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After federal ruling, a flood of concealed weapons applications

San Joaquin County sheriff intends to comply with federal ruling; Lodi Police Department will wait to see how appeal plays out

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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 12:00 am

Law enforcement agencies throughout California have been flooded with concealed weapon applications in recent weeks, in the wake of a federal court ruling that loosens the restrictions on citizens’ ability to carry a concealed handgun in public.

Some agencies have already received as many — if not more — applications than all of 2013, and if they honor the recent ruling, the number of concealed weapons on California streets is destined to skyrocket.

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3 comments:

  • Barry Hirsh posted at 11:39 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2014.

    teebonicus Posts: 3

    Additionally, Peruta didn't challenge state law; he challenged San Diego County's interpretation of "good cause" as being a de facto destruction of the right to carry.

     
  • Barry Hirsh posted at 11:38 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2014.

    teebonicus Posts: 3

    "But the decision has been appealed[.]"

    Not quite correct. AG Harris has filed a request for an en banc hearing, but she lacks standing because the state wasn't named as a respondent in the lawsuit - only San Diego County was.

    The 9th will have a problem reaching to grant the state standing, because Harris assiduously avoided involvement in the case.

     
  • Barry Hirsh posted at 11:36 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2014.

    teebonicus Posts: 3

    "But the decision has been appealed[.]"

    Not quite correct. AG

     
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