Los Angeles Municipal code actually gives the issuance of Concealed Carry Weapons Permits to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners. Has any one tried to apply to the Commission? It appears that while the local law does NOT comport to State law, It does not grant the Sheriff or Police Chief the right to issue. So does that imply that they DO NOT have the right to issue in the City of Los Angeles? Are CCW's issued by the Sheriff & Police Chief properly issued if the right lies with the police Commission (Board of Directors), and not the Chief (Executive)? It appears the Police Chief only has the duty to keep records and pay fees. Here is the applicable code: SEC. 55.01. CONCEALED WEAPONS – PERMIT. No person, except a peace officer shall wear or in any manner carry concealed upon his person, any loaded or unloaded gun, pistol or revolver, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon permitted to be carried by law without having, at the same time, actually in his possession, and upon his person an unexpired permit so to do issued by the Board of Police Commissioners. SEC. 55.02. CONCEALED WEAPONS – PERMIT – RECORD. The Board of Police Commissioners shall have power to issue to any person, who in the judgment of said board, shall have such privilege, a written permit to carry concealed any of the weapons specified in the preceding section. Such permits shall be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are issued. No permit shall be granted for a longer period than twelve months. Each such permit shall state the name, address and occupation of the person to whom the same is issued, and the date of its expiration and shall specify the kind and description of weapon authorized to be carried concealed by said person. SEC. 55.03. CONCEALED WEAPONS – PERMITS – FEE. The Chief of Police shall keep a record of all permits authorized by the Board of Police Commissioners under this article. No permit required by Section 55.01 shall be issued to any person until such person shall have paid to the Chief of Police a registration fee of Three ($3.00) Dollars. On Monday of each week the Chief of Police shall pay to the City Treasurer all such registration fees received during the preceding week. So while the Chief of Police or Sheriff has the State right to issue CCW's the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code ONLY allows the The Board of Police Commissioners to issue in the City. The Police Chief is NOT a member of The Board of Police Commissioners and the Code does NOT permit the Chief of Police or Sheriff to issue either expressly or by default.