AB 424 was read for a second time yesterday and is eligible for third reading and a final vote in the Senate as early as tomorrow, July 13. Please use our take action button below to email your state Senator and urge him/her to OPPOSE AB 424. For additional contact information for your Senator please click here.
AB 424, Sponsored by Kevin McCarty (D-7), would remove the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone.
This is not the first attack on law-abiding citizens lawfully carrying their firearms in school zones. In 2015, AB 707 was signed into law which prohibited concealed carry permit holders from carrying and possession on K-12 and university grounds without written permission from the school authority. The question is – what have school authorities done to have this important decision-making power taken away from them? To our knowledge, there have been no incidents with persons lawfully carrying on school campuses.
Yesterday, July 11, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee failed to pass pro-hunting bill, AB 521. Sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-11), AB 521 would have significantly reduced California’s high-priced resident elk tags from nearly $450 to $100 and created an apprentice (youth) elk tag for $20 per tag. Currently, youth hunters pay the same price for elk tags as adults. We thank Assembly Member Frazier for sponsoring this pro-hunting bill to help bring affordable elk hunting to California.
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