Assemblymember McCarty to Introduce Legislation Closing Gun Free School Zones Loophole

Friday, February 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) will join families of gun violence victims to announce the introduction of AB 424 (McCarty), which will close a loophole in California’s Gun Free School Zones law.

While civilian possession of a gun on a school campus is prohibited, a school district can currently authorize a civilian with a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit to enter a school campus. A number of California school districts have begun to issue these authorizations, increasing the number of guns on K-12 school campuses and the risk of another on campus shooting.

AB 424 would eliminate this loophole, reducing the number of guns on school campuses, making school campuses safer and fulfilling the original intent of California’s Gun Free School Zones law.

Since 2013, over 200 school shootings have taken place in America — an average of nearly one a week.

What: Introduction of AB 424 (McCarty) Gun Free Schools

Who:  

  • Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento)
  • Richard Martinez, a member of the Everytown Survivor Network and Senior Associate for Everytown for Gun Safety, whose son Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez was shot and killed in the May 2014 shooting in Isla Vista, California.
  • Jen Reidy, volunteer with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action
  • Lea Darrah , California Parent Teacher Association

When:  Monday, February 13, 2017, 10:00 AM

Where: The Met Sacramento High School, 810 V Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

Social Media: @AsmKevinMcCarty, #AB424 #gunsafeschools #gunsense #factsnotfear #CALeg

You can view the Facebook Live broadcast of the press conference at: www.fb.com/AsmKevinMcCarty

Kevin McCarty represents California’s 7th Assembly District, which include the cities of Sacramento, West Sacramento and unincorporated Sacramento County. McCarty serves as Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.