Congresswoman Julia Brownley

Representing the 26th District of California

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Puts Californians in Danger, Says Brownley

Dec 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today on the House vote to allow anyone authorized to carry a concealed weapon in another state to be able to bring it into California:

“I am unequivocally opposed to concealed carry reciprocity. Many states do not have proper background checks in place to prevent criminals and the mentally-ill from purchasing firearms or obtaining a concealed carry permit. Furthermore, some states give permits to individuals convicted of violent misdemeanors or without any background checks altogether. I simply cannot support legislation that will put California residents in danger.”