Only liberals would believe that a criminal would obey the stupid ban on guns. Chances are that if someone has a concealed carry permit they’re a responsible gun owner just trying to protect themselves. This is liberal logic that’s a danger to everyone but they just don’t see it that way. Unreal!
As gun-control issues once again grip the nation in the wake of the Oregon community college shooting, California may be poised to ban most concealed weapons on K-12 and college campuses.
State legislators recently passed a bill that would prohibit most people who have a permit for a concealed weapon from bringing that firearm to a school.
“This is our No. 1 top priority bill in California for our 26 chapters,” said Charles Blek, president of the Orange County Brady Campaign Chapter to Prevent Gun Violence.
The bill by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has been a year in the making. It arrives on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration as the nation mourns nine victims killed while in their writing class in a Roseburg, Ore., community college last week.
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California law prohibits possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school or on a college campus without permission from administrators. There are some exceptions, including one for those who have permits for concealed firearms.
“Most people I hear from are astonished that someone could legally carry a concealed firearm onto school grounds,” Wolk said in a statement.
Wolk’s bill would not completely ban the firearms.
The pending law still would allow those with a permit to carry a concealed firearm within 1,000 feet but would ban most from bringing a weapon onto a K-12 school or on the campus of a university or college unless they seek permission from the school; or are active, retired or reserve peace officers.
“I would like to have a perfect bill,” Blek said, but the compromise was the best that could be reached on the bill, which was brought by the California College and University Police Chiefs Association and supported by numerous law enforcement organizations.
California, considered progressive on gun-control matters, is otherwise behind other states on this issue, said a staff member for Wolk.
Thirty-nine states and the District of Colombia prohibit those with licenses to carry concealed and loaded weapons within school zones, and 23 states specify the permit holders may not carry concealed firearms on college and university campuses, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco.
On a nearly party-line vote, with Democrats in support and Republicans opposed, lawmakers approved the measure in early September.
Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, said he voted against it because “gun-free zones are not working.”
“I see carrying concealed weapon permits as a viable response to address some of these sad mass killings and also as a way for co-eds to defend themselves in this perceived rise in assaults on campuses,” Moorlach said.
Matthew Kirby agreed. He’s the West Coast regional director for a gun-rights group, Students for Concealed Carry. He’s also a philosophy graduate student at Biola University who lives in Fullerton.
“I’m a good guy,” Kirby said. “I was in the Marine Corps for six years as an infantryman. But California doesn’t honor my permit (from Louisiana). We don’t want people to be vigilantes. We want people to be prepared. …
“It’s the same reason you carry an extra tire in your car,” said Kirby, a trained rifleman. “You just want to be prepared if a situation comes up.”
At Cal State Fullerton on Monday, some students said they would welcome the new law but they questioned its potential effectiveness.
Via: OC Register