Tomorrow, the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will hear Assembly Bill 498, to ensure that all law-abiding adults may apply for a concealed carry permit. Then, on Thursday, January 14th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety will hear Senate Bill 484, to ensure that law-abiding citizens who are licensed to carry a firearm for defending themselves and their loved ones may pick-up or drop-off their students without first disarming.
Please click here to ask the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety to SUPPORT AB 498.
Please click here to ask the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety to SUPPORT SB 484.
Assembly Bill 498 lowers the minimum age to apply for a concealed carry permit from 21 years old, to 18 years old. Adults aged 18-20 are old enough to vote, serve on a jury, serve in the military, and enter into contracts. It is unreasonable for the law to discriminate against them by preventing them from exercising a fundamental right to defend themselves and their families.
Senate Bill 484 allows adults who are licensed to carry firearms to drive onto school grounds to pick-up or drop-off their students without first having to unload and store away their firearms in their vehicles. So-called “gun-free zones” simply disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless against the criminals who ignore such arbitrary boundaries.
Again, please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT these bills.