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Hello all. I am a resident in California, in a county that is known for handing out CCW's, fairly easy. Our local sherriff understands that having responsible armed citizens, just might make his job easier. I am picking up my application on friday, and i am going to submit it next week. I was wondering if somebody could give me some pointers on how you "justified" a permit. I camp with two young children and frequent the high sierras. Also i travel in LA quite a bit with cash to travel and tools for work, however in a company vehicle. These are two of my main reasons, other than to protect my family if an event arises where fleeing wont keep them safe.
Thank you in advance.
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What county. Have you tried calguns.net? I hate that site but they do have good info.
I tried to register awhile back, but it wouldnt let me get past the registration for some reason.
I want a different reason other than for my 2A rights. Camping, hunting and for business safety.
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When people ask me while out at calls for service or out of conversation I tell them that due to LEO cutbacks, response time is extended and protecting yourself and your family is primary concern.
Since you travel for business I'd definately add that in somewhere. Not sure how as I've never had to answer that one.
Good luck and I sincerely hope you are issued one. I can only wish and hope more people take the time and make the effort for their CCW permit.
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To my way of thinking, "for all lawful purposes" is sufficient reason enough. And for those who refuse to see the simplicity of that reality, there's no real way around the fact that PROTECTION OF YOUR LIFE and those of your family members is a rock-solid reason. Of course, altogether too many sheriffs in California fail to see the humor in that, instead preferring to rest on their arbitrary control-freak status as judge, jury and executioner when it comes to accepting such a claim.
BTDT, myself, carrying CA for many years. Lived in a county with a sane, rational and upstanding sheriff who saw no reason why upstanding citizens shouldn't carry at all times. By all accounts, he fully accepted the "for all lawful purposes" justification. Myself, I only used that the last time around (back when), whereas each of the prior instances of applying/renewing found me reciting the litany of situations in which I've found myself being attacked/threatened. In each case, it did the trick, but that was over the course of two different sheriffs in that county.
My suggestion would be to seriously seek out any and all recent comments from people in that county who have applied for their CHLs. There's nothing like "ground truth" when it comes to knowing how the wind's blowing. Check Calguns.net, for some good info about the various counties.
As for the situations that are most "risky" or important to you (kids to protect, frequently out in the wilds, traveling distances with much cash), it seems to me the cash-carrying is about the only irrefutable reason, though it'll depend on the sheriff in question. Also, uncertain what your company feels about being armed in their vehicles on their business. Something to think about, if they're going to take ill to any such knowledge of your doing so, above and beyond the legality of doing so. (Though, it'll be up to you whether to decide to carry in spite of any reticence by your company on employees carrying. To my way of thinking, your life is your concern, in every way that's meaningful. It's your life on the line, when out and about, not theirs. )
Get to know your sheriff's opinions/proclivities well, beforehand. Find as many prior-CHL folks who have recently acquired/renewed their CHL's as you can, beforehand.
Good luck with the application.
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