure it out, it'll be too late. Orwell was a prophet.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Don't let this story distract you from the fact that Reagan signed a ban on assault rifles in California because he was afraid of black people.

Mrs10
Mrs10

No one needs guns in California. It's a Liberal Utopia where everyone can be free of pesky things like laws and welcome all who flock there regardless of the legality of how they arrived. A magical land where Gov Moon Beam signs laws to keep nasty guns away and keep criminals out of yucky jails. Now everyone can go back to their safe cry rooms, cuddle up with their blankies, and wait for the mean old president to leave office.

Mrs10
Mrs10

I'll need to see a source on that before commenting. But even if it's true that doesn't have much bearing on this story.

satmantoo
satmantoo

@Hi_estComnDenomn I can’t believe anyone would make such a racist remark as this. But then considering the source, why don’t you crawl back under your racist rock!