California Bans Campus Carry, Extends Gun Confiscation Powers in Same Day

Effective January 1st, California will prohibit students from carrying on university campuses. It was a little surprising to me that California of all places allowed campus carry, as long as the carrier had a concealed carry license. It was listed as an exemption in the law, but I’m sure gun control proponents considered it an unfortunate oversight. This “oversight” is now being corrected. There’s now a universal ban on campus carry, and there are no exceptions.

Also effective January 1st is a law that expands the government’s authority and power over gun confiscation. Breitbart reported:

CBS Sacramento reported that Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a ban on campus carry by law-abiding students just one week after gunman Chris Harper Mercer shot and killed unarmed students in the gun free zone at Umpqua Community College.

There was already a ban against guns on California campuses in place, but it contained an exemption which allowed concealed carry permit holders to carry on campus for self-defense. Senate Bill 707–the bill Brown signed in October–guarantees that concealed carry permit holders will be unarmed like everyone else.

The ban against concealed carry permit holders comes on the same day that police departments are given broader powers of confiscation via the institution of Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs).

GVROs are issued after a family member expresses concern that a particular gun owner may be a danger to himself or to others.  KPCC reports that GVROs “could be issued without prior knowledge of the person. In other words, a judge could issue the order without ever hearing from the person in question, if there are reasonable grounds to believe the person is a threat based on accounts from the family and police.”

Gun confiscation wasn’t going to come about all of a sudden. It’s been happening gradually and incrementally over the course of many years. They’ll keep adding provisions, taxes, and regulations, and taking away exemptions until it’s nearly impossible to own a gun. And they’ll do it all while talking about how great the 2nd Amendment is.