California gun control laws

By Gary Meyer, TME

Last week, we reported the governor’s declaration that California’s gun laws are the reason for the state’s low rate of gun deaths and mass shooting deaths.

Those laws are:

The Assault Weapons ban includes possession, distribution and manufacture of assault weapons.

The Red Flag law allows law enforcement, family members, employers, coworkers and school employees to file a Gun Violence Restraining Order against anyone suspected of being a danger to themselves or others.

The Waiting Period law requires a period of 10 days from purchase before a buyer can take possession of a firearm.

The Universal Background Check law background checks on all gun purchases and transfers, including private transfers and sales at gun shows.

The Mental Health Reporting law requires that those with serious mental illness be prevented from acquiring firearms by requiring immediate reporting of involuntary inpatient and outpatient treatment.

The Age Restriction Law requires that you must be at least 21 to purchase a handgun and 18 to purchase a long gun.

Follow the link below for more policies and facts on gun safety in California.

CA Gun safety fact sheet

This is part of the June 17, 2022 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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