When the courts rule that permits must be issued, people flock!
Gun owners are flooding the sheriff’s offices in two California counties with applications for concealed weapon permits following a bombshell ruling two weeks ago by a federal appeals court that citizens need not justify their requests.
…More than 500 applications have poured in to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in just two weeks — roughly the total number of applications filed in 2013, a spokesman said. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced on the department’s website that the county will comply with the federal court’s order immediately, sparking the wave of applications.
that’s just two weeks! I suspect the year will see many more, and that only compounds after that!
Meanwhile on the anti side:
California’s attorney general on Thursday waded into a court fight over the state’s strict gun laws, asking an appeals court to reverse itself and restore the leeway local governments had to decide who can carry a concealed firearm.
…”Local law enforcement must be able to use their discretion to determine who can carry a concealed weapon,” Harris said in a statement announcing the court filing.
California, which has enacted some of the strictest gun laws in the United States, allows residents to carry a concealed weapon if they meet several requirements, including completing a training course, demonstrating good moral character and establishing “good cause” to have the gun.
Vs the rest of America where anybody who can legally buy a gun can easily get a permit. In some cases without any training or additional certification, or no permit at all! The places even with NO restrictions on carry have seen no ill effects.
This is simply bigotry.
The people of America WANT to carry guns, and it is simply anti-freedom to deny this right!
Weerd : I know that you’re referencing Orange and San Diego Counties in California, but other counties are falling in line too. Santa Cruz County in California has added the following to their CCW application instructions …
“Based on current law, and in the absence of any applicable exclusionary factors, self-defense or personal safety qualifies as sufficient “good cause” for the issuance of a license. However, if the law changes in any respect, we may require applicants to supplement the “good cause” statement in order to retain any CCW License that has been issued based on the law in place at the time the license was issued.”