Melendez introduces legislation to make California a “Shall Issue” state

A■ By Mary Ann Morris / Editor ssemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, introduced legislation last month, AB 757, to reaffirm an individual’s right to bear arms by clarifying the process of obtaining a concealed carry weapon permit. “It is our Constitutional right to defend ourselves,” said Melendez. “Californians should not be subjugated to the personal beliefs of one individual who doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment. If a citizen passes the background check and completes the necessary safety training requirements, there should be no reason to deny them a CCW.” Assembly Bill 757 clarifies that self-defense is an acceptable justification for “good cause” for the purposes of obtaining a concealed

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