Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2020, 8:12 PM

Age Limit on California Gun Sales Won’t Be Blocked, Court Says

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

A request for a preliminary injunction against California’s age-based restriction on gun purchases was denied by a federal court.

The U.S. has a longstanding history of age-based regulations of gun purchases, and the law promotes the state’s substantial interest in preventing gun violence, Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California wrote Tuesday.

The law generally prevents the sale of guns to anyone under 21 years old. It allows the sale of long guns to them if they have a valid hunting license, are active duty or honorably discharged from the military, or ...