By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- On February 20th 2014 Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens loosened concealed weapons permit (CCW) restrictions in light of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against California’s requirement that applicants show “good cause” before being allowed “to obtain a concealed carry permit.”
According to CBS Los Angeles, Sheriff Hutchens has “relaxed the requirements” so that “applicants will no longer have to prove just cause in order to obtain a CCW.” They now “need to show simply the desire to obtain a [CCW] for self-defense or for personal safety reasons.”
Although critics of the move point out that the Ninth Circuit’s ruling could yet be appealed, “a sheriff’s spokesman said the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is now accepting applications for CCWs.”
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