15 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2016
Date Written: April 27, 2015
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: 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