Attorney General Bonta's Sponsored Bill to Strengthen Concealed Carry License Law Moves to Governor's Desk

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the following statement after Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Anthony Portantino and co-sponsored by Attorney General Bonta and Governor Newsom, was passed by the Assembly and Senate and sent to Governor Newsom for signature:

“Addressing gun violence is critical to protecting public safety,” said Attorney General Rob Bonta. “Thoughts and prayers in response to gun violence will never be enough: We need courageous action by our leaders — here in California and beyond. I sponsored Senate Bill 2 to provide stronger protections for our communities, and am grateful for the leadership demonstrated by our legislature in moving this bill forward. Senate Bill 2 will strengthen our concealed carry permit laws to help ensure that dangerous individuals may not carry guns in public — especially in sensitive places where our children gather — and prevent the horrific tragedies that we have seen far too often. I thank Senator Portantino and our state leaders for getting this bill on the Governor’s desk, and for our joint efforts to enact commonsense constitutional laws that protect Californians.”


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