8 anti-gun bills advance in California legislature
By Chris Eger
Bicameral moves in Sacramento last week saw over a half-dozen measures aimed at increasing gun regulations move forward in the state legislature.
In all, eight bills were advanced by the respective Senate and Assembly appropriations committees that would add new requirements to concealed carry licenses, expand the use of lifetime gun bans, make it easier to file so-called “red flag” firearm seizure orders, ration gun sales and strip gun rights from those under age 21. Making it past the fiscal deadline for proposed legislation, each now moves to the chamber floor.
AB 1968 makes it a lifetime firearm prohibition for those who have been admitted to a mental health facility under certain conditions more than once in a one-year period.
AB 1927 would study crafting a law to allow individuals to voluntarily jettison their own gun rights. A similar law was enacted in Washington earlier this year, aimed at curbing suicides.
AB 2103 adds more red tape to those applying for concealed carry permits in the state, making a firearms safety course of at least eight hours mandatory before they could be issued a license. Some jurisdictions have higher requirements than what is being proposed, but gun control advocates who support the measure