Originally Posted by glockcougar
If you would take a look at the Old or New CADOJ form (page 10 of 13) towards the bottom of the page--- you will notice the following paragraph:
"If the CCW license is desired for self-protection, the protection of others , or for the protection of large sums of money or valuable property, you are required to explain and provide good cause for issuance of the license. For example, has you life or property been threatened or jeopardized? Explain incidents and include dates, times, location, and names of police agencies to which these incidents were reported.
Details of Reason for Applicant Desiring a CCW license. Use additional pages if necessary.
So, this is not the Sheriff changing his mind, it is the State of California requiring the additional information.
Sheriff McMahon is 100 % behind the issuance of CCW permits.
It's lovely that CA-DOJ is paying some attention to the application, but language on the app is not either Penal Code or regulation.
Since there have been no changes in those, the applicable consideration is PC 26150 (a)(2) "(2) Good cause exists for issuance of the license." and the issuing agencies remain free to assess 'good cause' in whatever way the CLEO feels is adequate.