Fighting flawed CCW issuance policies


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gravedigger
September 15, 2008, 01:15 AM
Hi,

I was published in the North County Times the other day, a newspaper for the San Diego County (north county) residents of California. I invite you to read the article and BOTH post your comments online AND send a Letter to the Editor. I am pushing HARD for accelerated CCW issuance in this county having only my desire to survive a life-threatening attack as my "good cause." I would appreciate your support!

Here is the link

Community Forum Article (http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/09/12/opinion/commentary/zbaa0dfb1afb6c64e882574ac005e2b45.txt#blogcomments)

And here is the letter:

As I was filling in my application for a concealed weapons license, I ran across this:

State of California, Department of Justice

Standard Application for Carrying a Concealed Weapon License

Section 7, Investigator's Interview Notes

If the Carrying a Concealed Weapon license is desired for self-protection, the protection of others, or for the protection of large sums of money or valuable property, you are required to explain and provide good cause for issuance of the license.

For example, has your life or property been threatened or jeopardized? Explain incidents and include dates, times, locations and names of police agencies to which these incidents were reported.

Details of Reason for Applicant desiring a CCW license must also be provided (use additional sheets if needed).

So ---- if I read this correctly, the mere fact that I feel my life is worth defending is not "good cause" to receive a permit. My life alone is not deemed to be of sufficient value to afford me, an honest, law-abiding citizen with a squeak- clean record, the means by which to defend myself against an imminent threat to my life that may appear at any moment in the future, without warning.

Someone has to have threatened me, and I would have had to report it. They are telling me that I need to show proof of a series of previous life-threatening situations in which I have, only by the grace of God, escaped while unarmed and defenseless, before they will allow me to have the means to defend myself.

I wonder, if I answer by listing all of the situations in California where some psycho walked into a public place and started blasting away at innocent unarmed civilians while police officers and deputy sheriffs were not around, would that constitute "good cause?"

I'd start with the McDonald's Massacre at San Ysidro, and work my way up the coast.

The audacity of this state, to tell me that I am not worthy of being trusted with the means to defend my own life! It's outrageous.

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Librarian
September 15, 2008, 04:09 AM
Nice letter, gravedigger.

You folks have visited http://www.calccw.com/ and http://www.californiaconcealedcarry.com/, right? Each of those is approaching the California CCW issue from a slightly different angle.

hso
September 15, 2008, 12:57 PM
Folks, please read the sticky for this forum before posting. Contribute to the OP's effort, but leave the grumbles for General.

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