By Dean Weingarten
Guam’s legislature has only one house, so the next step for B296-32 is to go to Governor Calvo for signature.
The new law would:
- Require that a permit for a concealed firearm be issued if requirements are met.
- Include all handguns, rifles, and shotguns
- Include all concealed weapons other than firearms
- Be only available to residents of Guam
- Put a limit on the required, non-refundable fee of $100
- Require issue within 90 days of the receipt of a complete application
- Include methods to regain rights previously lost
- Be valid for a period of six years
The bill received 13 “yes” votes and two “no” votes from Speaker Judith Won Pat and Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz.
Both Pat and Cruz are Democrats. Perhaps their positions as Speaker and Vice Speaker are why the bill was held until the last day of the session.
The Peruta decision in the 9th Circuit has been one of the reasons given for this bill. Guam falls under the Ninth Circuit.
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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.