- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two new gun control proposals in the state Legislature could make it tougher and more expensive for Californians to legally carry concealed weapons.

AB466 would tighten the existing “good cause” requirement for a license. It requires the applicant to prove they face greater harm than the general public. That standard follows a recent federal appeals court ruling.

The other, AB450, would raise the fee for a concealed weapons application to cover costs of issuing and enforcing permits.

Democratic Assemblyman Kevin McCarty of Sacramento, the author of both, says concealed carry permits are a “privilege” that should be granted to only those with a genuine need.

The measures introduced Thursday join more than a dozen gun control bills advancing through the state Legislature.

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