Many are hoping to start 2020 off with a bang, and the state of California is aiming to make it a safer year for everyone.
Most of the gun laws going into effect this year are not necessarily new, but rather adaptations or additions to current legislation.
Governor Gavin Newsom, a strong advocate for gun control signed many bills taking effect this year.
Starting January 1, Senate Bill 61 prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from buying a semi-automatic rifle, even if you have a hunting license.
That same bill prohibits Californians from buying more than one semi-automatic rifle in a 30 day period starting July 1.
"The shootings... they are always going on and I have no idea what the solution is. Outlawing guns is an attempt but like I said the bad guys always get the guns they want," said Frank Sullivan, a San Luis Obispo resident.
Another bill that has taken effect is Assembly Bill 164 which says anyone banned from buying a gun in any other state will also be automatically banned from buying one in California.
"I think it is a good idea to have the laws and put in as many deterrents as possible... as well as education and outreach," said Karen Arrona, a San Luis Obispo resident.
Starting September 1, Assembly Bill 61 will allow employers, coworkers, and teachers to seek a gun-violence restraining order.
If granted by a court, it will then allow police to take away the gun from the person making the threat.
Those here on the Central Coast are hoping the new laws will make for a safe and joyous 2020.
"Lets just hope for a safer year and for things to slow down a little bit," said Arrona.
Those purchasing a gun in the near future will also have to pay the state more in fees... $38.19 to be exact.
Another law could grant funding to non-profit organizations to increase security if they are found to be considered high risk groups due to their mission or purpose.