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!

satmantoo
satmantoo

I don’t find anything wrong with banning people under 21 from buying arms as long as they also ban them from using arms to defend our country! You can’t have it both ways!

satmantoo
satmantoo

@Mrs10 I love your comment! It’s so true and anyone who lived in Calilala land during the first rein of King Brown understands your comment.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Of course it's wacky liberal Commiefornia!! This delusional Governor can make 1,000 laws about who can and can't buy guns. That isn't the problem!! It's illegal guns that criminals get because they don't follow the law to begin with!! How about a law that says if you are caught with a gun illegally, it's an automatic life sentence, death sentence and/or deportation and give up your citizenship permanently!! That would have more of an affect than constantly restricting law abiding citizens!!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

California is indeed a "special" place. They interpret and reinvent the Bill of Rights every day. Mostly done to suit their own "crazy" ideology.

Gramercy
Gramercy

I am appalled. Can this signed legislation REALLY be lawful? I think the Supreme Court should/would/could/MUST have something to say about this!!!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@satmantoo Do you know what racist means? I don't think you do.

Where exactly did i say one race was better than the other, or that one race should be eliminated? Don't make stuff up like me being racist.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Low_EST IQ says "Do knows what racist means? I don't thinks you'se does. Don't make up stuff up like me be racist !!"You realize that you're just like a handful of people on this site that just parrot everything i say, right?

Ok,ok, calm down little boy,...breath into this bag so you don't hyperventilate......there ,there, .....feeling better? now where were we? .........oh yeah... your a racist.