They base their approval process off from the write up from the interview. They pick apart your good cause statement one by one, and in the write up that is all they base the decision on. The written statement has nothing to do with approval, CPT Arranda's recommendation to the sheriff has everything to do with approval or denial.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334