Calif. AG urges legislature to pass concealed carry bill

The Senate passed it in May, but it awaits a floor vote in the Assembly.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) urged the legislature to pass a bill that would raise the age to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon to 21 and establish a process for determining that permit holders follow the gun regulations, including taking training courses.

It is among several gun bills before legislators as they return to Sacramento this week following a summer recess. Both chambers have until Sept. 14 to clear legislation before lawmakers recess for the year, and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has until Oct. 14 to sign or veto eleventh-hour bills.

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