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Old 07-11-2019, 9:25 AM
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Which county would be more likely to issue?

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Old 07-11-2019, 12:24 PM
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:29 PM
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So you can move from LA to Fresno but not to Phoenix or Reno?
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Old 07-11-2019, 1:33 PM
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So you can move from LA to Fresno but not to Phoenix or Reno?
I would imagine he wants to stay relatively close to his family in LA, as he has mentioned.
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Old 07-11-2019, 1:38 PM
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If it was me, I would drive six hours from Phoenix to LA instead of four hours from Fresno to LA. Or hop on Southwest Airlines. Just some food for thought, not trying to hijack your thread. We moved to the PNW and can get a direct 2 hour flight to LAX or BUR for $100 each way.
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Of those two counties, I think Fresno is CCW friendliest.
Both PD and Sheriff are issuing, but best check with folks from Fresno.


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Of those two counties, I think Fresno is CCW friendliest.
Both PD and Sheriff are issuing, but best check with folks from Fresno.


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Old 07-11-2019, 9:19 PM
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Fresno is CCW friendly. I live here and can tell you where the best places to rent in Fresno. I have a pool service company and drive all over this town.
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Very different cities OP.
Speaking strictly CCW, dig around for the stats, but I believe Fresno county is one of the top two CA counties in permits issued, let alone Fresno PD if you live in city limits. Sheriff Mims is awesome.
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Old 07-12-2019, 9:15 AM
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You may actually have to use your ccw in Fresno...
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Old 07-12-2019, 9:41 AM
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I grew up in L.A. County and moved to Ventura County in 1978. From there to Kern and then to Tulare County. Now I live in both Kern and Tulare , summer and winter.

Strongest advice. Forget Ventura County. Get out of what was Southern California and now is Northern Mexico. East of Interstate 5 is a bare minimum. If I were under 55, I would leave the state of California altogether.

Believe me, you will not want to visit S. California once you depressureize. Save your pictures and memories and have your relatives visit you.
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Move to madera county— just north of Fresno live in the Ranchos have a few acres of land and only 10 minutes from the best parts of Fresno. In madera county sheriff just wants the word protection on ccw application and if you pass background you get issues. Mine only took 3 weeks to come back and get issued
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Old 07-13-2019, 8:30 AM
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When I applied to Fresno County, I had to show evidence of how long I had been a resident. Don't know if the sheriff will issue to someone just moving there.
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Fresno CCW is a sure thing.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:15 AM
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Fresno is CCW friendly but I believe you only get 4 guns on the permit.
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Fresno four, Madera ten.
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You may actually have to use your ccw in Fresno...
Ha Ha. As opposed to ?
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Fresno is VERY CCW friendly. It's also a shhhh...err...crap hole. My apologies if you live there. It's also hot AF for about 6 months out of the year. Plan for high AC bills.
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Fresno County is one of the easiest places to get a CCW in California. The Fresno Chief of Police also issues, however he is retiring. No idea if his replacement will be as CCW friendly. Fresno is relatively safe if you avoid the South West part of the city.
That all said if I was you I’d take the advice above and move to Arizona. Even the best places in California are becoming a liberal cesspool.

If you feel you must stay in California Kern County is CCW friendly and much closer to LA.
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Old 07-14-2019, 9:13 AM
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VC has self defense as good cause, while they are meticulous at establishing residency because of so many nearby LA people trying to game the system I hadn’t heard of the 1 year thing as a requirement.
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VC has self defense as good cause, while they are meticulous at establishing residency because of so many nearby LA people trying to game the system I hadn’t heard of the 1 year thing as a requirement.
Ventura does look closely at residency, but they don't actually come to your home and/or talk to your neighbors (they may in some situations I suppose, but it's not standard practice). Self Defense is literally all they need for Good Cause, but they use the Good Morals clause to sort out the "undesirables". Any kind of repeated negative interaction with LE in the last 5 years (other than the random speeding ticked) and you likely won't get a CCW. Bankruptcy, a DUI 8 years ago or similar things of that nature, not likely to get one either. They look at everything. That being said, since they started issuing in Feb 2014 they've only had one negative incident involving a CCW holder that made the news, that's a good thing.

Then again, if you have a clean background, have no negative interaction with LE and have half a brain you can get a CCW. Might take 2 to 4 months but you'll get one. As a bonus, unlike Fresno you are unlikely to need one here unless you ignore the 4S rules (Stupid Places, Stupid People, Stupid Times, Stupid things).

The estimated number of active VCSD CCWs (no cities in the county issue) out there right now is somewhere between 2500 and 3500 but no one knows for sure and VCSD isn't sharing.

EDIT: Other things to consider: Ventura County is beautiful, Fresno County not so much. Ventura County has lots of beaches, Fresno County has...well....IDK what they have and I've spent a fair amount of time there. Ventura county is BUTT expensive to live in, Fresno county is far, far cheaper to live in. I mean, like livable cheap to live in.
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