Travel Advisory To Gun Owners: SAF Says to Avoid California!

For the first time in its history, the Second Amendment Foundation has issued a “travel advisory” to firearms owners to avoid going to California, warning law-abiding armed citizens that their civil rights could be in jeopardy due to that state’s restrictive gun control laws.

“The California Legislature has been out of control for years when it comes to placing restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of honest citizens,” SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said. “Right now, I wouldn’t suggest to any gun owners that they even travel through the state, much less travel to it as their final destination.

“Lawmakers in Sacramento,” he continued, “either ignored or have forgotten that in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment in SAF’s landmark case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. The Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms applies to state and local governments, but they seem oblivious to that fact in the halls of California’s Legislature.”

Of particular concern to Gottlieb is the fact that California steadfastly refuses to recognize concealed carry licenses or permits from other states. The state’s restrictive laws literally leave residents and visitors defenseless.

“If you are licensed to carry in your home state,” he warned, “that license is not recognized in California. It doesn’t matter how many background checks you’ve gone through or whether you took a gun safety course. Your license is no good in the Golden State, which suggests that your safety and the safety of your family are of no concern to state lawmakers or city administrators. You could be prosecuted for having a gun for personal protection, or you might get killed because you didn’t.”

3 comments on “Travel Advisory To Gun Owners: SAF Says to Avoid California!

  • Have traveled extensively many times through California with a Texas license tag, armed with legal handguns. My Texas citizenship makes me a bullseye BUT never have I had ANY problems with any of California’s LEOs. None…zip! To their credit, California’s LEOs must have a healthy respect for all travelers and their need to protect and defend themselves. Having said that, it probably isn’t the same mindset for prosecutors and judges, there. The LEOs know we’ll help them, in a jam. The political class wouldn’t give a damn.

  • Joseph A Machado says:

    What’s next…harassing concealed carry permit holders because they have a permit even if they leave their guns at home?

  • Well all I can say as a law abiding citizen of the great state of nc , and concealed weapons permit holder.

    I will not travel to any state that restricts my 2nd amendment right. Furthermore I will not order from any said business that resides in that specific state.

    So my thoughts are if enough people stand there ground and stop spending money , move away stop traveling to these places they will learn.

    Personally that’s why those places have such high crime rates and folks that are law abiding have the hardest time getting a firearm there complete bull. I cannot understand how that is even legal

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