Skelton: California gun laws need federal support
In Monday's column, George Skelton says the situation shows the need for stronger federal laws on gun sales.
"These days, criminals are buying weapons at Arizona and Nevada gun shows and hauling them illegally into California," he writes.
Skelton adds, "When someone can drive 20 minutes across the border into Reno and arm himself, no questions asked, it greatly undermines California’s laws that are designed to keep guns out of the hands of felons, mental misfits and spousal abusers."
Sometimes gun traffickers are caught by covert law enforcement officers. But states like Nevada and Arizona remain the source of many guns used in crimes nationwide.
All of Skelton's columns are here.
Photo: An employee shows off a pistol at the Los Angeles Gun Club. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times