As some you may have remembered, earlier this year the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the “good cause” provision for Concealed Carry for the state of California. Well today was another huge win for us, the 9th Circuit Court again struck down the “good cause” provision. By striking down the “good cause” provision the only reason that residents needed to receive their CCW was to state “Self Defense”. The California State Attorney General and the Brady Campaign both appealed this case.
What the court did was deny the Attorney General’s appeal for this case. Basically what the 9th Circuit Court stated was that the AG had no standing in this case and could not appeal this case. The court also denied the Brady Campaign's appeal in this case as well. The basically told the Brady Campaign the same thing, that they had no standing to appeal this case. This is effectively made it so the ruling is settled law in the 9th Circuit of Appeals, and no one can appeal the ruling.
What this has done, is make California a “Shall-Issue” state! Finally we have the right to get our CCW. Now all we do is state that “Self Defense” is the reason we want to receive a CCW. However if you don’t know, there is not a dedicated way for the Sheriffs to issue out the CCW’s. The process is pretty long and can take upwards of a year to get your permit. So don’t expect it to be like other states and get it in a reasonable amount of time. Each Sheriff can take as long as they want to issue the permits out, and can come up with their own way of issuing them out. But in the end we finally get to exercise our right and we now finally obtain a CCW in the State of California!