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Set to take effect on January 1, a California bill limiting firearms in public spaces will become law after a recent US Appeals Court decision.

This comes after a court temporarily halted a district court’s ruling that blocked the law, which had been declared unconstitutional by US District Judge Cormac Carney for infringing on Second Amendment rights.

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In response to the appeals court’s decision, Governor Gavin Newsom said, “This ruling will allow our common-sense gun laws to remain in place while we appeal the district court’s dangerous ruling. Californians overwhelmingly support efforts to ensure that places like hospitals, libraries and children’s playgrounds remain safe and free from guns.”

The law, challenged by the California Rifle and Pistol Association, prohibits carrying concealed firearms in 26 specified locations, including parks, playgrounds, and other public areas. Licensed individuals are also subject to this ban, with an exception for private businesses that opt to allow guns on their premises.


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