PressTV-California signs new gun control laws

The Democrat Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed several new gun control laws in the state.

The new laws, signed on Friday, include one measure that increases the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns in California from 18 to 21. 

California Governor Jerry Brown addresses the audience during the opening reception for the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2018. (File photo by AFP)

Other measures in the gun control laws signed by Governor Brown included a ban of firearm possession for people convicted of serious domestic violence charges, along with people who have been hospitalized for mental health problems more than once in one year. The new California gun laws will go into effect on January 1, 2019. 

State Senator Anthony Portantino, the Democrat lawmaker behind the legislation, said recent mass shootings at high schools, in particular the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School…

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