This report is based upon a survey of California's police chiefs and sheriffs regarding the issuance of permits to carry concealable weapons. This survey was requested by Assembly Members Frank Vicencia and Steve Peace and was conducted in the fall of 1985 and the winter of 1986. The Assembly Office of Research staff analyzed survey results, conducted follow-up inquiries and examined current state statutes.
This report is intended to stimulate discussion of proper firearm policy among policy makers. It is hoped that the resulting dialogue will produce a consensus as to what reforms best serve the public interest.
Assembly Office of Research, "Smoking Gun: The Case for Concealed Weapon Permit Reform" (1986). California Assembly. Paper 398.