The California State Senate approved legislation to raise the age limit for the purchase of rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21, so that the handover to the Assembly.
The state Senate in California, on Tuesday, according to reports, voted for the legislation, would be of the legal purchase age for rifles and shotguns, and place restrictions on long guns.
The measure, proposed by Democrat Sen. Anthony Portantino of La Canada Flintridge, continues to buy 21 the age of majority, rifles or shotguns, 18, and trying to prevent people from using more than one long gun purchase per month, according to The Associated Press.
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The 23-10 vote in favor of the legislation allows for the passage of the Assembly. It extends old-age and purchasing limits, which is currently only for handguns.
After the Senate approval, Portantino tweeted: “Good news #SB1100 gun buying age 21 & limit gun sales to 1 per month #state passed Senate – if DC does not act on CALIFORNIA.”
To increase good news #SB1100 gun buying age 21 & limit gun sales to 1 per month #state passed Senate – if DC act of CALIFORNIA. @BradyCampaignLA @PasStarNews @BurbCouncilPTA @CaliforniaPTA @MyJLP @JohnChiangCA @Courier91711 @GlendaleNP
— Anthony Portantino (@Portantino) May 29, 2018
Republican state Sen., Jim Nielsen, of Gerber, on the other hand, thinks the state would be better off with a focus on criminal gangs and people with intellectual disabilities, which he argues will be able to get your hands reported on weapons, regardless of age restrictions, The Associated Press.
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Gun control-oriented legislation has been a hot-button issue across the country after the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the left 17 dead.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.