New California gun laws going into effect with start of new year

New California gun laws going into effect with start of new year

Gun Rights

Reviewing CA’s new gun laws PALM DESERT, Calif. – Gun owners firing their weapons at Second Amendment Sports in Palm Desert are shooting under new state rules in 2019. Among them SB 1100, which raises the age to buy all legal firearms from 18 to 21. Californians were already barred from buying handguns until age 21. Kent Miller, the assistant manager at the gun store calls it a "feel good law". "California will now require 18, 19 and 20-year-olds to purchase a hunting license in order to buy a rifle. So, it is not really moving the age, its just requiring a hunting license," said Miller. Assembly Bill 3129 creates a lifetime ban on gun ownership for anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. It applies only to convictions after January 1st 2019, and is not retroactive. AB 2103 requires that anyone wanting to carry a concealed weapon undergo a minimum of eight hours of training on firearm safety, handling and technique. Also, applicants are required to demonstrate the safe use and firing of a gun in a "live fire" shooting exercise at a shooting range. In Riverside County, concealed weapons permits are still issued by the sheriffs department. In a wrtten statement, the bill’s sponsor, San Diego Assemblymember Todd Gloria wrote, in part, "AB 2103, ensures every person who receives a CCW permit has been through a necessary amount of training and can demonstrate proficiency in handling the weapon." Another new law has to do with purchasing ammunition. That […]

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