Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Shall Issue": The New Wave of Concealed Handgun Permit Laws

I have added a new link to my "Get The Facts" section which leads to the article "Shall Issue: The New Wave of Concealed Handgun Permit Laws". While an older article, published in 1994, it is worth re-reading to get an understanding of the scholarship performed and political issues that overcome in other states that have gone shall-issue as preparation for what we might face in California if certain court cases result in outcomes favorable for carry rights.

California, New York, and Illinois are the last great bastions of restrictive gun laws, but the trends are favorable.  About the only thing that can thwart liberalized gun laws in these states would be the apathy of the citizen, or a few more Supreme Court appointments by President Obama,
We should all work to prevent both.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I come from the Central Valley and was going to apply for a CCW there. As I still own a house there I may still apply there. However, I can't find the SCC Sheriff's policy online for CCW's. Do you have a link for it? Is she a lost cause?

LeftCoastConservative said...

As far a SCC sheriff, you're pretty much out of luck. They DO NOT issue to ordinary citizens, and don't encourage people to apply, hence the lack of policy on their website.

As far as using a location in the Central Valley, even though you do not reside there, I do not know if that will work. If it does, then that would be your best bet. Some Central Valley counties are very nearly shall-issue: Sacramento and Fresno Counties, for example.

You're best bet is to inquire on the Calguns License To Carry Information forum:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=116

The Santa Clara County section contains this link:

http://calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/resources/ccw-initiative/131-santa-clara

While they do not issue to ordinary citizens, it does not hurt to apply, if you think you have a compelling reason. The Sheriff might agree and issue you a permit.

Good Luck!