CCWs in Southern California are a sticky issue all centered around having "good cause." Before you go on a rant about the 2A and the Constitution, remember that this is the current state of affairs in the not so great state of California. Good cause is essentially a reason why you should have a CCW, and in the past this was seen as being victim of a previous violent crime or transporting large amounts of cash or valuables (think business owners). Protecting your family is not something that is defined as good cause by local law enforcement.
The battle has been raging in this state for years and there was a bit of traction or a year or so ago with several places like Orange, Ventura, and San Bernardino started issuing concealed carry permits to law abiding citizens. If you live in Los Angeles County, which borders many of the counties that issue CCWs, you don't have a snowball's chance of getting one. Check out the people of West Covina (part of LA County) and their words to the Police Chief who is refusing to issue concealed carry permits:
That is great! I hope the people of West Covina get some traction with this vid. Stay vigilant folks, be sure to abide by all your local laws and contact your legislators.