Since the Public Safety Committee vote on AB 144 is currently headline news, I thought it might be best to update the facts regarding the case for Open Carry in California. This updated article informs the general public that, in addition to the 13,400 convicted felons that will be released early from prison this year, California has the 2nd highest recidivism rate in the country at 57.8%. According to AB 144's own sponsor, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, the State's recidivism rate has actually been measured as high as 70%, via the bill analysis for another one of his bills, AB 219, the California Recidivism Goals Development and Achievement Act.
Last edited by Black Dragon; 04-13-2011 at 02:03 PM.
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