Attn California AG: Revoke Your “Good Moral Character” Rule & Comply or We Sue


SACRAMENTO, CA – -( past week, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) sent a letter to California Attorney General Rob Bonta informing him that if local concealed-carry issuing agencies use the state’s so-called “good moral character” requirement in the way he recently called for in response to NYSRPA v. Bruen, it will cause them “to defend far more Second Amendment claims than they have ever faced.” The letter [embded] can also be viewed at

“Conditioning a carry license on a discretionary evaluation of an applicant’s ‘good moral character’ is patently inconsistent with Bruen’s repeated statements that the carry right may not be denied by non-objective criteria applied by a local government official,” says the letter by attorney Bradly Benbrook of Benbrook Law Group. “Bruen considered and rejected New York’s ‘proper cause’ requirement for a carry license, but it left no doubt that it was the discretionary aspect of the licensing regime—requiring citizens to convince a government official that they deserved a license based on their circumstances—that fell outside the historical tradition of permissible firearm regulation.”

“It has never been clearer that these laws trample people’s rights,” said FPC Policy Counsel Matthew Larosiere. “Both Bruen and the command of the Second Amendment are clear: government agents don’t get to decide on a piecemeal basis who does and does not get to enjoy their fundamental rights. It is my sincere hope that Bonta sees the writing on the wall and abandons his aggressive encroachments against the rights of Californians, lest the federal courts have to, once again, show him his place.”

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FPC to California AG: Revoke Your “Good Moral Character” Language

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If “good moral character” were the exception to the 2nd amendment, which it isn’t…EVERY politician including that AG would be unable to own or carry a firearm. Because FIRST you must BE a PSYCHOPATHIC CONTROL FREAK to even be in those positions.


If only there was a way to bring forth a law that excluded politicians and bureaucrats from publicly funded legal protection when proposing and bringing forth unconstitutional laws and regulations, a lot of these problems would go away. A pipe dream, I know.


Be a first to step up to the plate in that direction. Start working to repeal any legislation for regulations that allow the taxpayer funded security.


In the case of California and many other progressive utopias the term “Good Moral Character” really means: Wealthy White Campaign Donor. Fact. Proven in federal courts against a number of counties in California. Now that this bar is no longer effective California will resort to more subtle plays from the old Jim Crow playbook: fees, waiting periods, tests, required training, range qualifications et al. They will simply make it too hard to do by bureaucratic fiat. Think poll taxes and literacy tests in Mississippi in the 1920’s through 1960’s targeting potential black voters. Same mentality, same tactics, different vilified class.… Read more »


Same party


Fine. It’ll accelerate the much needed exodus of CA conservatives to stolen swing states like AZ that we need to take back hard. CA DemComs are jumping the shark to indulge their anger.

“Dems haven’t been this angry since Repubs freed their slaves.”

“until we drive them from power”: Cali’s too far gone. Only hope: Take back the swing states & FedGov hard and slash immigration to a trickle for 50yrs. CaliCon votes & activism are trapped, useless in Cali. We need them to move to where they can make a diff, while DemComs will still let them out whole.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r

Delay is the name of the game.


If the head politician in charge is allowing this violation of law and it is in fact in direct violation of law it’s also a violation of the oath of office that the head politician causing that to occur which gives the citizens grounds to have him removed from office for willful neglective statutory duty.


They never care, they don’t have to pay the legal bills to defend their actions and face no penalties.


Why isn’t there a good moral character requirement for politicians and bureaucrats?


A question I’ve asked for many years and have yet to hear a satisfactory answer too.


That would be a great way to eliminate 90% of all politicians.


Progressive politicians, yes, it would eliminate them because they are fundamentally opposed to the idea that we are a covenant nation and our nation is ‘By and for’ the people and not by and for elites.


Because if there was, there would be no one to lord over us in those positions. We would actually be free!


I’m pretty sure if you look into each individual jurisdiction you’ll find ethics codes that in the elected or appointed public official must follow and abide by.

The only reason these politicians and elected and appointed officials get away with all this is because the apathetic citizens sitting on their asses not doing a damn thing about removing them from office.

Last edited 1 month ago by USMC0351Grunt

go after him personally knowingly in violation of scotus ruling take his house