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 former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.