Concealed Weapons Permit: Now Easier To Get In The OC - New York News

Concealed Weapons Permit: Now Easier To Get In The OC

Posted: Updated:

What's changed? A definition! The definition for  "Good Cause."

In the past to get a CCW or concealed weapons permit "good cause" was determined by the sheriff. An example, if you could show you carried large amounts of cash for work or could prove an existing threat against your life the Sheriff could decide you had "good cause" for a CCW.

Last Friday's decision by a Federal Appeals Court found some California counties are too restrictive. So, now – based on the court ruling  there's a new definition for "good cause" and that's simply that you need a weapon for self-defense or personal safety. That's all you have to say, but that's not all you have to do.

You have to prove you have "good moral character" and requires some serious evaluation. Reaction here in Orange County has been mixed. We found people who hate the idea of people walking around the guns just because they want one and others cheering the change.

Permit applications are available on the Orange County Sheriffs Dept. website. The cost for a 2-year permit is $195.22. You have to be a full-time OC resident and present a number of documents. There are other requirements including an interview and background check.

Since the change in policy Monday deputies tell me there has been a huge spike in applications. An example, the interview process now stretches to May.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:10:58 GMT
    The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials said Wednesday. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday after falling late Tuesday.
    The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials said Wednesday. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday after falling late Tuesday.
  • Port Authority could rescind $1 NJ Transit lease

    Port Authority could rescind $1 NJ Transit lease

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:57:07 GMT
    NJ TransitNJ Transit
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is holding its monthly board meeting, two days after it heard from a panel on what it needs to do to improve its accountability and efficiency and restore public trust.
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey could rescind a $1-a-year lease for a park-and-ride lot near the Lincoln Tunnel. The agency's chief of real estate and development told a committee Wednesday that it should change a deal made in 2012. Published reports have alleged that former Port Authority chairman David Samson voted to approve the lease even though his law firm did business with New Jersey Transit, which operates the park-and-ride lot.
  • Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:04:22 GMT
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices