New Bill Could Completely Remove Guns From Schools

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, D- Sacramento, has introduced Assembly Bill 424, intended to close a loophole in California’s Gun Free School Zones law.

As of now school campuses are technically gun-free zones, but with some exceptions. With permission from the school district, certain authorized gun owners with a concealed carry weapon permit may enter school campuses.

Assemblymember McCarty has cited a high number of school shootings that take place in the country—about one a week.

“A safe learning environment is essential for our children to be successful in the classroom,” said Assemblymember McCarty. “That’s not possible if a school district allows armed civilians to roam California school campuses.”

Last year, Kingsburg Joint Union High in Fresno County, and Kern High School District voted to allow guns on school grounds. AB 424 would overturn the ruling and remove all guns entirely.

View more from Assemblymember McCarty in the video above.

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