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You're going to find it varies greatly by county. Some are very easy, a virtual "shall issue", while others are no issue. What county are you in?
 

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I live in L.A. should I even try? I work many times graveyard hours in bad neighborhoods with a van full of expensive tools and equipment, and almost always I work alone even the business employees are usually gone while I work. Anyone think I stand a chance at getting the ccw? and if so are there any draw backs to getting it, like will I be subject to random searches at my home or something like that?
 

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I live in L.A. should I even try? I work many times graveyard hours in bad neighborhoods with a van full of expensive tools and equipment, and almost always I work alone even the business employees are usually gone while I work. Anyone think I stand a chance at getting the ccw? and if so are there any draw backs to getting it, like will I be subject to random searches at my home or something like that?
I tried. For years.
I even had legal help (an attorney).
I tried in L.A., I tried in Culver City, and I tried in Santa Monica.
No luck.

A friend in LAPD quit to become sheriff of one of the small, northern "cow counties."
He contacted me just after his election, to say that if I wanted to move to his county, he could guarantee a concealed-carry permit to everyone in my family.
But my wife (at that time) wouldn't move away from her parents in L.A., so I had to say, "No, thank you."

A cop friend in Bakersfield made me the same offer.
I had to give the same response.

I changed wives and moved to Washington State.
Now we both have carry permits (and she outshoots me).

My advice?
Move somewhere else.
 

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I tried. For years.
I even had legal help (an attorney).
I tried in L.A., I tried in Culver City, and I tried in Santa Monica.
No luck.

A friend in LAPD quit to become sheriff of one of the small, northern "cow counties."
He contacted me just after his election, to say that if I wanted to move to his county, he could guarantee a concealed-carry permit to everyone in my family.
But my wife (at that time) wouldn't move away from her parents in L.A., so I had to say, "No, thank you."

A cop friend in Bakersfield made me the same offer.
I had to give the same response.

I changed wives and moved to Washington State.
Now we both have carry permits (and she outshoots me).

My advice?
Move somewhere else
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That's probably the best advice! Maybe out of California altogether? And it's not just about guns.
 

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After Illinois, California would be my second choice of place not to live.
 
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