Do you ever wonder what would happen in California if this state adopted a shall-issue CCW permit system? Then all you have to do is read this article about the 10-year anniversary of Michigan's shall-issue permit law, how "blood in the streets" was predicted, and how the dire predictions failed to materialize.
Just as they have failed to materialize in every other state that has gone shall issue.
Some people believe that guns in a public setting are too dangerous to tolerate, but CCW permit holders are overwhelmingly law-abiding and safe. And guns have utility for self defense. As a Californian, I would sure like to have the choice to be armed as I go about my daily business.
But this state does not allow me to do that.