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Entries in CHL (5)

Wednesday
Jan132016

Concealed Weapons Holders Put To The Test

The old saying goes "When seconds count, police are only minutes away."  If you can get a concealed carry  permit it your state, by all means do it.  A Texas ABC affiliate put together a great active shooter scenario in which actual concealed carry holders got to put their skills to the test.  Check out the video:

Well, it looks like a few of those folks could use a little more practice, and open carry might not always be the best choice.  What did you guys think?

 

Wednesday
Nov122014

Another Step Toward Shall Issue Concealed Carry Permits In CA

California had a big win today.  CCWs have been a sore subject here in CA, and I actually talk quite about this in my recent book California's Gun Problem.  The 9th Circuit Court denied Kamala Harris from her efforts in limiting the recent ruling for CCWs in the golden state.  She really didn't have a dog in this fight (legally speaking) but as a democrat she had to play her part and make this move for the liberals who voted for her.  This was always posturing from the start, but it also served to delay some counties from issuing concealed carry permits to law abiding residents since the Peruta case.

Everyone is waving a big flag of victory, but isn't over yet.  The wheels of justice turn slowly and if you live in one of the stubborn counties here in CA, don't expect your local sheriff to get a sudden change of heart.  All this court decision means is that things are moving in the right direction, but this could still take some time and potentially go to the Supreme Court. 

If you want to read the long boring court docs associated with this case, feel free to visit this site.  You can learn more by visiting the NRA site, and I'll keep you updated as this court case moves ahead.

Friday
Sep262014

Colion Noir: Concealed Carry Whilst Pooping

Concealed carry hasn't quite translated to the masses here in SoCal (the waiting list is pretty darn long), but when it does I'm sure many of us here will be stuck with a serious problem.  I never really considered going number two while supporting the number two amendment might pose some serious challenges.  Colion Noir talks poop and guns in his latest vid, check it out:

Sound off in the comments below if you have some good ideas for concealed carry whilst pooping.

 

Friday
Jun272014

The Fight For CCWs Moves To Riverside County

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!

Friday
Feb212014

Update On CCWs In CA

Ever since the news broke that the CA courts ruled that the "good cause" portion for CCWs was unconstitutional, lots of media outlets have been picking up the story.  The CalGuns foundation is modeling what CA could look like with about 3% of the population carrying concealed.  This number is model after what North Carolina's numbers look like.  I think this estimate is woefully low, and I'm expecting a lot of people to come out of the wood work requesting CCWs.

For those of you who aren't from CA, LA and Orange counties have been dark on CCWs for a long time.  Just the fact that it will soon be available means lots more people are going to want it; carrying concealed has much more significance in this state. 

In a somewhat some surprising move, San Diego county has come forward saying that they will comply with the new change in law and they are expecting a huge boom in permits.  Orange County also came forward saying that they are preemptively moving to allow CCW's without the good cause justification.  Here is a quote from Lt. Jeff Hallock (a representative for Sheriff Sandra Hutchens):

Before the court’s decision, good cause was something that was evaluated by the sheriff. What she considers good cause may not be same as Los Angeles, Riverside or San Diego as good cause. But in looking at the decision, some of the subjectiveness is taken out of it

To get a permit in Orange County you have to pay about $200, take a 16 hour class, an interview, and you pass a background check.  Here is a statement from the official OC Sheriffs' website:

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.

So now the only downside is that damn pistol registry...  No news on the law suits yet, and unfortunately there aren't a wide selection cool compact carry guns for CA.  I can only hope that the damn list will be abolished, but I guess in the mean time I need to go shopping for some concealed holsters and submit my application for a CCW!

If you'd like more info on obtaining a CCW in CA, head over to the CalGuns Foundation for a really informative guide.