posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:23 AM
From what I've heard, getting a concealed carry permit in California can be (near) impossible depending on the region.
I've heard there have only been about 10 concealed carry permits issued in San Francisco since the 70s, and those were all to retired law enforcement
(no source, and probably inaccurate, but the average citizen will not be afforded a CCW in SF)
I find this anti-gun stance for safety a ridiculous notion for one very obvious (to me) reason. Criminals would not bother getting a permit or
carrying openly in the first place! They don't want anyone to know they are armed until they are using the gun in a crime!
People with CCWs are by and large law abiding citizens, in fact, they must be in order to be awarded a CCW.
I'm not a fan of open carry in cities, as it freaks out the squares, but when you can't get a CCW it is the only legal option. Apparently not for