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Gov. Brown signs new bill banning all guns on school campuses

Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill Saturday banning all guns on school campuses, even those allowed by school superintendents. (MGN)

Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill Saturday banning all guns on school campuses, even those allowed by school superintendents.

That now reverses a Kingsburg Joint Union High School District board policy that was passed back in April.

During that school board meeting, board members granted Superintendent Randy Morris the ability to select five employees to carry a gun on campus.

Those employees would have to obtain a valid concealed carry permits, go through training and file firearms agreements.

There are also three other districts in the state of California that passed the same policy.

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, proposed the bill in February 2017.

In the bill, it states:

This bill would delete the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone. By expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would create a state-mandated local program. The bill would exempt from that crime the activities of a program involving shooting sports or activities that are sanctioned by a school, school district, college, university, or other governing body of the institution, as specified, and the activities of a certified hunter education program, as specified. The bill would make other conforming changes to related provisions.

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