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Chunkyfreshh 04-21-2012 05:54 PM

Concealed carry in California
Just wanted to ask if anybody here has a CCW in California. And if the test is the same state wide?

rifleman1 04-21-2012 06:30 PM

i have mine and i dont know if it is the same nationwide.

Chunkyfreshh 04-22-2012 05:18 PM

What part of CA do you live in? Northern central or southern?

rifleman1 04-23-2012 02:28 PM

i live in northern california about 15 min nw of sacramento.

silverado113 04-23-2012 03:37 PM

I believe Cali is a may issue state so it depends on your local sheriff and from what I heard the one's up north are a little more lenient when issuing a CCW. Also, even if you have a CCW for X county that doesn't mean you can carry in LA county for example. Try this link

rifleman1 04-23-2012 05:34 PM

i can legally carry in every county in california i can not carry on school grounds federal buildings or post offices or any place that puts sighns up to say no carry on these premisses but i can carry in san francisco all the way to la .

Fixer 04-23-2012 05:43 PM

The test is if the Sheriff likes your "good cause statement". Goto and they have a list of county by county chances of getting a LTC from the CLEO. Some CLEOs will not give you one at all, some just want you to talk to one of their people first to make sure you are not some wacko. Cost varies by CLEO. Some want you to pass a local class on CCW laws, some CLEOs want more than that.

silverado113 04-23-2012 05:45 PM

Thanks for clearing that up. One of my co-workers said he couldn't when he lived there. To the OP that's why it's important to read the law books though.

rifleman1 04-23-2012 05:47 PM

i live in sutter county and saying self defense is good enough but there are countys that want you to have been a victim of a crime or a business owner who can prove you carry large amounts of money but yes you still have to go through an interview process by the sheriffs dept befor you get approved.

canebrake 04-23-2012 06:01 PM

Send CA357 a PM. He's in your neighborhood (figuratively) and has got his permit within the past year. (Needed to move out of Sacramento.) I'm sure he would be glad to provide you with insight.

Californication is a May Issue state and permit holders are NOT required to inform.

Your local Sheriff or Chief of Police issues the permit.


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