California's governor just signed a bill banning concealed weapon permit holders from carrying their guns onto the grounds of any school or college. 

Under California's previous Gun-Free School Zone law, the concealed-carry people were exempted. 

The governor's signature came a week after the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon, but the bill passed before the event. 

The California College and University Police Chiefs Association lobbied for the change. 


Gunfire is now so common at educational institutions that we can't even call the Umpqua Community College shooting "the latest." 

Because incidents in other states, albeit with less loss of life, followed quickly on the heels of Roseburg. 

Which is exactly the situation Ceasefire Oregon and other groups want to change. 

Ashland Considers Gun Regulations

Jan 29, 2014
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Last year provided a good demonstration of what often happens to gun-control legislation in Congress. 

The aftermath of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut included an increase in public sentiment for some kinds of gun legislation, including universal background checks for gun sales.

We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news. 

We bring the topics, you bring the opinions.

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Just about every school district in the country had a conversation about school safety after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last winter. 

Many upgraded their security procedures. 

California Governor Signs Gun Control Laws

Oct 11, 2013
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California Governor Jerry Brown acted on a range of gun bills today (Friday).

He signed a bill to ban high capacity magazine conversion kits and vetoed another which would have given Oakland the right to enact gun regulations stricter than the state’s.