Your support is needed for AB 357. This bill would change the California Concealed Firearms License (CCW) policy from “MAY ISSUE” to “SHALL ISSUE.” This is a vital distinction. In “May Issue” counties, the onus is put upon the law abiding citizen to affirmatively prove he or she ‘deserves’ a concealed carry permit. In “Shall Issue” counties, it is up to the law enforcement agency to affirmatively prove that a citizen does not qualify for a permit.
You can use the “One Click” system link below to contact the members of the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee and ask them to approve this legislation.
In states where similar “shall issue” laws are in effect, the crime rates have fallen. As the California Rifle and Pistol Association motto reads, “Society is Safer When Criminals Don’t Know Who’s Armed.”
This legislation is supported by the National Rifle Association Members Council of Greater San Diego and the NRA Members Councils of California. I thank President Dexter Haight for calling this matter to my – and now your – attention.
CALNRA: AB 357 (CCW) Hearing Tuesday, Jan 12
AB 357 (CONCEALED FIREARMS LICENSE) (Knight) will will be heard in Assembly Public Safety on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010. Please contact the members of the Assembly Public Safety committee and urge support for the bill.
ONE-CLICK links and other contact tools as well as the bill abstract is available here.
For the latest info on this and other California legislative issues, please visit http://calnra.com/legs.shtml