FPC's Craig DeLuz is in the media urging Gov. Brown to veto AB 450.
The bill, AB 450, deletes the current fee schedule that sheriffs and police chiefs can charge for processing concealed carry applications. Current guidelines allow for a maximum of $100 for a new application, excluding fingerprint and training costs. In addition, under the new proposal, applicants can be charged for enforcement of the jurisdiction’s permits– which the language of the act does not identify or put a cap on.
The National Rifle Association holds McCarty’s bill is “so broadly worded that it’s unclear what the author is even trying to accomplish other than to allow such ambiguity that law enforcement could price out ordinary citizens.”
State gun rights advocates are asking Brown to veto the measure.
“AB 450 is McCarty’s most recent attempt to jump on the ‘gut-and-amend everything into a gun bill’ bandwagon,” Craig J. DeLuz, director of communications with the Firearms Policy Coalition, told Guns. com. “In this bill he has managed to create an almost illegible and legally untenable open-ended fee increase on the ministerial and discretionary services of local elected sheriffs and appointed police chiefs in order to chill the access of members of the public to licenses to carry concealed weapons and to settle local political scores.”
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