Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in California

The state of California is a “may issue” state which allows local law enforcement to issue its own limitations on where a person can carry their concealed weapon.  Currently, California law states that guns are prohibited on college and university campuses.

On October 10, 2015, Governor Brown signed SB 707 (Chapter 766), which clarifies existing law and limits only certain individuals to carry concealed weapons on campus grounds.

Following June 2013 shooting at Santa Monica College, the Los Angeles Community College District publically stated that their nine campuses would remain gun-free.

In 2017, the California Assembly passed Bill 424 which extends the “Gun-Free School Zone Act” to include college and university campuses.

Updated as of  June 24, 2022

Disclaimer: Policies are subject to change at any time, both during and between school years. In addition, individual school policies commonly include more details than can be succinctly captured by Each school should be consulted for its most accurate, up-to-date policy.