Our County Sheriff recently retired. The interim Sheriff is running for the Sheriff and has posted this on his campaign website:
As you may have heard, California is a May Issue state, but my county has largely been considered Shall Issue. The last Sheriff wanted a thorough "statement of good cause" (mine was three paragraphs long). It would be great to get a Sheriff who would allow us to just write "personal protection."My position on concealed weapons permits -
I have been an enthusiastic gun owner for most of my life and believe in an individual’s Constitutional right to “keep and bear arms.” As a matter of course, I will issue concealed weapons permits to any applicant who is a law abiding resident of the county, meets state mandated requirements and is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm. I consider personal protection sufficient to meet the standard of good cause.