well i have good news i just got the letter in the mail from the orange county, calif sheriffs dept and i have been preliminary approved all i need to do now is have my fingerprints done, take the class and have my weapons checked for safety by the oc sheriffs dept range. i dont think i will have a probelm with the doj background check as i got both utah and florida permits and a secret clearance from dod. i honetly think haveing both utah and florida plus having been in the millitary helped me get approved plus our sheriff is pro gun. i applyed on dec 27 and got the letter on jan 4 so they turned it arround fast. also wanted to let you guys know that i am in now way connected i am just a regular guy and i even have a misdemeanor conviction for petty theft from before my millitary days. so i will keep you updated on my progress through the rest of the process.