(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), a teacher for more than 30 years before being elected to the Assembly, called on her fellow Members of the Assembly to pass Assembly 424, a measure that closes a loophole in the California Gun Free School Zones law. Under the current law civilian possession of a gun on a school campus is prohibited but a school district can authorize a civilian with a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit to enter a school campus. A number of California school districts have begun to issue these authorizations, increasing the number of guns on K-12 school campuses and the risk of another on campus shooting. AB 424 would eliminate this loophole, reducing the number of guns on school campuses, making school campuses safer and fulfilling the original intent of California’s Gun Free School Zones law. Watch this Assembly Access video to learn about Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s reasons for supporting AB 424.