Report: Relaxed Restrictions Will Have More OC Residents Packing Heat

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CBS Los Angeles

COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — The number of concealed weapons permits issued this year in Orange County could double after officials implemented a more relaxed standard earlier this year, according to a report.

A federal court ruling in February has prompted Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to ease documentation requirements when applying for a concealed carry (CCW) permit, the Los Angeles Times reported. Hutchens’ decision came after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals deemed many urban counties in California too restrictive.

Prior to February, applicants had to document why they needed a concealed weapon. Those previously granted approval typically would have been a reserve police officer or a business owner.

Now, the law finds an offer of self defense a sufficient excuse.

“In this most recent court case decision has essentially taken a lot of, or most of, the discretion away from the Sheriff,” said Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County…

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