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Time To Decriminalize Carrying Concealed Weapons In California?

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

It might be time to reconsider "decriminalizing" carrying concealed weapons in Ventura County and throughout California. Many other states, such as Arizona, have far more liberal gun laws than California.

At the present time, it is a crime to carry a concealed weapon, for example, a handgun. Only Peace Officers, military on base when required and those who have a Carrying Concealed Weapon or "CCW" Permit may do so. And those permits are few and far between (although not impossible to get for really good reasons).