Roseville, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- Licenses to carry in California, while still rare, have been increasing.
As these licenses are valid statewide, this increases the likelihood that the licensee will come into contact with law enforcement. As such, the license should be recognizable as valid to the law enforcement officer.
Currently, these licenses are required to be uniform throughout the state. An officer who encounters a permit from El Dorado County should be seeing the exact same permit as from Riverside County–and it should be readily identifiable as such.
However, it appears that some local authorities have been issuing their own local versions contrary to statute, putting their staff and all concealed carry holders in harm’s way.
Unfortunately, AB 2510, authored by Eric Linder (R-Corona), only makes the problem worse.
Given that there are nearly 500 issuing authorities, if all of them were to make up their own permit, it would put concealed carry license holders and law enforcement in danger, not only in California–but in those states that honor our licenses as well.
AB 2510 seeks to retroactively validate those unlawful and dangerous local permits by requiring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ratify them, as well as encourage up to 500 new and distinct permits.
Although we have raised our concerns with the author, he needs to hear it from gun owners and law enforcement officers who will have to deal with the consequences of the bill.
The solution is simple; if the state wishes to update and modernize the licenses (photo, security features, size, material, color, etc…) then it should construct a uniform, statewide policy and not force DOJ to just ratify whatever the local issuing authority prints or produces.
We, and just about every gun owner in California, want a uniform system for concealed carry permits.
Unfortunately, AB 2510 moves us in the wrong direction. But with some simple amendments the bill can do a lot of good.
SIGN THE PETITION TO FIX AB 2510
Here’s what you can do to help fix AB 2510:
2. Tweet the author @EricLinder and ask him to #FixAB2510
3. Give him a call at (916) 319-2060 or (951) 371-6860 and ask him to fix his bill so that it creates a uniform carry license.
About the Firearms Policy Coalition:
Firearms Policy Coalition is a grassroots 501(c)4 nonprofit public benefit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
For more information, visit: www.firearmspolicy.org.
interesting that, for all OTHER paperwork, that stuypid state are adamant about uniformity throughout the state. County food handler permits.. same everywhere. Vehicle registration forms, plates, etc, uniform. Smog check requirements, same. Trucker log books, uniform. Their insane AtG has made a list of all the guns a California resident might buy….. not on the list, can’t buy it. Same list throughout the whole state. It serves their disarmament agenda to make the Mother My I Cards different….. so the copper in Los Angeles County won’t recognise the permit from ALtura or Inyo County…. and thus “have cause” to seize… Read more »
That’s understaenable yet the problem remains that California is the state they are using as a proving ground. They have per say the right political environment and they sit on the border of where an invading force will be coming up from. If obama administration is successful with supreme court nominees the environment will become hostile even more so against 2nd ammendment. So as they push their way thru California, and gain momentum Killery if becomes the next washout of a president doesn’t face an immediate impeaching will further this destructive wave of assaults on the American people. This will… Read more »
Yea, Tex, me too! Anyway, governor moonbeam says he’s going to build a wall around Commifornis (just along the border with the free states, not along the Mexican border, I’m sure) if Trump is elected president (from his lips to God’s ears), to keep us out. Considering how far in the crapper Commifornia has gone since I escaped about 25 years ago, I’ve come to think that we should just write off Commifornis and let the Chicano gangs and the jihadis kill off all the leftist, tree hugging, SJW fruitcakes. After all, they (the SJWs) wouldn’t want us to offend… Read more »
I understand the drivers surrounding any citizens losing the second amendment rights they have. However they already have the right to carry. In NJ where I live, no carry permits are issues to citizens. I never see a petition campaign to help us out.
I’m sick of reading anything about Kali involving firearms !