Sheriff Agrees Not to Subject Several Hundred Pending CCW Applicants to Strict “Good Cause” Policy
Sacramento, CA -(Ammoland.com)- As we recently reported, following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals order to rehear Peruta, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens decided to abandon her policy of accepting self-defense as “good cause” for a CCW and to revert back to her pre-Peruta policy, requiring individual applicants to articulate and document a heightened individualized safety concern to be issued a CCW license, a hurdle that few applicants could likely meet.
The Sheriff’s announcement of this policy change stated that all individuals currently in the application process would be required to resubmit their “good cause” statements under the new higher standard, even those who had already been determined to have “good cause” and were nearing the end of the application process.
The NRA and CRPA immediately stated their opposition to the Sheriff’s decision, and encouraged their memberships to contact the Sheriff and express their opposition to the policy change. The NRA and CRPA also submitted a letter to Sheriff Hutchens explaining that her claim that she is legally obligated to enforce a …read more