Sunday , April 14 2024

Bill Could Remove Most Concealed Guns From Kern/Kingsburg School Campuses

For about the past year, two San Joaquin valley school districts have allowed some parents and staff members to carry a concealed firearm on campus if they have a concealed carry weapons permit and seek the permission of the district superintendent. However, under a new bill on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, that authority could soon be revoked. The California Legislature has approved Assembly Bill 424, which would strip that authority from superintendents in all but a few narrow circumstances. The bill’s author Kevin McCarty of Sacramento says it was never their intention to swing open the schoolhouse doors to more concealed weapons when they passed a bill amending the state’s Gun Free School Zone Act two years ago. “Well, there was frankly, a bit of a loophole in the law,” McCarty says. McCarty says that bill was intended to allow people who have been granted a restraining order against another person to carry a concealed weapon on campus with the permission of the superintendent.

About NewsPress

Dedicated to going around town and getting in everyone's business!

Check Also

For agriculture, a changing climate brings challenges—but also opportunities

In many ways, climate change has already hit home here in the San Joaquin Valley—especially …

Wanna Comment?

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply