The Racist Origins of California's Concealed Weapon Permit Law

15 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2016  

Clayton E. Cramer

College of Western Idaho

Joseph Edward Olson

Hamline University - School of Law

Date Written: April 27, 2015

Abstract

California’s concealed weapon permit law has a curious history, awash in racism. This paper examines the history of why California’s constitutions (1849 and 1879) lack the right to keep and bear arms provisions common in other state constitution and shows the openly stated racist intentions behind California's three concealed weapon statutes, including the current law.

Keywords: History, Fire Arms

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E. and Olson, Joseph Edward, The Racist Origins of California's Concealed Weapon Permit Law (April 27, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2599851

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

Joseph Edward Olson

Hamline University - School of Law ( email )

1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States

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