Stop Assembly Bill 424!
On Tuesday, March 14, the Assembly Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing on Assembly Bill 424 at 9:00 AM in room 126 of the State Capitol Building, which would take away the privilege of school district superintendents to grant permission to an individual to lawfully carry a firearm within a school zone.
Assembly Bill 424, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), has no intention of ensuring that California schools are safe and is only focused on continuing the assault on law-abiding citizens to defend themselves, their families and friends.
Additionally, Assembly Bill 424 would drastically impact if not eliminate completely, many successful after school programs that require the use of firearms, such as ROTC and Hunter Education classes. Without these programs, many young Californians will be denied a safe learning environment that will deprive them of the valuable skills needed to be successful in their lives.This is something that we cannot allow to happen under our watch!
Assembly Bill 424 is not the first attempt to make schools more vulnerable. In 2015, Senate Bill 707 was passed, which prohibited lawful individuals with concealed carry permits from carrying on campus unless permission by the superintendent was granted. Since this bill passed, CRPA has been active in persuading school districts and superintendents throughout California to allow concealed carry on campus.
This successful endeavor taken on by CRPA, as seen in the Kern High School District’s decision to allow campus carry last year, will be undone if Assembly Bill 424 is passed. We cannot allow the legislature to undo this progress in expanding Second Amendment rights!
Take action today by contacting the Public Safety Committee and telling each member that you do not support this insidious move that will result in California schools becoming less safe in addition to hindering the growth of California students!
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