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Getting a CCW in Stanislaus county, CA

Discussion in 'Legal' started by trfcrugby, May 22, 2007.

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  1. trfcrugby

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    I have been looking at the website about a CCW in my county, and it says that personal protection is not a good enough reason. I need a reason to be more at risk than the average person. Which leads me to this...

    I went to the range the other day, and I had five rifles and two pistols with me to shoot. I was taking my brother out, and I like to shoot a variety of things when I go out. It's fun.

    We get to the gate to the club, which is locked since it's a private club, and there is a car sitting in the driveway. The driver doesn't move, he's just sitting there on his cell phone. The driveway is several hundred feet long, so the odds of him pulling that far down the driveway just to chat on his phone was unlikely. It kind of gave me a bad feeling, and I mentioned it to the range master.

    Now, most people who do money drops can get a CCW, from what I understand. Would me transporting several thousands of dollars worth of firearms be a good reason? Given the laws here in Cali, a thug would know that as I leave the range all of my weapons have to be unloaded and locked up, making me a very lucrative and easy target.

    Any experience out there using this reason?
     
  2. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    CALGUNS will have an answer or there is a CCW for california forum, I just can't find the link.
     
  3. glockman19

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    NO. I have been followed home on several occasions by questionable people. I once had do stop by the police station and pull in the parking lot and sit for 5 min before the questionables moved on. I too had thousands of dollars in firearms and ammunition in the car but the CA police don't care.

    I have begun to carry on my way home for just that reason to many stories about guys getting followed home and jacked in their driveways.

    BTW it's easy to have $$$ of dollas of firarms in the car. A couple of rifles @ $1,000+ a piece, a couple of 1911's at $1,000+ and other various handguns. I figure I'm traveling with $5,000+ in firearme every time I go the the range. Even a Kimber, Les Baer and couple of Glocks would put you in the $3,000-$4,000 range.

    In MOST counties in CA you need police reports and resraining orders or have to be a LEO, Judge, DA, or major contributor to the Sheriff's campaign.

    Vot for someone who is Shall issue next ellection.
     
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    trfcrugby, I'm in the exact same situation here in NY and I've wondered the same thing as you. One of my thoughts was the money drop idea you mentioned - can one make a valid argument for a CCW for frequent deposits of checks? Or does it have to be cash? Anyone who has tried any of this, your input is greatly appreciated, it's so frustrating to not be able to carry!
     
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    I am glad I don't live in either of those places. (NY,CA) specifically for this reason... However, knowing what I know now, before I got into firearms, 5 years ago I had no idea you could even obtain CCW in CT, I am glad I am able to.

    I feel that you folks are being denied your rights, and I hope you keep fighting and lobbying...
     
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    Not a valid reason in California. You could just get rid of your guns and then you would be safe. :rolleyes:
     
  8. JCF

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    To transport your guns to and from the range? Without any other reason? Not a snowball's chance.

    I lived in Modesto for awhile. Great place. Not gun friendly.
     
  9. trfcrugby

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    Well, I emailed the police Sgt, and he emailed me right back. He said he understood my concerns about transporting firearms to and from the range, and offered to meet with me to discuss it. I am cautiously optomistic, since it seems I may get a chance to plead my case in person, and possibly the face to face contact is better than a paper application tossed on a desk.

    I mentioned that in gun stores, the employees are all armed, and that I didn't see a difference between them and my typical load out for an afternoon at the sportsmans club. I think that is a valid concern, and I also mentioned that beside the monetary loss, being robbed of my firearms would be bad for the community giving the bad guys a handful of rifles and pistols to use.

    Overall, I would say it was more positive than I had thought it would be. I thought I would get a flat NO.
     
  10. LAK Supply

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    There have been some changes here in the last few months. The guy that's in charge of permits is new, and nobody really knows what he'll do. Let me know what your experience is as I've been toying with doing the same thing. I think selling gun parts and ammo may be a valid reason to exercise my God-given rights.....
     
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    Actually I know people in Orange County had used this reason and actually been granted a permit. I believe the term was "Avid Shooter" .. they had a lot of supporting "evidence" though. They produced receipts from the range, showed that they participated in competitions, got letters of reference from the range personel, and all kinds of stuff. Who knows.. it might work.

    EDIT: Here's an example of someone using the "Avid Shooter" cause in OC.
    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=35305&highlight=avid+shooter
     
  12. Autolycus

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    Once again this is why I support National Reciprocity. If you were to get a Florida permit you would be able to carry in California.

    Just a thought...
     
  13. JCF

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    Wow... that's certainly encouraging. Maybe Sheriff Christianson was a change for the better. One can only hope.
     
  14. Geister

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    We already have this; it's called the Second Amendment. We just need make the government abide to this.

    I'm not really for a national reciprocity movement because it makes the concealed carry licensing scheme sound legit when in fact we already have the right.
     
  15. JCF

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    I'm really interested to hear what the outcome of this is. Please do be sure to post an update after your meeting trfcrugby.
     
  16. JCF

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    trfcrugby: did your meeting ever occur? If so, what happened???
     
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