California Weighs Banning Concealed Handguns on Campuses

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SACRAMENTO (AP) —

California is once again considering a move to tighten its restrictions on guns with a ban on the concealed carry of handguns at colleges and schools.

The Sacramento Bee reports Saturday Gov. Jerry Brown is considering the legislation as the nation mourns the school shooting in Roseburg, Oregon that left 10 people dead, including the gunman.

Current California law makes it illegal to possess a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school or on a college campus without permission from administrators. But it includes exemptions for retired law enforcement officers and those with concealed carry permits.

The bill approved by lawmakers in early September would expand the prohibition of guns on school and college grounds to include weapons allowed with concealed carry permits.

Brown has until Oct. 11 to act.