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What Is the Difference Between May-Issue, Shall-Issue and Constitutional Carry?

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If you have a CCW License for the State of California; or a concealed carry permit for any other state, you’ve probably gone through some kind of qualification process such as a background check, application, legal aspects and firearms training. While the process can vary widely by state, the issuance of permits and licenses fall into three main categories:  MAY-ISSUE,  SHALL-ISSUE  &  CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY.  Firearms attorney Tom Grieve breaks them down for you in this segment of “Ask an Attorney.” 

 

May-issue states have discretion in handing out concealed weapons permits. If you live in one of these states and meet all of the requirements — background check, training, etc. — you may be given a permit … or you may not. Despite this contingency, many may-issues states make getting a concealed carry permit pretty straightforward.


In a shall-issue state, if you meet all of the requirements, you shall be given a license. While this is typically easier than in a may-issue state, it still involves an application process investigation and wait time.


In a constitutional carry state, there is no permit (or at least one isn’t mandatory). There may still be a permit available for reciprocity’s sake though. 

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What Does May Issue Mean?

May Issue means that applicants must pass basic requirements and the issuing authority (county sheriff, police department, etc.) is allowed to use their own discretion in either issuing or denying a permit. Some may-issue states require an applicant to show “good cause” for obtaining a permit, while others require the applicant to show he or she is of suitable character and may require character references in order to authorize a permit. Other states require a mental health records check. There are currently nine may-issue states.

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island (for permits issued by the Attorney General’s Office)

CCW & CONCEALED CARRY Classes: Shall Issue

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What Does Shall Issue Mean?

Shall Issue means that as long as an applicant passes the basic requirements set out by state law, the issuing authority (county sheriff, police department, state police, etc.) is compelled to issue a permit. In other words, local law enforcement officials cannot deny an applicant a permit if the applicant meets all of the criteria. There are currently 41 shall-issue states, including permitless-carry states that issue permits for purposes of reciprocity (allowing residents of their state to carry in other states with favorable reciprocity). Also, there are states that may be identified as shall-issue that, in practice, operate on a may-issue basis. 

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USCCA In The News: Concealed Carry With Tim Schmidt & Charles Payne

 Tim Schmidt, founder of the USCCA, made an appearance on Fox Business News on May 25, 2017. More Americans are receiving their concealed carry permits, with already 15.7 million in the U.S. as of this May. The year 2017 has been the highest amount in one year to date.   


With the events that have recently happened, Tim states, "The best way to stop an armed bad guy is with an armed good person."  


The USCCA’s mission is to Educate 10 Million Gun Owners, Legally Protect 1 Million USCCA Members, Stop 20,000 Crimes, and Save 1,000 Lives.   Together we can Save Lives.   


Ready to join our mission? You can activate your membership in less than 5 minutes and be protected by the full power of the USCCA Self-Defense SHIELD:  http://bit.ly/USCCA-Membership 


Not ready to join? You can learn more about the USCCA and how we're trusted by over 250,000 responsibly Armed Americans by contacting our Wisconsin-based Member Service Agents at 1-877-677-1919 or visit us online at USCCA.com!  


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And, the Beat Goes On... Lists, Lists, Lists, here's several topics that focus on equipment training situational awareness, motivation & maintaining a hard to kill mindset. But, please know that there are many more, for sure, in fact, numbers 15 through 17 are worth a good look:

  1. Re: Jeff Cooper's 4 Color Codes: Are You in the "White Zone" While Carrying a Firearm?  
  2. Not Having Proper Situational Awareness, Motivation & Hard to Kill Mindset
  3. Not Maintaining Current, Focused & Complete Handgun Training
  4. Not Understanding or Complacent About Handgun Laws
  5. Not Carrying Regularly - The Sheep, Lambs & Goats Say: Baa, Baa, Baa 
  6. Do Not Check, Adjust & Reset Your Concealed Carry Handgun Holster in Public
  7. Not Practicing with Your Self-Defense Ammo & Carry Gun
  8. Not Using or Wearing a Proper Gun Belt and/or Magazine Carrier & Holster
  9. Not Wearing Proper Clothing & Cover Garments
  10. Not Being Totally Aware of Your Situation Bubble at All Times and Everywhere
  11. Not Having Confidence or Knowing How to Properly Operate Your Concealed Carry Gun
  12. Not Frequently Cleaning & Maintaining Your Concealed Carry Gun & Related Equipment
  13. Not Regularly Practicing & Honing Your Self-Defense Skills & Drills 
  14. Practice & Honing Your with Dry Fire, Snap Caps & Laser Training Cartridge
  15. 80% of Firearms Training Should Incorporate Safe, Effective & Innovative, "Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger" (S.I.R.T.) Training Firearms & "Laser Activated Shot Reporter," (L.A.S.R.) Target Systems Developed by Shooters for Shooters, to Complement & Enhance, Not Replace, Live Fire Training. 
  16. 15% of Firearms Training Should Incorporate Skills & Drills Practice on a Live Fire Range.
  17. 5% of Firearms Training Should Incorporate Realistic & Non-Lethal "Force-on-Force," (FoF) Training Systems that Integrate, Airsoft, Laser, Paintball or Simunition(s) Firearms.


Top 10 Concealed Carry Mistakes, Don'ts & Blunders

This quick and easy concealed carry video could be the difference between life and death, being in jail or the ability to walk away a free citizen. The United States Concealed Carry Association is the number one resource for the responsibly armed American to educate, train, equip, and Legally Protect themselves to carry a weapon in self-defense. 


Here's a list of the top ten mistakes, but please know that there are many more, for sure:  


1. Selecting the Wrong Firearm for You. 


2. Making a Personal Protection Plan Only About Firearms Training and Not About Conflict Avoidance and Situational Awareness. 


3. Finding the Right Gun but the Wrong Holster.

 

4. Believing You've Had Enough Training. 


5. Doing the Wrong Kind of Training. 


6. Not Preparing for the Legal and Financial 

Aftermath of a Self Defense Shooting. 


7. Not Testing Your Self Defense Ammo. 


8. Not Building Consistency into Your Carry Practices. 


9. Not Properly Maintaining Your Carry Gun and Ammunition. 


10. Not Understanding Your State's Laws or the Laws of States You Might Visit.  


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Know Your State's Rights

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  • Why Carry a Concealed Weapon? In a world that seems to get more dangerous every day, a little forethought can go a long way in defending your loved ones.
  • What About the Laws? Concealed carry legislation is young and constantly evolving.
  • Getting Your Permit. FAQ
  • Can I Carry Everywhere I Go? Knowing the law is as important as being able to hit your target.
  • Tips For Travelers. Flying with your sidearm is legal, but it can present its own challenges. It is imperative that you know and understand all laws and regulations surrounding traveling with a gun.
  • What to Say to the Police if You are Forced to Defend Yourself with a Gun. In the event, that you are forced to defend yourself from a lethal threat with your firearm, the next few moments are extremely important.
  • Are You Willing to Accept the Consequences? If you are forced to defend yourself with lethal force, you can unfortunately expect things to get worse before they get better.
  • Surviving the Civil Justice System. FAQ
  • When Seconds Count, the Police are Minutes Away...  You Never Know When You May Be Forced to Defend Yourself and Your Family!
  •  Reciprocity Disclaimer - PLEASE READ!

What Is Concealed Carry Reciprocity?

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Concealed carry reciprocity, although complicated in practice, is a relatively simple term. Reciprocity simply means your concealed carry permit or license is valid beyond just your issuing state; the rights between states are reciprocated. You must follow the laws of the state in which you are carrying, however, which may be different from your issuing state.


For example, if you have a Non-Resident Utah Concealed Carry Permit you may legally carry in 38 States:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  


If you're interested applying for or renewing your California CCW License why not seriously consider expanding your CCW coverage by obtaining a Utah CCW Permit too!    


To learn more about gun laws and concealed carry reciprocity, check out the USCCA’s Concealed Carry Reciprocity & Gun Laws By State Map. This powerful tool will not only help you understand the definition of reciprocity but also help you put it into practice.


California CCW Reciprocity Map

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There has never been an easier time to get your CCW License in Orange County! 


 ORANGE COUNTY - CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON (CCW)

This course is designed for those who are applying for, or already have been issued, a concealed weapon permit by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. This course covers the sheriff's terms of license, sheriff's policy, use of deadly force, firearm fundamentals, and more.

Students are allowed to qualify with as many firearms as they want. 72 rounds of ammunition is required for the first handgun and 20 rounds for each additional handgun. Handguns must be registered to the student. This will be verified by the sheriff's department.

Although not required, students are encouraged to obtain conditional approval prior to attending class.

Pre-requisites: None

Other Fees: $25.00 Range Fee

Note: There is no additional charge for additional firearms.


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ORANGE COUNTY - CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON (CCW)

There Has Never Been an Easier Time to Get Your CCW License in Orange County!

 ORANGE COUNTY - CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON (CCW)

This course is designed for those who are applying for, or already have been issued, a concealed weapon permit by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. This course covers the sheriff's terms of license, sheriff's policy, use of deadly force, firearm fundamentals, and more.

Students are allowed to qualify with as many firearms as they want. 72 rounds of ammunition is required for the first handgun and 20 rounds for each additional handgun. Handguns must be registered to the student. This will be verified by the sheriff's department.

Although not required, students are encouraged to obtain conditional approval prior to attending class.

Pre-requisites: None

Other Fees: $25.00 Range Fee

Note: There is no additional charge for additional firearms.


REQUIRED ITEMS FOR CLASS:

1. Each firearm qualifying with (these will be listed on your license). Each firearm must be registered to you (this will be verified by the Sheriff's Department).

2. 72 rounds of ammunition for the first firearm and 20 rounds for each additional firearm.

3. Note taking material.

Learn More

 INITIAL CLASS

This is a one day course.

$180.00 + Range Fees

INITIAL CLASS (EVENING)

This is an evening course held over a 3 evening period from 6pm-10pm.

$180.00 + Range Fees

INITIAL CLASS (ONE-ON-ONE)

Private session

$525.00 (Includes Range Fees)

RENEWAL CLASS

This is a 4 hour class for current CCW holders who need to renew their license.

$120.00 + Range Fees

AMENDMENT

This is a range only class.

$40.00 + Range Fees


SIGN UP HERE!

Academy of Public Safety 

(866) 455-6118 Main Office

(949) 305-4867 Firearm Sales

training@apsafety.org 

https://www.apsafety.org/ocsd-ccw 

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ORANGE COUNTY - CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON (CCW)

There Has Never Been an Easier Time to Get Your CCW License in Orange County!

 ORANGE COUNTY - CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON (CCW)

This course is designed for those who are applying for, or already have been issued, a concealed weapon permit by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. This course covers the sheriff's terms of license, sheriff's policy, use of deadly force, firearm fundamentals, and more.

Students are allowed to qualify with as many firearms as they want. 72 rounds of ammunition is required for the first handgun and 20 rounds for each additional handgun. Handguns must be registered to the student. This will be verified by the sheriff's department.

Although not required, students are encouraged to obtain conditional approval prior to attending class.

Pre-requisites: None

Other Fees: $25.00 Range Fee

Note: There is no additional charge for additional firearms.


REQUIRED ITEMS FOR CLASS:

1. Each firearm qualifying with (these will be listed on your license). Each firearm must be registered to you (this will be verified by the Sheriff's Department).

2. 72 rounds of ammunition for the first firearm and 20 rounds for each additional firearm.

3. Note taking material.

Learn More

 INITIAL CLASS

This is a one day course.

$180.00 + Range Fees

INITIAL CLASS (EVENING)

This is an evening course held over a 3 evening period from 6pm-10pm.

$180.00 + Range Fees

INITIAL CLASS (ONE-ON-ONE)

Private session

$525.00 (Includes Range Fees)

RENEWAL CLASS

This is a 4 hour class for current CCW holders who need to renew their license.

$120.00 + Range Fees

AMENDMENT

This is a range only class.

$40.00 + Range Fees


SIGN UP HERE!

Academy of Public Safety 

(866) 455-6118 Main Office

(949) 305-4867 Firearm Sales

training@apsafety.org 

https://www.apsafety.org/ocsd-ccw 

Apply for Your Orange County - CARRY CONCEALED WEAPON (CCW)

How Do I Apply for an Orange County CCW?

If you are an Orange County resident, follow these simple steps:

1. Visit the Orange County Sheriff CCW page at www.ocsd.org/ccw (click on CCW application on the left of the screen).

2. Apply online by clicking on "NEW CARRY CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSE.

3. You will eventually need to complete a Live Scan (electronic fingerprint background) and take a course approved by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. You can do this before your interview but we encourage you to wait until you get conditional approval to move forward with the process. Taking the course and live scan will speed up the process and in many cases the CCW will be issued at the time of interview.


 UPDATE: CHANGE IN OCSD CCW TERMS OF LICENSE. 


Effective 03/15/2018, the terms of the Orange County Terms of CCW license have changed. We created a quick reference sheet to compare previous terms to current terms. Click the button below to see the new changes. 


ATTENTION ORANGE COUNTY RESIDENTS:

The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released its new online CARRY CONCEALED WEAPON PORTAL. To apply for a new license, renew a license, or amend a license, visit https://ocsd.permitium.com/ccw/start 


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Downloads: OCSD - CARRY CONCEALED WEAPON (CCW)

 Recent Updates: Changes in OCSD CCW Terms of License 


Terms of License Reference Sheet


 Terms of License Reference Sheet


Carry Concealed Weapon License Requirements


 https://ocsd.permitium.com/ccw/start 



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