Originally Posted by Thom1394
All these folks that are waiting for 'Good Cause' statements for a county:
California is a 'May Issue' state. The issuance of a CCW is entirely at the discretion of the Sheriff. A Self Defense' statement (from you) may not be accepted as valid while a 'Self Defense' statement from someone that carries forty thousand in cash about during the day or a retired LEO who can claim danger from folk that (s)he has dealt with in the past would be valid. LEGALLY...
I'm not sure if I'm understanding what you're saying here, but the current law of this circuit (9th) under Guillory v. Gates
is that the equal protection clause applies.
In addition, we note that at oral argument before this court, the county took the position that it was not bound by the fourteenth amendment equal protection clause, apparently on the theory that the second amendment somehow supersedes it whenever the state's regulation of firearms is at issue. This wholly unsubstantiated position in itself seems to be evidence of the county's official policy of indifference to fourteenth amendment protections