California: Minimum Age To Buy Long Guns Is Now 21, Rights Stolen

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California: Minimum Age To Buy Long Guns Is Now 21, Rights Stolen

California – -(AmmoLand.com)- California’s Legislative season has officially ended, finally. While many bad anti-gun-owner bills were defeated, Governor Brown did sign several bills that, while these new laws, piled on top of all the old laws, still won’t do anything to make us safer, will restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Among these bills is Senate Bill No. 1100 (“SB 1100”), which raises the minimum age to purchase a “long gun” firearm. This restriction is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2019.

Gun owners should be aware that the bill only prohibits dealers from selling or transferring firearms to folks under 21. Even if you are under 21 years of age you are not prohibited from owning or possessing a long gun. You just can’t go buy one because the dealer is prohibited from selling it to you.

What’s more, the bill provides for several exceptions, including:

  • Persons over the age of 18 who possess a valid, unexpired hunting license issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife;
  • Active duty law enforcement who are authorized to carry a firearm in the course and scope of their employment;
  • Active federal law enforcement who are authorized to carry a firearm in the course and scope of their employment;
  • Reserve peace officers who are authorized to carry a firearm in the course and scope of their employment; and,
  • Persons who provide proper identification as an active or honorably discharged member of the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Air National Guard, or the active reserve components of the United States.

Earlier this year, the National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit challenging a similar law enacted in the state of Florida. That lawsuit, currently titled NRA v. Bondi, challenges Florida’s law as a violation of the Second Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. In addition to NRA serving as lead plaintiff, 19 year-old “Jane Doe” and 19-year old “John Doe,” who’s actual names have been redacted for their safety and privacy, are also challenging the law.

The NRA v. Bondi lawsuit could end up before the United States Supreme Court. A favorable decision there, or even in the Florida appeals court, would have precedential effect on similar laws — like SB 1100. In the meantime, NRA and CRPA attorneys are analyzing the effects of SB 1100 and are considering filing a lawsuit against California’s restrictions. With the midterm elections and all the other pro-Second Amendment lawsuits that NRA and CRPA are helping to support in California, funding is very tight. You can help aid in these legal efforts by donating to the NRA-ILA and the California Rifle & Pistol Association Foundation.


California Rifle & Pistol AssociationAbout California Rifle & Pistol Association:

The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA's members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world. Visit: www.crpa.org

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    Disgusted california veteran
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    Disgusted california veteran

    I am honorably discharged for combat injuries. I live in california, i have a few cases pending involving corrupt judicial system about the second amendment. I actually had most dismissed but they are trying to charge me for a felony for something that happend on january 17th 2018 when the law doesnt take effect until jan 1 2019 how can i be charged for felony if law is not in effect… I put my life on the line and proudly defended the rights our fore fathers gave us and i was lucky enough to be born in the U.S.A.. That… Read more »

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    The exemptions to the age law are insane. First, anyone who gets a discharge from the armed forces, etc., are going to be close to 21, or older, when they get out. Police Officers are generally over 21 when they are sworn in. Many of those who served in the armed forces have been trained and used far deadlier weapons that those the progressives want to deny the people. It would seem that if they can be trusted to protect their fellow service members, and billions of dollars worth of equipment and weapons delivery systems, including nuclear. Why then do… Read more »

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    The only rights the people of Khalifornia have applies to FRUITS, NUTS, FLAKES and the corrupt politicians.

    PASTORGLOCK
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    PASTORGLOCK

    Subjects of commifornia need to wake up! Because if they don’t Gavin Newsome is going to be the next Gov. And he’s twice the anti 2A a*#hole Brown ever was. He is going to try and ban everything. And that is no exaggeration. Don’t let this liberal wacko drag commifornia further down the sewer

    DaveW
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    DaveW

    We are awake and we have a strategy we hope will work. Unfortunately, we are at a serious disadvantage. The progressives control the legislature, the executive branch, many of the state departments, and the judicial, especially the Supreme Court. What we need is a) a hard decision by the Supreme Court, b) a DOJ investigation of the conduct of the politicians of the state who ignore the Constitution of the United States and the State of California who blatantly pass laws which ignore the rights of the citizens and which serve no purpose other than to infringe upon said rights,… Read more »

    Jim M
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    Jim M

    Direct violation of Militia clause!!!

    Joseph P Martin
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    Joseph P Martin

    Spending time and money in Kalifornia by trying to protect the 2nd Amendment is as effective as beating a dead horse. Write that state off and concentrate on states where the time and money is well spent and can be effective.

    DaveW
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    DaveW

    I live here. I am a 4th generation California conservative. I will never give up fighting for the rights of all Californians. Many years ago, Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown had a father who was also a social Democrat. He ruined the state economy with all manner of social programs , and catering to unions. It got so bad that even liberals rose up and voted in Ronald Reagan. Ronnie turned it all around without raising taxes, laying off people, etc. He simply got rid of redundant regulations and regulations which hurt business. While no people were laid off, the work force… Read more »