A bill authored by state Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–Pasadena) SB 914 to address the gun purchase loophole related to the tragic synagogue shooting in Poway passed the State Senate yesterday along party lines.
SB 914 requires the Department of Justice verify the validity of the hunting license of persons under 21 who are eligible to purchase a firearm during the 10-day waiting period. Additionally, the bill defines what constitutes a valid and unexpired hunting license. The bill also updates several outdated code sections pertaining to fees associated with firearm purchaser information and includes code section cross references.
The bill is now headed to the State Assembly.