McCarty Legislation Closes Gun Free School Zones Loophole

Monday, February 13, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) was joined by the families of a gun violence victims at a Sacramento area school to introduce Assembly Bill 424 (AB 424), 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 an armed civilian with a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit to enter a school campus. “A safe learning environment is essential for our children to be successful in the classroom,” said Assemblymember McCarty. “That’s not possible if a school district allows armed civilians to roam California school campuses.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.