Two Right-to-Carry reform bills have been introduced this legislative session in Sacramento.
Assembly Bill 357, sponsored by Assembly Member Steve Knight (R-36), would create a “shall issue” concealed handgun permit system in California. Under current law, an applicant must show cause as to why they should be issued a permit to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. AB357 would remove that stipulation and require sheriffs to issue the license if all other mandated criteria are satisfied. This bill has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety but no hearing has been scheduled.
Assembly Bill 1167, introduced by Assembly Member Jim Nielsen (R-2), would require that the California Department of Justice enter into reciprocity agreements with other states so that permit holders in California can exercise their self-defense rights while traveling and permit holders from recognized states can carry while in California. AB1167 has not yet been assigned to a committee.
Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on AB357 and AB1167.