In case any of you are interested in what the petty tyrants are up to, here is a brief summary of the mess that is going to be California's new CCW requirements. It's unclear to me if California has copied New York or if New York copied California...not that it really matters. This bill, however, is still in process and has not been approved by the legislature yet. It's a slam dunk that Governor Newsom will sign it once it hits his desk.
Note: If you're not familiar with Newsom, you should start paying attention to him. It's a safe bet he'll be running for POTUS in 2024 and will probably be a main contender given the caliber...or lack their of...of the other Dems running.
Like New York they made just about everywhere a "sensitive place" and they made the default for all buildings being that you can't carry unless the owner/operator has posted a sign saying it's ok.
In looking at all this, I have no idea how any licensing authority could get through all these requirements in any type of timely fashion. And the costs to the applicant would surely be burdensome. By my calculations and based on the current costs for a permit, a new applicant would be looking at roughly $800 in fees, classes, psych tests, etc., and around $400-ish for a renewal. Keep in mind CA permits are only good for two years.
They also included a bunch of junk data/studies, etc., referencing how evil guns are and CCW holders.
Note that I have just tried to highlight the new additions or the particularly egregious requirements. A full background check is still required, must be 21, can't be a convicted felon, etc.
- You can only carry a maximum of 2 guns. Your dreams of being John Wick are now over.
- CCW Class requirement expanded from 8 hours to 16 hours. Renewal is now 8 hours, up from 4 hours
- Psych Test can be required by issuing agency and cost can be up to $200
- In person interview of applicant is required
- Licensing department required to conduct THREE in person interviews with character references. One of these must be the applicant's cohabitant if applicable.
- Licensing dept must review publicly available information of the applicant. (I don't know if this is social media or not. It doesn't say specifically that applicants must provide social media handles).
- Hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, etc.
- A bus, train, or other form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and a building, real property, or parking area under the control of a transportation authority supported in whole or in part with public funds.
- A public gathering or special event conducted on property open to the public that requires the issuance of a permit from a federal, state, or local government
- A playground or public or private youth center
- A park, athletic area, or athletic facility that is open to the public
- Real property under the control of the Department of Parks and Recreation or Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Any area under the control of a public or private community college, college, or university
- Casinos and Gambling establishments
- Stadiums, Libraries, amusement parks, zoos, museums,
- Churches and places of worship, unless the operator clearly displays a sign that it is acceptable.
"Any other privately-owned commercial establishment that is open to the public, unless the operator of the establishment clearly and conspicuously posts a sign at the entrance of the building or on the premises indicating that license holders are permitted to carry firearms on the property."