Bill Gives Local Governments Authority Over
Concealed Carry Law
State Capital, Sacramento, California __ Assemblyman
Jay Obernolte (33rd District, R-Hesperia) introduced a bill Wednesday,
February 12, 2020, to ensure that local governments in California have the
ability to recognize concealed carried weapon permits from other states.
is a common-sense proposal that gives local governments the authority to
respect neighboring states concealed carry laws without hindering public
safety,” said Assemblyman Obernolte.
bordering states recognize California CCW law and this bill would provide that
same reciprocity. Ultimately, cities and counties should have the power to
determine what is suitable for their residents.”
Assembly Bill 2206 would allow
California cities or counties to recognize other states’ concealed carry laws
with authorization from either the city council or county board of supervisors.
County approval would also require consent from the county sheriff.
In the event, that a local jurisdiction makes a
declaration allowing another state’s residents to conceal carry a firearm in
their community, the CCW holder would also be required to comply with California
concealed carry law. AB2206 would allow sister communities that are divided
by a state border to freely conduct travel without unnecessary restrictions
that place a burden on local residents.
Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly District, which
includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley,
Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin,
Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak
Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base,
Twin Peaks and Victorville.