Gun shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City will officially be banned starting on January 1, 2020.
According to data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check, over 900,000 firearms were sold in California in 2017. While the overwhelming majority of these firearms involved no illegality, there is growing evidence that America’s gun violence epidemic is driven by the sheer volume and availability of guns. Given this fact, the question before us is whether the state of California should provide another venue for more gun purchases.
A trio of gun safety safety bills proposed by local State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D) cleared the Senate Public Safety Commitee April 1.
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An act to add Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 1569.280) to Chapter 3.2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 17060, 25100, 25105, 25200, 26835, 29805, and 31700 of, and to add Sections 27881, 27882, and 27883 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms
An act to add Section 4158 to the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to agricultural districts.
Existing law, subject to exceptions, prohibits a person from making more than one application to purchase a handgun within any 30-day period. A violation of that prohibition is a crime. Existing law prohibits a firearms dealer from delivering a handgun to a person whenever the dealer is notified by the Department of Justice that within the preceding 30-day period the purchaser has made another application to purchase a handgun that does not fall within an exception to the 30-day prohibition. A violation of that delivery prohibition by the dealer is a crime.
This bill would make the 30-day prohibition and the dealer delivery prohibition described above applicable to all types of firearms. The bill would also exempt from that prohibition the purchase of a firearm, other than a handgun, by a person who possesses a valid, unexpired hunting license issued by the state, and the acquisition of a firearm, other than a handgun, at specified charity fundraising events.
By expanding the scope of existing crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.