6-25-22- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 23, 2022 in the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen case that the 2nd Amendment extends to the right for protection outside of the home. The justices ruled 6-3 that it was unconstitutional to require a special need in order to obtain a CCW permit. Effectively, the California Attorney General quickly issued an AG Alert that directed all law enforcement agencies that issue permits to stop requiring a “Good Cause” reason from applicants. It is yet to be seen what other requirements will now be added by way of demonstrating “Good Character” or what new “sensitive areas” may be added to the list of prohibited locations to carry firearms, but the current situation has seen a very quick expansion of issuance of licenses. Future California laws will be tested in the courts according the new standards set by the Supreme Court.

Also remember that even before the Bruen decision was handed down, Orange County led the whole state of California in the number of permits issued. They reported a 97% applicant approval rate. The staff are friendly and will help you through the process. Any law abiding citizen desiring to obtain a permit is encouraged to apply because your chances of obtaining the permit are very high. Please let us know if you have any questions about the process.