Roseville, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- Assembly member Eric Linder (R-Corona) is back at it again. Linder, who previously voted to strip away the rights of concealed carry permit holders to protect themselves by voting for SB 707, now wants you to trust him to “reform” your permit.
AB 2510 seeks to retroactively validate local carry permits by requiring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ratify them.
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.
As we have stated before, FPC is in full support of a uniform carry permit throughout California, but Linder's bill will, in essence, force law enforcement to have a database of over 500 unique permit types.
If a law enforcement officer comes across you with a permit they don't recognize or remember, we can guarantee they will err on the side of their safety, and NOT YOUR RIGHTS, when dealing with the situation… and we can't blame them.
Although we have raised this issue with the author before, he still refuses to answer our concerns. He needs to hear it from gun owners and law enforcement officers who will have to deal with the consequences of this dangerous 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 permit 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. Please ask Linder to #FixAB2510.
Here's what you can do to help fix AB 2510:
2. Tweet the author @EricLinder and ask him to #FixAB2510
3. Reach him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
4. Give him a call at (916) 319-2060 and ask him to fix his bill so that it creates a uniform carry license.
5. Send him an email: [email protected]
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.