In a recent diary, I mentioned that "good cause" was struck down over in Cali.
Looks like there's been some rather quick (and good) movement on the issue of concealed carry in certain parts of Cali. Specifically, Orange County.
First, as always, the link.
Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a DKos group of second amendment supporters who have progressive and liberal values. We don't think that being a liberal means one has to be anti-gun. Some of us are extreme in our second amendment views (no licensing, no restrictions on small arms) and some of us are more moderate (licensing, restrictions on small arms.) Moderate or extreme or somewhere in between, we hold one common belief: more gun control equals lost elections. We don't want a repeat of 1994. We are an inclusive group: if you see the Second Amendment as safeguarding our right to keep and bear arms individually, then come join us in our conversation. If you are against the right to keep and bear arms, come join our conversation. We look forward to seeing you, as long as you engage in a civil discussion.
Next, the quote (with my bold):
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will accept CCW applications which include, in the “Details of Reason for Applicant Desiring a CCW License” (on page 10 of 13 of the California Department of Justice Standard Initial and Renewal Application for License to Carry a Concealed Weapon), that the CCW license is needed for self-defense or personal safety. Applications which include other reasons showing “good cause” for the CCW License as set forth in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Policy 218, License to Carry a Concealed Firearm, will also be accepted.If you live in Orange County and want to get your carry permit, I'd suggest you do it soon. Hopefully, the ruling won't get overturned but you never know.
If the Peruta v. County of San Diego panel decision is withdrawn by a decision to rehear the case en banc in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, or a stay is issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or the United States Supreme Court, we may require applicants to supplement the “good cause” statement for the CCW License in accord with Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Policy 218.
Please be aware the application process includes an interview, payment of fees, as well as state and local background checks. Successful completion of a firearms course of training is also required.
It's a lot easier to get your license and then watch people try to take away (or reduce) what you've accomplished then it is to try and get a license under a system that caters only to a certain type.
Shall issue means that the governing body must issue you a permit if you meet all of the criteria, no subjectiveness.
May issue means that the governing body doesn't have to issue you a permit if you meet all of the criteria. It's subject to the whims of those in said body. In this case, "good cause" (which was used before to make the carry law in this area may issue) now includes self defense. Since anyone can claim self defense as a reason, the decision in that diary I linked to above changes may to shall issue.