ACTION ALERT! Federal Forced Concealed Carry Legislation: “ARM ANYONE” H.R. 38 & S.B. 446
California has MUCH to lose if “ARM ANYONE” becomes federal law. Our state has strict safety training and permitting requirements regarding who can carry a loaded, hidden gun in public, but a federal bill, H.R. 38, would force California to recognize concealed carry standards from every other state, even from those with dramatically weaker standards or no permitting and background check requirements at all. In the Senate the companion bill is S.B. 446 – Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
• ARM ANYONE makes the state with the weakest standards into the law of the land.
• People from other states who could not even pass a background check in California – including domestic violence offenders, violent criminals, or those with serious mental illness – would be able to carry a concealed, loaded weapon in our state.
• Californians who cannot meet the permitting standards in our state – could get an out-of-state permit and carry across the country and back at home.
• ARM ANYONE would override state laws on guns in bars and other places where alcohol is served, along with daycares and other places where children play – and would roll back federal law protecting K-12 schools.