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Old 10-15-2013, 8:35 AM
Dvrjon Dvrjon is offline
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Here's the full citation from statute:
Quote:
California Penal Code 26510 (was 12050)
(a) When a person applies for a license to carry a pistol,
revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the
person, the sheriff of a county may issue a license to that person
upon proof of all of the following
:
(1) The applicant is of good moral character.
(2) Good cause exists for issuance of the license.
(3) The applicant is a resident of the county or a city within the
county,
or the applicant's principal place of employment or business
is in the county or a city within the county and the applicant
spends a substantial period of time in that place of employment or
business.
(4) The applicant has completed a course of training as described
in Section 26165.
(b) The sheriff may issue a license under subdivision (a) in
either of the following formats:
(1) A license to carry concealed a pistol, revolver, or other
firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.
(2) Where the population of the county is less than 200,000
persons according to the most recent federal decennial census, a
license to carry loaded and exposed in only that county a pistol,
revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the
person.
The Sheriff's authority to issue is statutorily constrained to residents of the county. So he/she can't simply start issuing to California residents.

What will happen?

-The California Attorney General will file against the issuing agency to cease and desist.

-The local anti-gunners will then mount a recall as their law enforcement leadership will have shown a flagrant disregard for State law.

-Other Sheriffs will be pissed, as this one will be encroaching on their territories and usurping their authority.

-The local Sheriff will be out of a job, and the replacement will screw down the clamps on CCW.

-Meanwhile, the Legislature will introduce 10 bills to further control CCW in the state.

So much for hypotheticals.

Cheers.

JR
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