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California Concealed Carry Permit Information

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Concealed Permit:
May Issue to Residents only.

Example Permit:

Issuing Authority:
County Sheriff or Police Chief of the area you reside.

NICS/Background Check:
Yes

Permit Valid For:

Processing Time:

Cost:
There are several fees involved. They will vary from agency to agency, but as a guideline:
• $70 – $125 – Department of Justice (fingerprints & background check)
• $100 – Local processing fee
• Training – varies, typically no more than $250, at most.

Featured California Firearm Instructors:

Requirements:
California law allows Police Chiefs and County Sheriffs to issue a license to carry a concealed firearm if the following requirements are met:
1. Upon proof that the person applying is of good moral character
2. That good cause exists for the issuance
3. The applicant is a resident of the county or city to which they are applying (or the applicant’s place of employment is within the city or county)
4. The applicant has completed a course of training (16-24 hours)

Required Documents:

Renewal Information:

Change of Name or Address:

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits:

Informing Law Enforcement of Carry:
Some counties (Orange County in particular) require that during any contact with law enforcement, you must “immediately announce” you are carrying a concealed weapon and have a license to do so. Other counties do not have the same mandatory disclosure requirement. If you’re in one of those counties, you have to make the decision whether or not to notify the officer. Law enforcement officers that frequent this forum overwhelmingly would want to be notified. Wouldn’t you if you were them?

Automobile carry:
California Penal Code section 12025 does not prevent a citizen of the United States over 18 years of age who is not lawfully prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, from transporting by motor vehicle any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person provided the firearm is unloaded and stored in a locked container.

The term “locked container” means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment. For more information, refer to California Penal Code Section 12026.1.

Places off-limits when carrying:
Federal courthouse – no. State courthouse (including “county” courthouses) – legally, yes – however, most courthouses have security and will not allow weapons in unless you are on-duty LEO.

California law does not prohibit CCW holders from carrying in a private business establishment, even if they post a sign and/or search people entering. However, they are within their rights to ask you to leave (temporarily or permanently) if they find out – and you are trespassing if you don’t leave after being asked.

Public Schoola, Collegea, or Universities – The answer is yes generally speaking. What we believe to be the applicable code sections follow for you to determine for yourself if this answer applies in your circumstance as this site does not provide legal advice.

While the California Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995 (626.9Cal PC) generally prohibits guns in schools, it has an exemption, located in PC 626.9(l), for Peace Officers, retired Peace Officers, and licensed CCW holders.

Alcohol and Drugs:

Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
California is a Castle Doctrine state and has a stand-your-ground law.

CA PC 198.5
198.5. Any person using force intended or likely to cause death or
great bodily injury within his or her residence shall be presumed to
have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great
bodily injury to self, family, or a member of the household when that
force is used against another person, not a member of the family or
household, who unlawfully and forcibly enters or has unlawfully and
forcibly entered the residence and the person using the force knew or
had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry occurred.
As used in this section, great bodily injury means a significant
or substantial physical injury.

Open Carry:
Open Carry in California is prohibited in all incorporated areas. It may be legal in some rural areas if it is unincorporated and has not been made illegal by the county.

Localities with Varying Laws:
Issuance policies change from county to county, from shall issue to won’t issue and everything in between. Check with your local county for more information.

Forms & Links:
Concealed Handgun Permit Application

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  • Kardar2

     
    Where is concealed carry allowed by the license?
    Unless limited by a 12050(b) restriction on the license, a
    license is valid in the entire state.
    Specific exemptions allowing concealed carry for licensees under 12050 are
    Penal Code 171b
    public meetings
    Penal Code 171c State Capitol
    and related areas
    Penal Code 171d Governor’s mansion
    and Legislator’s residences
    Penal Code 626.9(l) School zones
    (K-12 and college/university)

    Limitations on carry
    Federal
    and local laws may limit concealed carry even for licensed individuals. Airport sterile
    areas and United States military installations are two examples.
    Courthouses and jail facilities commonly prohibit firearms, even for licensed individuals.
    San Francisco bans possession of firearms “upon public premises selling or serving alcoholic beverages” (San
    Francisco Municipal Code SEC. 3603).
    Certain
    city and county parks ordinances ban the possession of firearms and do
    not exempt PC 12050 license holders. These regulations are preempted by
    Government Code
    53071 and the Fiscal
    decision and as such are likely unenforceable against those licensed to
    carry under PC 12050. Some examples include San Mateo and Sacramento
    County Parks Ordinances.
     
     

    • http://www.facebook.com/jpreilley Jay Reilley

      Good point. Not sure why you received so many thumbs down, but…

  • Benlovesms

    Just a heads up, as of october,1,2011 open carry has been banned.                                                                                                                                                                                   im just another gun toting super liberal!!!

    • redley62

      Liberals carry guns? Oh crap, Wally….I’m outta here!

  • Fucku

    Castle doctrine: all that matters

    • http://www.facebook.com/jpreilley Jay Reilley

      Yes, and NO.

  • M.Prinz

    My brother from OR was in CA looking for a job and was stopped for a traffic violation. The officer asked if he had any weapons in the vehicle and my brother answered yes, that he had a .22 revolver, UNLOADED, in a zipper case on the passengers seat. Not knowingly he also had a few rounds inside the zipper cased.  Needless to say he was arrested and is now charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He was released on his own recog and has a initial court date in a few weeks back in CA.  What are the possible scenerio’s that he might be facing?  Charges just dropped, fine and probation, or jail time (and if so, how long)?

    • willyyyy

      How did things pan out for your bother? I’d not be suprised if he was convicted of a 10 year prison term . . .

    • https://www.facebook.com/jimjljensen Jim Jensen

      It is a known fact that our police are NOT our protectors. Calling 911 because your life is threatened will surely result in your death as the response time will never be fast enough. I have an Oregon conceal permit but will never take my loaded concealed weapon into California as California has it’s head up it’s arse when it comes to recognizing and accepting other states conceal carry permits.
      I hope your brother escaped a harsh and undeserving punishment.

    • just a dude

      California law allows you to carry a firearm in a locked container as long as you don’t have rounds or a loaded mag inside the pistol. You are allowed to have a loaded mag in the container with the pistol. He needs to get a defense attorney to fight the charge as it sounds bogus based on the fact pattern you described. If the zipper case was unlocked then he may be in trouble.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1225482302 Dan Ryant

        Wrong! Penal code and vehicle codes are both clear on this. Must be in a separate locked container. Case law has gone so far as to say a loaded gun includes any part of the gun, including the magazine. Meaning, you “could” feasibly be charged with a loaded weapon enev if your mag is separated from the gun but you have ammo in the mag. Welcome to sunny Kalifornia

        • http://www.facebook.com/jpreilley Jay Reilley

          You are correct. Separate containers as defined by California law. To tired to find the penal code.

        • Joshua

          Wrong yourself. No such requirement. There was even a court case stating that a rifle with rounds attached on a butt carrier was fine and didn’t count as loaded. You are right that an ignorant cop might think otherwise, but he would be wrong, legally

          • Ray

            I got my CCW in Aug of 2013 here in CA. Total cost was about $300. Instructor in the class informed us of current (at that time) law concerning transport of a concealable firearm as follows. The firearm and ammunition must be transported in separate containers with at least one of them being locked. Ammo in a magazine even if located in a separate locked container is still considered a loaded firearm in the eyes of the law. Once you have a CCW you can legally carry a loaded firearm in your vehicle as long as it is the firearm identified on your card. I have a S&W M&P 40 and that’s the only weapon on my permit. If I take my friends 38 special I have to unload it and carry it in a locked container separate from the ammo. Better safe than sorry. Even though I hold a valid CCW issued within the state of CA, if I go to a county or town that has an ordinance against concealed carry, I must comply with the local laws and lock up my fire arm. Some counties do not have a specific ordinance against CCW but if local law enforcement isn’t comfortable with it, your best advised to lock it up. My instructor had that happen recently on a trip to a different county.

          • George P.

            Where did you get your ccw @? I live in murrieta and am looking into getting one.

          • Ray

            I live in Plumas county. You have to get the permit issued by the Chief of Police or the County Sherriff. Plumas county is very pro 2nd Amendment. Your best bet is to find someone that teaches the CCW class and ask them how it goes for your county. Some are easier than others and some are adamant about denying a permit. San Francisco county and city have a local ordinance against concealed carry and even though I hold a valid CCW from Plumas county, I can’t legally carry concealed in those areas.

          • jsl55

            Yes you can. From CalGunLaws – Government Code Section 53071 was interpreted favorably in 2008 in Fiscal v. City and County of San Francisco. A victory for the NRA, Fiscal struck down San Francisco’s ordinance completely banning civilian handgun possession, and banning the manufacture, distribution, and sale of firearms and ammunition within San Francisco. The Fiscal court held that Government Code Section 53701 expressly preempted the ordinance and it prevents local governments from passing ordinances that interfere with the authority granted by state-issued licenses to their holders to carry a handgun in public (“carry licenses”).

          • larryaschro

            yeah that’s totally bullshit. In other words, you don’t know CA law, yes you can concealed carry legally in San Francisco county if you have a CA CCW permit with no restrictions. California law has preemptive laws, which means, if local laws come into conflict with federal laws…guess which one has more authority? Therefore, SF county must honor your CA CCW permit obtained in another county.

          • jsl55

            A local ordinance does not preempt Kalifornia law.

          • Vicki Hampton

            true, Frisco tried to stop people from oyther counties from exercising their rights while in that city and was spanked by the coutrs

          • mamacat

            Of course you can come across an ignorant cop, but your Ca ccw permit permits you to carry anywhere in California

          • Kas

            What county you take your ccw?

          • redley62

            Yes, California, the land of fruits & nuts. A locked up gun does nobody any good when it is needed. Politically correct liberals will get their turn one day.

          • Randy

            San Fransisco tried to pass an ordinance that would not allow a ccw or state exposed weapon in their county. It was struck down really fast as a city or county can not pass laws undermining a state law or state constitution. Bottom line is if you have a proper license you may carry concealed or exposed anywhere in the state of California.

          • Tony

            long guns are different than hand guns and the requirements. Cannot carry loaded mags in the same container as the weapon, it is considered loaded in CA. Best thing is to get to the right county and get a permit while the getting is still good. There are a few in central CA where the normal folks live.

        • manuel

          It doesn’t make any sense, if you have a gun locked in a box, in the trunk and with out any ammo. I guess that why even carry the gun if its going to be completely useless if faced in a life threatening situation.

    • MichaelCrackMonkey

      First mistake was keeping the gun on the front seat. 2nd was telling the Cop he had a gun in the car not in the trunk. Hide the gun and simply say no I have no weapons. Cops lie all the time and since it was a simple traffic stop it was a standard question. They won’t bother to search you unless you give them reason to. Obviously in CA Never give the Cops reason just be nice, sign the ticket, and be on your way. Generally if you are respectful they won’t bother you but if you give them reason they will ruin your day. California COPS are notorious for being Gestapo like especially in Orange County.

      • larryaschro

        Not good advice. Do not lie to the police. Be respectful, tell the truth. If you travel to CA often, get a CA CCW permit. There are a few counties that are very easy to obtain a CCW, one of those is Butte County and the other is Shasta County. When you apply for your permit in CA, explain to the sheriff you are traveling a lot through CA and need protection for business. In those two counties, they will understand.

      • Surfer

        But i thought Orange County was one of most pro gun county of California?

  • https://www.facebook.com/jimjljensen Jim Jensen

    I called the sheriff’s office in San Jose in the early 90’s to obtain a conceal carry permit application. I was told on the phone they no longer issued concealed carry permits. That was a canned reply to my request. I persisted and about a week later I received the application. It was approximately 10 full pages front and back. A physical examination was required as was a mental health evaluation. The fees at the time were exorbitant and included a large sum that if the application was denied, for any reason, would not be refunded. Total fees were close to $500.00. There are many ways to say ‘NO’ if they don’t want you to have the permit. Rediculous fees are one way. Making you jump through many troublesome hoops is another.

    In Oregon the application is one page of instruction and a half page of required information. Finger printing and back ground check is required as is a one day class on hand gun proficiency. Total fees approx. $75 for a 5 year permit. Contrary to anti-gun advocates we do not have shoot outs in the streets. An armed society is a polite society.
    Chicago and Washing DC have the toughest gun laws in the country. They also have the highest murder rates.

    • Bill

      “Chicago and Washington DC have the toughest gun laws in the country. They also have the highest murder rates.”

      Yeah, and we all know the real reason why. It’s the same reason why we want a conceal carry permit in the first place.

    • Marc Santos

      so can you get it in san jose

      • https://www.facebook.com/jimjljensen Jim Jensen

        If you are willing to jump through all of the hoops and pay the bucks you may be able to get a permit. My experience in San Jose was in the early 90’s. Don’t know if their policy has changed. You may have to insist on them giving you the application as way back then they were not at all interested in sending one to me. Good luck.

  • MJ Badagliacco

    All of these so called “LAWS” are ALL BS!!! The 2nd Amendment says that I have the RIGHT to keep and BEAR arms and that RIGHT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!!!

    Additionally, the SCOTUS has ruled that, …concerning fundamental RIGHTS, a law cannot convert that RIGHT into a privilege… When you require a PERMIT, you just made it a “privilege”…

    Can SOMEONE tell me how ANY concealed carry “law” is allowed to stay on the book???

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.casey.98892 Eric Casey

      Cuz our entire government consists of the dumbest people on earth! One law for ALL states…and that law should be based on the second amendment, not what some douche bag politician thinks/wants

      • Joe

        Yes, this country was built by the best and the
        brightest and now it is run by the dumb and the dumbest—starting with the 1/2 breed in the white house

    • retired_sandman

      Well, now you’re talking US Constitution. In Illinois, for example, an individual was arrested for using a gun to defend his home against a home invasion. The perp stole the homeowners car keys to drive himself to the hospital and the homeowner went to the pokey.

      Subsequently, there was an attempt in the state legislature to pass a law protecting a homeowner defending his home in this fashion. In the senate, I do believe the only lawmaker to vote against it was one young senator barack obama.

      Be very careful asserting a constitutional claim. The states infringe on it in any variety of ways. Sounds like they do so in CA.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jpreilley Jay Reilley

        Law enforcement is taught to scrutinize those who speak of the Constitution.

        If ever encountered by the executive branch of government, it is in your best interest to say as little as possible. And I mean just your name and name only, validated by giving them your ID.

        It will probably ruin your life, but you won’t be in jail.

        Tough call. Talking and going to jail for a while, and not talking, and hopefully, only going to jail for a little while. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      • Bob Griffin

        The main thing with defending yourself via the constitution is that you must have a lawyer who specializes in Constitutional Law, not some hick who thinks he knows.

      • joe

        You can buy insurance from a company called “The second Call” sponsored by the NRA

    • Lorin Partain

      I suppose the argument could be made that there is no right to conceal, therefore a permit. However since some states, including CA now thanks to Jerry Brown, have banned open carry the concealed becomes the only other way to bear a weapon making it the de facto right. To be consistent, I know were talking about politicians here, but to be consistent the states should be constitutionally prohibited from disallowing open carry if they are going to permit concealed carry.

  • Effx

    I agree with one of the recent comments read, “Cuz our entire government consists of the dumbest people on earth! One law for ALL states…and that law should be based on the second amendment, not what some douche bag politician thinks/wants…” Really make complete sense.

  • lmortimeyer

    If you have a current CA CWP, and move to NV and also obtain one there, can you still legally carry in CA, even though you have moved?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1225482302 Dan Ryant

      For thirty days. After that, no.

      • Gun Packin Granny

        I have 2 CCW permits. Arizona and Utah. Combined I am covered for nearly every state. I was raised in California and my family all still lives there. As a child I was raised with weapons and had a licensed .22 semi riffle. I just came back home from there because I had to go to a Funeral. I took my .38 special with me as I traveled alone and had to use the HWY 5 from bottom to top. Just shy of 1000 miles each direction. Knowing about the variety of personalities that travel that rout, I had my baby right next to me. She was locked in a zipper holster and she was also safety key locked. I believe that it is my right to bear arms and I believe in the Stand your ground law. I also believe that not everyone should be permitted to carry a weapon. Perhaps if we all had to have a mental evaluation, there would be less permits given. However anyone who wants a gun will get it. Permit or not! As technology gets better so does the ability to acquire a weapon. Just spend $1000. on a 3 D printer and you have a non traceable gun. I have paid that much for my permits, weapon, holster, ammo, eye protection and hearing protection. Not to forget Targets. I came to this page as I was considering the possibility of acquiring the California permit. However I now feel that is not necessary. I do not live in that state and when I travel, I will just make sure that I continue to keep her double locked and secured.

        • Hunter Thompson

          There is only one or two designs for a fully 3D printed gun, and they are single shot plinkers that are rendered useless after one or two shots, even more unreliable than the old liberator 45 hahhahaha (gun nuts start chuckling) Most of what’s being printed is AR lowers, even those have yet to pass 500 rounds. Barrels are still traceable which you’ll have to buy therefore recorded. cheers mate!

          • Jim

            AR uppers are not considered guns so no paper trail is generated as long as you pay cash. Buy an 80% lower and complete yourself not traceable.

          • Jim

            AR uppers are not considered guns so no paper trail is generated as long as you pay cash. Buy an 80% lower and complete yourself not traceable.

        • mamacat

          I also am a “gun packin granny”, but if you do not have a ca ccw permit, you will have your gun confiscated and you will be arrested if you are stopped.

        • mamacat

          California does not recognize other state’s ccw permits.

        • 2Aliberator

          Its noones right to tell people they cant carry. thats why we use a backgroud check for mental and criminal histories. DUH. I question your support for the Second Amendment, i really do…

    • KheSahn068

      You have to be a resident of California inb order to keep your permit. However, you do not have to be a resident of a Nevada to have theirs. I have a CCW from CA (resident), NV and Florida, which gives me the right to carry legally in 37 states. However, I had to go to NV and take their course and apply their; Florida was a bonus that comes with NV CCW if you want it and are willing to pay the fee’s. NV’s permits are good for 5 years; FL permits are good for 7 years.

      • JustIce

        How did you get a CCW in Cali? I am moving from PA and have a CCW from there and Tennessee (allowed to carry in 43 states with combined – of course Cali not included) I’ve been told to kiss my CCW rights away because it is “impossible” to get a Cali CCW. My wife is attending UCLA for her doctorate so we will be living in Los Angeles proper. No records, no warrants, sound mind and body, former military… any chance?

        • John McDonald

          I have a CCW in California. I have had it for 11 years and it was easy. Arkansas will not honor it because I had to have too much training to obtain it. My family in Arkansas have permits also and went through a tenth of the training and background check.

        • John McDonald

          Not only do you have to clean but you have to show a need to get one in California. California is a may issue state, not a shall issue state.

        • jsl55

          Not much of a chance in L.A. county. The closest county to L.A. that has a Sheriff that respects our Constitution is Kern county.

  • LennyB

    Ok What the Hell we all Honor California CCW Permits but California will not Honor Our Permit. its time we all boot California out of the honor system until they learn to play Ball

  • LennyB

    everyone neede to ban together and file a class action Case against California

    • Aaron

      San Diego County lost their case dealing with CCP. They can no longer require you to “provide good cause” for the permit as the Supreme Court found this a violation of the second amendment.

      • Heather Wilson

        Exactly. “Good cause” IS our Second Amendment.

      • http://www.Pussysmasher.com jamie

        Im still confused what that means. So i could go and fill out the application and in the box that asks for good cause I can just say “Self defense” and nothing more?

        • Fen

          A better response, and what I put on my form 4s (for SBRs and Suppressors) is “All lawful purposes”

  • Adam

    I have a NV CCW permit but I am moving to California, Will I still be able to keep/ use my NV CCW? I still own property in NV and I will commute back every month for military duty if that makes a difference.

    • Art

      yes you can keep your Nevada permit but you can’t carry concealed in California, and you should contact Nevada of your move so they can change your address, I have a CCW for Nevada and i live in California.

  • tom ketchum

    Ha, on the description of his glock 26 it says caliber=26

  • oboma

    CA is full of liberal regulators That is why our crime rate is so hi. Criminals are armed but you will have to pay and fight until your out of breath for a right that has been taken away from you.

  • JR

    If I have a CA CCW can I carry a loaded pistol in my aacar does it have to be on my body?

    • larryaschro

      lol no, but if you have a CA CCW, why don’t you carry on your body?

  • Free citizen

    God bless freedom

    -poor wilderness treader

  • wolf

    The Best County to get your CCW in California is Sutter County , cause they straight out tell you to self protection is good cause . And they instruct you to put that on your app. 6 months residency, I called the Sheriffs Office set up my meeting. The meeting went well, 8 weeks later I received my CCW, $132 dollars total.

    • Northcoast

      I recently received my CCW license out of Humboldt county, the process was fairly clear, background check, pay the $130, do the finger printing and photo, all at the courthouse. I waited for about three weeks and then received a call to set up an interview. During the interview I had to bring my guns in unloaded and locked in a container so they can take the numbers, then a few weeks later I went down and picked up my CCW license. I am a small business owner so that helped and I spend lots of time working in Humboldt county’s rural areas. but many other folks here have permits too, you don’t have to be a business owner. I have three guns on my license, 380, 40 , and .45…….figured the 50 Caliber would be too difficult to conceal. I’m so glad I left Sonoma/Marin county region….where nobody gets a license. The political correctness is just stupid down there..

      • Northcoast

        Forgot to mention that I also had to take the gun safety class, and pass the firing range tests. That added to the cost which totaled around $300. Humboldt and Mendocino county Sheriff’s are gun friendly to a certain extent, but not overly friendly. But I was satisfied at with my experience obtaining my license, the Sheriff deputy that interviewed me was respectful and an overall nice dude.

        • Bob Griffin

          I’m curious whether my 20 years of qualifying in the military would be a substitute for taking a gun safety course… probably not here in California.

      • redley62

        Well, they make it stupid because even though they can’t just confiscate your guns, they can make it almost impossible for you to use it if you have to. Transporting a gun and ammo through California in separate locked containers is a joke. ….and the illegal guy travels around with a loaded gun in his pants. California state is one of the most PC BS state in the country.
        Wait!! Can you give me a few minutes Mr. Criminal? I need to go back to my car trunk for a minute to unlock two containers for my gun and ammo. Will be right back. Don’t run off now!

        • larryaschro

          Actually,
          You don’t have to lock your gun in the trunk. any more. The gun and ammo must be separate, locked up, and out of reach. This does not mean in the trunk. This is a little improvement. In case you need to get into your gun box in the back seat and unlock it.

          • redley62

            Thanks for the heads up on carrying
            weapon through CA. They make it hard
            to protect oneself don’t they?

    • mamacat

      I live in Shasta County and we have a pro 2nd amendment sheriff. Very easy to get a ccw here.

      • larryaschro

        I live in Shasta County too! However, Deputy Mike Paisley will make it difficult for you in an interview if you have any misdemeanors or civil complaints for you. He actually tries to piss you off to see what you are made of.

    • larryaschro

      Hey that’s really cool, thanks for the info. Question, what makes it the best? Because it’s the easiest and fastest process? I’ve always thought that Butte or Shasta county was the fastest and easiest.

  • ch3ch2oh

    Sucks to live in California

  • Dudes

    We just need to vote a pro gun house and senate staff so that we can have cool guns here

  • bobokittyfuck

    This is all a bunch of horse shit. I carry every day. My permit is the second amendment. No one will ever know unless I need it. I’d rather be judged by twelve than carried by six.

    • Zack Corley

      Whoa, so true.

    • Bigpappa

      You are 100% right my friend! I have carried handguns without any “permit” for years. Once time I drew my weapon when two low life’s tried to rob me @ knife point. Luckily they ran away. You think the police care? They have no duty to protect you. I live in the real world.

  • Shagy

    so with yesterdays ruling… what now for CA?

  • Dale Broad

    Ca, is the worst state for guns and gun rights. The real kicker is the Police are against these gun laws.

  • Zack Corley

    You sir, are a respectable man. Very helpful info as well Thanks.

  • Red

    I’m gonna get s$@## for this , but what Americans seem to forget is this , yes the 2nd Amendment grants us the right to Bear Arms. , but it does not Grant us the right to CONCEALMENT. That is a privilege granted to us by the state we reside in, if they so choose to do so. Everyone forgets the Constitution gives the States the right to govern its own . I believe in open carry but for the idiots that want to open carry with their M4 rifles on ur back in the PUBLIC use some common sense . That’s the kind of action that gun haters love to watch if something goes wrong . If y’all want to carry so bad then apply for your CCW in a gun friendly county. And quit Bitching about what we are and aren’t Entitled to .

    • disgusted ffm

      You need to read the Second Amendment and then have someone explain to you what “shall not be infringed” means. You’re almost implying that carrying concealed is not a matter of legal choice but rather indicates some sinister/illegal intentions–which is really flawed reasoning and not supported by any data. Your additional attempt at legal logic is scary. I fear the day is fast coming when people will welcome the sight of others carrying weapons–like in Israel–because of the ongoing threat of violence from foreign and domestic enemies who mean us all harm.

  • Jules

    Any Realtors online? Meeting total strangers showing properties in vacant homes does not seem safe. Is this a good enough reason to apply for a conceal carry permit? Anyone try applying in Contra Costa County?

    • robincalif

      I’m going to apply and I live in the Contra Costa County. I already have a gun permit but these days commuting in the Bay Area just for work can be a war zone.

      • https://www.facebook.com/jimjljensen Jim Jensen

        Is your gun permit accepted throughout California?

  • Chris

    Does anybody know the required caliber for a handgun??

    • https://www.facebook.com/jimjljensen Jim Jensen

      Required for what? It largely depends on what you want to do. Kill a ground squirrel or put a round through an engine block.

  • Jenn S.

    I applied for my CCW today. As a woman and a mother, I will always protect my children and myself.

  • Ray Morgan

    Anyone know how hard it is to get a CCW in San Bernardino county? I am going to apply for one soon..

  • Vanessa

    If anyone can answer my question please, I’d like to know…

    I am a property manager in a location in Riverside County, California at a mobile home community. The property was recently sold and the residents feel that, because they’ve lived there for numerous years without being told anything, they’ve been following the park’s rules, when in fact, they have not.

    As soon as I ask anyone to move their vehicles from the fire lanes, lower their music a little because it’s disturbing other residents, not to allow their small children run around by themselves without adult supervision, they get aggressive and have threatened to “*uck” me up. I’ve begun to fear they might hurt me since several of them will encircle me and want to have a yell fest. One instance where I felt even more threatened was when Ifound a box of. 22 bullets on the ground, outside of my window and I don’t own a gun.

    Because of these and many more instances, I’ve begun to fear for my safety and started contemplating applying for a concealed weapons permit to carry a gun.

    Could this be considered a good reason for requesting a permit?

    Thank you in advance for any help and/or advice.