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Sheriff Dean Comments on Federal Court of Appeals Decision Regarding California Concealed Weapons Permits
2/14/2014 11:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Sheriff Comments on Federal Court of Appeals Case Decision  Regarding California Concealed Weapons (C.C.W.) Permits



Ventura County

Date & Time:

February 14, 2014 @ 11:30 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Administration


A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit made a significant ruling regarding the issuance of concealed weapons permits and what criteria may or may not be used in denying a permit. California laws currently authorize citizens to carry a concealed weapon upon receiving a permit that is based on a showing of good cause to need to carry, having good moral character, and passing a background check.  


The court has struck down the good cause portion of the current law.  Our legal staff is actively reviewing the case to clearly understand what guidelines will now be in place.  I will, of course, comply with those guidelines and make changes in our current policy as soon as the details are clarified. 


Prepared by:

Sheriff Geoff Dean


Media Release Date:

February 14, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sheriff Geoff Dean (805) 654-2315