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Old 12-28-2011, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Hank Dodge View Post
I didn't mean to be redundant in my question, I did read the above post but was still unclear. So, after Jan 1, 2012 the psychological testing, insurance, etc. will no longer be required of an applicant? That would leave it with just having a clean background (which I do have) and an acceptable probable cause (which I can mirror some of the existing ones listed fairly well, but I don't have any personal ties with ACSO or anyone else of influence).

I'm just in a position where I carry daily at work and need to disarm to legally travel back and forth each day. Personal protection aside, this puts me in a position where I always have a firearm in my vehicle and I would just feel much better about it if I had the ability to keep it on my person rather than leaving it unattended in the car where it could fall into the wrong hands. There has been too much activity in my immediate area lately that it has me concerned. I would certainly apply for a permit in an area of more consistent issuance; but here in Alameda County I have been unable to undergo the added expenses involved with all the added requirements they have imposed.
The psych testing was not addressed in any legislation that might change it; it's still something the issuing agency may require, but it is limited by statute to $150 cost (PC 26190), and they must require it of every applicant.

Sadly, there is no overt evidence that Alameda County is modifying its stance on issuing licenses; best guess is they will remain very difficult to get for some as yet unknown time into the future.
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