All extensive research along with independent studies show that Gun Control Laws implemented such as most recently AB 144, Brady Act, and numerous others have failed to do what they were signed into law to do, in fact the stats show that since these laws were implemented they have done the opposite of what they were supposed to. All research and independent studies show that the more citizens we train and allow to be armed the safer the community becomes. We have a crime rate that has grown 80 percent since last year in both violent and property crimes, we are the Most Dangerous City in Contra Costa County and the 2nd Worst City in the Bay Area. We need this Shall Issue Policy to give us our right and allow us to protect ourselves, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
This Shall Issue Concealed Carry Policy will require applicants to prove they are Antioch Residents, they are of Good Moral Character, they have successfully completed a training course in the Use and handling of Firearms, Laws and Use of Force, and lastly have a reasonable Good Cause statement that can be simply stated as Self Protection or the Protection of self, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. As long as applicants can meet these qualifications seth forth by the California Penal Code Section 12050, the issuing authority Antioch Police Department Shall Issue the permit to the applicant.