California Gov. Jerry Brown is working overtime to deny gun owners their rights and disarm them. On Saturday, Brown signed Assembly Bill 424 into law, a measure that will make all schools gun-free zones.
The state passed Senate Bill 707 in 2015, which made it a crime to possess a firearm in a school zone except with the written permission of the school district superintendent. AB 424 removes that exception. It was introduced by Democrat Assemblyman Kevin McCarty after five California school districts opted to allow law-abiding school personnel with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns onto school grounds.
“You’re taking away the ability to protect our children,” Republican Assemblyman Devon Mathis was quoted as saying in Visalia Times-Delta. “People with CCWs are trained and schools are already soft targets.” Mathis voted against the measure.