California governor to unveil policy on gun laws as state lawmakers mull SB 1062

The California governor is expected to unveil a new policy on the state’s gun laws this week, as lawmakers consider a proposal to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons into church services.

A draft of the bill was sent to lawmakers last week by state Assemblyman Ed Chau, R-Santa Cruz, the state House speaker, a spokesman for Chau told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Chau said he is still in the process of vetting the proposal.

The measure, which would allow people to openly carry firearms into public places, is part of a larger push by California lawmakers to crack down on gun violence.

They have pushed for mandatory background checks on gun purchases, expanded the state mental health system and increased penalties for felons convicted of crimes with guns.