TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
As residents of California, and those just passing through, we, (in the absence of a federal or state dis-qualifier), have collectively, a state right to carry a handgun OPENLY AND UNLOADED.
I for one believe that the members of law enforcement who are so concerned that OPEN CARRY causes fear, alarm, stress, anxiety or concern, should take a long hard look at their policies and practices for issuing CCW permits to residents of California. Wouldn't that solve the problems?
I for one believe that our rights to carry, OPENLY or CONCEALED, are no more important then that of a private business owners right to refuse service or entry to a person in possession of a weapon. I believe that many private business owners would have no current problem with CONCEALED carry and may in the future haveno problem with OPEN carry. But collectively we must support the business owners rights to bar our presence on his property while openly carrying a fiream. I'm not about to get into taking away business and property owners rights.
As a long time resident of California, I will OPENLY CARRY my UNLOADED handgun whenever I choose, wherever it’s not prohibited. But the record must be clear that I prefer CONCEAL CARRY.
I am involved in this issue only because it involves a constitutional rights, regardless of which right it is.
I have a valid reason to carry and believe that no specific reason or justification must be provided to government until they eliminate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES IAMDEALING WITH
THE ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS ISSUANCE OF CCW PERMIT APPROVALS INCALIFORNIA
1.The CCW permit in California is a state permit clearly controlled by establishedsections of the California Penal Code.
2. The state has mandated and approved by law, a standardized application for statewide use, but has failed to implement, supervise or enforce a standardized statewide application process to the detriment of California residents.
3. State residents in certain counties are frequently denied permits based on submitted statements of “good cause” that are found to be unacceptable in one issuing jurisdiction while acceptable in other more understanding issuing jurisdictions.
4. The CCW application process in the California permit system leaves many citizens experiencing unequal consideration and approval decisions on applications submitted for the state CCW permit.
5. The California Penal Code establishes clearly defined requirements that must be met by all applicants
No State or Federal – (Criminal, Civil or Medical) - Dis-qualifiers:
6. CCW permits are not currently issued to state residents in a statewide uniform manner due to the vague and ambiguous manner in which the minimum requirements are interpreted, implemented or decided by issuing authorities and their employees.
7. Decisions being made on the required “Good Cause” statements are regularly being made in an arbitrary and capricious manner, due in part to a possible possibly well organized political or bureaucratic scheme to thwart the issuance for personal protection.
The CCW process should be strictly monitored by the state to provide an equal standardized process to all California residents similar to the uniformity found in making applications for a license to operate motor vehicles in California.