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New legislation tightens gun control in California and Maryland

Over the past few weeks, a new wave of gun control bills has been signed into law in California and Maryland.

California and Maryland already have some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.  These include bans on certain semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 and bans on magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Now, in the wake of high-profile mass shootings in 2018 such has the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Florida, lawmakers in the state pushed through several new gun-related bills that were then sent to the governor’s desk in each state.


Democratic governor Jerry Brown signed into law several gun control bills in California while simultaneously vetoing a handful of others.

Perhaps the most notable of the bills Governor Brown signed into law is one raising the age limit for purchasing long guns such as rifles and shotguns from eighteen to twenty-one, with exceptions for military service members and law enforcement officers.  Currently, federal law allows those eighteen years of age or older to purchase long guns from a licensed dealer.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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