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CCW Issues in California

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RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS APPLYING FOR CCW LICENSES IN CALIFORNIA- POST BRUEN DECISION

If you are having issues with your Sheriff or Police Department accepting or processing concealed carry permits (CCW), please let us know at contact@crpa.org 

GENERAL INFORMATION

NYSRPA v. Bruen : Decision regarding constitutionality of carry outside the home.

Summary of CA CCW Laws Post Bruen Decision

 

CALIFORNIA LAW RE CCW ISSUANCE

“(a) When a person applies for a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, the sheriff of a county may issue a license to that person upon proof of all of the following:

 (1) The applicant is of good moral character.

(2) Good cause exists for issuance of the license.

(3) The applicant is a resident of the county or a city within the county, or the applicant’s principal place of employment or business is in the county or a city within the county and the applicant spends a substantial period of time in that place of employment or business.

(4) The applicant has completed a course of training as described in Section 26165.”

Pen. Code, § 26150, subd. (a) (see also Pen. Code, § 26155, subd. (a) [referring to the same requirements, but for when a City Police Department handles permit issuance]).

While the Supreme Court’s decision allows most of California’s statutory requirements to stand so long as they are not abused, subsection (a)(2), relating to “good cause” is now no longer valid.

 

The Supreme Court explained that “lengthy wait times in processing license applications” are “abusive”.  Bruen, 142 S. Ct. 2111, at n.9. Moreover, California law states that permit decisions must be made within 90 days of the initial application, or 30 days after receipt of the applicant’s background check from the Department of Justice, whichever is later. Cal. Penal Code § 26205

 

The Supreme Court similarly explained that excessive application fees are likewise unconstitutional. Bruen, 142 S. Ct. 2111, at n.9. Issuing authorities are only permitted to charge a fee “in an amount equal to the reasonable costs for processing” new applications.

P.C. § 26190(b)(1). As applied to renewal applications, licensing authorities may only charge a fee up to $25 to process a renewal. P.C. § 26190(c). Although the fees may be increased at a rate not to exceed any increase in the California Consumer Price Index, initial application fees must still be equal to the processing costs, and in no event can a renewal fee exceed $25.

 

STATEMENTS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND SHERIFF DEPARTEMENTS

06/24/22-Attorney General Bonta Legal Alert

06/27/22- Orange County Sheriff Statement on Good Cause

 

COMMUNICATIONS WITH SHERIFFS

First Letter of Notification After Bruen Decision

Letter to San Francisco Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Orange County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to San Luis Obispo County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Kings County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Mono County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Alpine County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Napa County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Nevada County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Lassen County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Siskiyou County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Imperial County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Los Angeles County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Santa Cruz County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Contra Costa County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Santa Barbara County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to San Mateo County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Yolo County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

Letter to Marin County Sheriff re Bruen Compliance

 

Final Warning Letter to Sheriffs Delaying or Not Issuing

City of San Jose Police

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

05/10/22- CRPA President Talks About Bruen and Impacts to California

05/17/22- CRPA President Talks About Bruen and Impacts to California (Part 2)

06/28/22- California Agencies Told to End “Good Cause” Requirement

07/22/22- Stephen Halbrook Explains the Bruen Decision

09/15/22- California Political Review- SF CCW Applications Increase

09/20/22- CRPA Issues Final Warning to Sheriffs Refusing to Issue Per Bruen Standard

 

CURRENT & PENDING LITIGATION

Paladino v. Bruen

Lawsuit Against Los Angles for Refusal to Issue CCWs