GOA, GOF Join Gun Owners of California in Suit Challenging California’s Brand New Anti-Concealed Carry Law
By Walter Smoloski
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2023
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) teamed up with Gun Owners of California (GOC) to promptly serve California AG Rob Bonta in a lawsuit challenging portions of SB 2, a bill that anti-gun Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law yesterday. This unconstitutional legislation was passed in response to the Bruen decision (which ended the state’s draconian “may-issue” policy), and among other provisions would:
Enact highly restrictive “sensitive locations” where concealed carrying would be prohibited, including all private property unless expressly permitted by the owner;
Require 16 hours of training;
And significantly increase the costs associated with securing a permit.
This suit specifically goes after the “sensitive locations” provision of the law.
Several other anti-gun states have enacted similar unconstitutional legislation in response to the Bruen decision, and GOA and GOF are a part of litigation in several of these cases.
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:
“This is just the latest assault on our rights in California. Just as concerning, Governor Gavin Newsom has already made his anti-gun intentions quite clear: he wants to effectively repeal the Second Amendment. Sadly, his acknowledgment that doing so would be the only way to enact more gun control did not dissuadeSource: Gun Owners of America