Campus Carry for concealed carry permit holders becomes illegal on January 1, the same day on which police get expanded powers for firearm confiscation.
CBS Sacramento reported that Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a ban on campus carry by law-abiding students just one week after gunman Chris Harper Mercer shot and killed unarmed students in the gun free zone at Umpqua Community College.
There was already a ban against guns on California campuses in place, but it contained an exemption which allowed concealed carry permit holders to carry on campus for self-defense. Senate Bill 707–the bill Brown signed in October–guarantees that concealed carry permit holders will be unarmed like everyone else.
The ban against concealed carry permit holders comes on the same day that police departments are given broader powers of confiscation via the institution of Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs).
GVROs are issued after a family member expresses concern that a particular gun owner may be a danger to himself or to others. KPCC reports that GVROs “could be issued without prior knowledge of the person. In other words, a judge could issue the order without ever hearing from the person in question, if there are reasonable grounds to believe the person is a threat based on accounts from the family and police.”
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