CONCEALED-CARRY WEAPONS (CCW) PERMIT INFORMATION
NEWS: RECENT NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULING
Ninth Circuit Rules That "Good Cause" Requirement for CCW Permit Does Not Violate the Second Amendment
June 9, 2016, an "en banc" panel (11 justices, in an 8-3 decision) of
the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal held, in Peruta v. County of San Diego,
that there is no constitutional right to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) in
As such, requiring one to state "good cause" when applying for a CCW permit does not violate the Second Amendment. View Recent Ninth Circuit Decision Fact Sheet
On Feburary 13, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that San Diego County violated the Second Amendment by requiring individuals to show "good cause" when applying for a concealed-carry weapons (CCW) permit (Peruta v. County of San Diego).
On February 27, 2014, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the State of California filed petitions for Rehearing En Banc and Stay Issuance of the Mandate and both petitions were granted. View the Petition In Full
On March 26, 2015, the full Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal voted to have an "en banc" rehearing of the case of Peruta v. County of San Diego. View 9th Circuit Order
As a result of the appeals process, there will be no changes to the current Long Beach Police Department CCW application procedure(s).