Yes, it's not an easy accomplishment here. What made the difference is living in a pretty rural area with a reasonable Police Chief. It makes all the difference in the world.
This past year, Sacramento went from "May Issue" to "Shall Issue". However, they've been so overwhelmed by demand that it's taking almost a year to get an interview with a detective.
We love it here and moving here was a great decision. The only thing that would make it better would be if this place was in Idaho.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams