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Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Expanding Bans on Concealed Carry for Self-Defense

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) signed three new gun control bills Tuesday, one of which expands areas where concealed carry for self-defense is banned.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Glendale) sponsored the expanded ban contained in SB2. He spoke prior to the signing, saying, “Do you need a gun to go to your daughter’s…soccer game? I would say you need a water bottle and orange slices.”


He said, “When you go to the mall, do you need a weapon to go shopping, or do you need a credit card? You need a credit card.”

Portantino added, “When you go to the supermarket, bring your bags, don’t bring your gun.”

Newsom signed SB2, celebrated the new gun control, pushed for even more gun control, and warned that the United States Supreme Court’s New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen (2022) decision put new difficulties in place for the gun control lobby.

Bruen ruled that New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance was unconstitutional.

Newsom observed that Bruen is being used to “roll back” gun control in states around the country, including in blue states.


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