School districts are opting out of SB 707

July 11, 2016

Despite the amplified anti-gun rhetoric that’s been cast over the country, our battle against SB 707 has not been fought alone.

SB 707, which was signed last year by California Governor Jerry Brown, strips away the right of law-abiding and licensed people to carry handguns, for their self-defense, on thousands of acres of “school grounds”—including dark and dangerous college parking lots.

Now, school districts from up and down the California coast have asserted for themselves that the path to “a safe environment for students and staff members” is to allow law-abiding staff to carry concealed weapons on campus.

From Anderson Unified High School District in Northern California to Kingsburg Joint Union High School District and Kern High School District in the Central Valley, superintendents are standing up for the students they’ve promised to educate and protect.

Those districts, however, are the exceptions and not the norm. All over California, legal concealed carry permit holders are now considered CRIMINALS on school campuses.

Firearms Policy Foundation urges ALL school districts to opt out of this anti-civil rights law.

In the meantime, FPF will work diligently to keep our SB 707 lawsuit moving forward and ensure that laws like these aren’t passed in the future.

But we can only do that with your support.

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