The Unfettering of SB 2

As is the way with courts and appeals, it doesn’t always go our way. It is not over until it is over, as the great poet of our age Rockford of Balboa once stated so eloquently.

SB 2, which I recently praised as having been stayed by the courts, was reinstated as enforceable by the appellate court. California now has effectively banned public concealed carry and carry in businesses unless expressly allowed by the business with a posted sign. It is the opposite of most concealed carry provisions which more narrowly define prohibited spaces and make notification on of prohibition, not allowance, the rule.

This is, of course, unlikely to influence California’s safety levels.

California is already the nation’s leader in mass shooting casualties for 2024, despite all their laws current and new and only 72 hours in, with a 10 person event resulting in 2 deaths. Louisiana and Missouri both also tracked mass shooting events, both events with 4 casualties each and only one death in the Louisiana incident.

But good luck, Newsom. Back to court.

Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.