Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. This constitutional amendment would provide that the right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of self, family, home, and the state shall not be infringed. The term "arms" is not defined in this initiative. The measure reserves the Legislature's power to require a license to carry a concealed weapon which may be denied or revoked only for an individual by reason of criminal record, mental illness, drug abuse, or other good cause related to personal character. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: There could be a substantial increase in the demand for local governments to issue more concealable weapon permits because this measure reduces existing restrictions. Because existing law limits the fees which may be charged, adoption could result in additional costs to local governments to process, issue, and renew additional permits. The costs are unknown but could total millions of dollars annually. The impact on other state and local governments programs cannot be estimated.
Paul E. Chamberlain, 2235 16Th Avenue, Sacramento, California 95822
Failed to Qualify
Right To Keep And Bear Arms. California Initiative 460 (1989).