Ever since the appeals court changed it's stance on how concealed carry (CCW or CHL) are issued, things have been changing pretty quickly here in CA. For years, the majority of counties in Southern California (that's how we issues the permits here, on a county level) required some type of good cause to be deemed worthy. Good cause is pretty tricky, because it usually requires some kind of unique extenuating circumstance such as a threat on your life or you own a business that transfers large amounts of cash or jewelry.
Things are slowly changing here and Orange County has withdrawn the "good cause" portion of the CCW saying that you can list self defense as a justifiable reason for wanting to possess a CCW. LA County is still on a lock down for CCWs, while Ventura County is operating like OC. Another large county down here is Riverside and the residents are fed up with the lack of CCWs.
Sheriff Sniff of Riverside County has been contact by the CalGuns Foundation who is keeping up the good fight. Here is a bit of the CGF had to say in their post:
Currently, the sheriff only issues “CCW” licenses to those who demonstrate a “heightened” good cause, with “[c]onvincing evidence of a clear and present danger to life, or of great bodily harm to the applicant, his/her spouse, or dependent child, which cannot be adequately dealt with by existing law enforcement resources.”
Wow that sounds bad! Visit the CGF website to learn more about how you can help and how they are working to restore our 2nd Amendment rights!