Californians under the age of 21 will no longer be able to legally buy firearms starting next year.
Gov. Jerry Brown on September 28th signed Senate Bill 1100, which raises the age limit for the purchase of ALL long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, from 18 to 21. The state already restricts handgun sales to adults 21 and older.
The measure, by Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, includes exemptions for law enforcement officers, members of the military and hunters with a valid license issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Firearms Policy Coalition, a gun rights advocacy group, slammed SB 1100 as “age discrimination, pure and simple.”
“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,” spokesman Craig DeLuz said in a statement. “That’s nuts.”
Up until December 20th 2018 anyone 18-20 years old is STILL able to buy a long gun as long as the gun is PICKED UP from the dealership PRIOR to midnight on December 31st.