In the dark of night, a new monster was created.

AB 450 was gutted and amended when most of us were sleeping last night.

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), the guy who tried to destroy gun stores earlier in the year, is back again and has his sights set on ending concealed carry as we know it in California.

Their plan has always been if they can’t get rid of something they will tax it out of existence.

And that is exactly what he has planned for concealed carry permits.

Even though AB 450 once dealt with the Streets and Highway Code yesterday, its sole focus now is on denying Californians the right to self defense.

AB 450 forces sheriffs and police chiefs to raise CCW fees — not only for the cost of issuance, but “sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of issuing and enforcement of the license.”

Whatever “enforcement of the license” means to them!

Let’s be clear.

This is in no way designed to help cover the costs of the permit.

That’s what the current fees do.

This is designed to start the elimination of CCWs due to higher costs.