There is an initiative in the process of getting on the ballot that would edit (strike / add) the code regarding issuance of concealed permits in California. Follow its official progress, here.
The problem is that the initiative doesn't owe much to the Second Amendment but just limps away from current tyranny with its tail between its legs. Still, it is an improvement. So I guess I'll have to support it in spite of my misgivings including:
1) With last month's ban in California of open carry, 11-0056 does not permit open carry.
2) No limit on the sheriff to deny on the basis of history of substance abuse (from which people recover) or domestic abuse (which may be subject to a vindictive partner).
3) It's onorus specification of firearm(s) permissible to carry.
4) The stingy time interval of validity of only two years for citizens.
To the author, I offerred a link to Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1351, which I say is closer to empowerment of the citizen and more restraining of government to infringe on the RKBA.
I'm interested to hear how other states' permits compare to these shortcomings and your personal contentment with your states' recognition of your rights in these regards.
And from Californians - whether this initiative is acceptable sufficiently for your support or what