Ok Otis, here's what I'm perceiving with the above info.Originally Posted by Otis
1. You live/work/own a business in a bad area. That maks it a bit difficult for the Issuing Authority to give you the permit, NOT based on YOU, but based on the legal issuse he may face, down the road, with an altercation bbetween you and one of those BGs. He (the LEO) is attempting to cover HIS butt, and NOT yours. In my eyes, that's not allowing you the simple right of self defense, should you be robbed or attempt on your life.
2. You own a Tatoo Buisinss, which n HIS eyes, you may not be "suitable" to obtain a permit. NOT that you're a bad guy, but in his eyes (the Issuing Authority) he may percive you as a threat to him. BTW, in NH we have lots of Tatoo studios, and plenty of really nice people that own them, and THEY have CCW permits. Im thinking, that due to the neighborhood, the Studio, and Ca history on Gun Control, you're in an uphill battle.
My best advice is to go face to face with him, explain to him your VALID reasons, (and you DO Have them) and as him, as a gentleman, and honest law-abiding member of the Comunity, to b "granted" the "privilledge" of being issued a CCW License.
I know, it sounds like sucking up big time, but sometimes we must do what is nessecerry to get what we want.
I'm interested to find out your results, and you're getting GREAT advice from all of us in th Forum.