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Old 05-16-2019, 11:16 AM
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We’ve got confirmation that preliminary approval is being issued for statements of good cause that somewhere above “self defense” and below “heightened good cause”

Examples of, carrying high value products or large amounts of cash have been sufficient.

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What we need are people who are NOT business owners, who do NOT make large cash deposits, who do NOT carry valuable equipment to apply. These people may be those business owners' spouses or employees, but their best GC would be "avid shooter" who regularly takes several semi auto firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammo to and from the range and/or regularly goes hiking/biking/backpacking in remote wilderness areas with no or spotty cell coverage and long LE response times.

If they get issued, that means Sonoma Co is in the "light side" of dark green since virtually all CGNers in Sonoma Co should qualify, making it "virtual Shall Issue."
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Old 05-22-2019, 8:42 AM
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... people who are NOT business owners, who do NOT make large cash deposits, who do NOT carry valuable equipment to apply. These people may ... regularly goes hiking/biking/backpacking in remote wilderness areas with no or spotty cell coverage and long LE response times.
A CGN member from Sonoma Co contacted me to share publicly that they were issued for roughly the above and that the LEOs/staff involved were friendly and helpful (and very busy processing apps!). The whole process took them ~3 months from application to issuance.


This is more evidence that Sonoma Co is now, under Sheriff Essick, at least light green, possibly even dark green. (The "dark side" of dark green is SD = GC. The "light side" of dark green is where virtually any CGNer could satisfy their GC standard (e.g., avid shooter who regularly transports several semiauto handguns & long guns and hundreds of rounds of ammo to and from a range (and proof of such), thus making Sonoma Co "virtual Shall Issue.")

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Yes, they require three letters of reference as of January 2019.


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Does anyone know if the character reference letters need to be from actual Sonoma County residents? Also, what sort of information is required to be on the letter?
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All three of mine were from outside of Sonoma County.

I asked my references to put in information about how long they’ve known me, my character, level of firearms competence/training, and anything else related to my safety and judgment around carrying a firearm.


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All three of mine were from outside of Sonoma County.

I asked my references to put in information about how long they’ve known me, my character, level of firearms competence/training, and anything else related to my safety and judgment around carrying a firearm.


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I have been given preliminary approval pending character references and training course.

Carrying camera gear and small sums of cash in rural locations for weddings was reason 1. I also mentioned that I participate in a shooting club that is in a very long response time region and that I carry club dues and firearms occasionally for the club.
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What is the time frame for issuance after the training course certificate and three character reference letters are submitted? Is there another step to the process? An interview?

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I have been given preliminary approval pending character references and training course.

Carrying camera gear and small sums of cash in rural locations for weddings was reason 1. I also mentioned that I participate in a shooting club that is in a very long response time region and that I carry club dues and firearms occasionally for the club.
Thanks for helping others by sharing this info.

And congrats on passing the GC requirement.
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What is the time frame for issuance after the training course certificate and three character reference letters are submitted? Is there another step to the process? An interview?
I'll answer my own question as I have received an answer. There is no interview. After you send in the reference letters and the course cert, you will receive a call, email and text message requesting final payment (paid online). This this takes 1-2 week from when your last doc is submitted, but YMMV. One that is paid, you are requested to schedule an appointment with the CCW Coordinator to pick up your permit. It's just a brief face to face with the coordinator in the lobby of the SCSO. You sign your CCW and slap your thumb print on it then a copy is made and you are sent on your way.

The whole process from start to finish is about three months, but again, YMMV. I could be less if you have all your documents ready to go when they request them. The training course certificate is only valid for 90 days don't take that too early or you will have to do it again.

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I'll answer my own question as I have received an answer. There is no interview. After you send in the reference letters and the course cert, you will receive a call, email and text message requesting final payment (paid online). This this takes 1-2 week from when your last doc is submitted, but YMMV. One that is paid, you are requested to schedule an appointment with the CCW Coordinator to pick up your permit. It's just a brief face to face with the coordinator in the lobby of the SCSO. You sign your CCW and slap your thumb print on it then a copy is made and you are sent on your way.

The whole process from start to finish is about three months, but again, YMMV. I could be less if you have all your documents ready to go when they request them. The training course certificate is only valid for 90 days don't take that too early or you will have to do it again.
You never had a sit down interview during the entire process?
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:38 AM
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You never had a sit down interview during the entire process?
There was no sit down interview during the entire process.
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Anyone find information on the types of guns we are allowed to carry. Can’t seem to find that sort of information on the sheriffs website.
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Excellent. Glad to see good news here.

Renomay, email them. I received an answer from the Lt. I emailed within 24 hours if I remember right. It may have been 36.

I assume (with completely no reason why other than reasoning) that they'll allow most any holsterable handgun that is lawfully owned by you, and doesn't have any abnormal history like SAE. I don't know at all about the SAE thing, but some counties do not allow it.

Unless your desire is something off the wall, I suspect you'd be fine with most any lawfully owned wheelgun or semi auto out there.
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I pick up my permit tomorrow at 4pm!
Applied 4/30
Approved 7/7
Training 8/10-11
Issued 8/13
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Picking it up right now. Alicia is super friendly. Been very helpful the whole way through.
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Old 08-15-2019, 5:51 PM
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Thank you to everyone who helped make this a possibility. Y’all are awesome

https://youtu.be/GuBqPg5Lw_s
Timestamps:
Never thought possible: 0:14
New Sheriff is nice: 0:34
Sheriff Website/How to find/what it takes to get 1:30
How to apply 2:05
Cost 2:30
How to track process 3:40
Timeline 4:00
Training: 4:29
Post Training/Character references: 5:25
Overview of process: 5:50
GOOD CAUSE DESCRIPTION/Resources 6:50
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Thank you to everyone who helped make this a possibility. Y’all are awesome

https://youtu.be/GuBqPg5Lw_s
Timestamps:
Never thought possible: 0:14
New Sheriff is nice: 0:34
Sheriff Website/How to find/what it takes to get 1:30
How to apply 2:05
Cost 2:30
How to track process 3:40
Timeline 4:00
Training: 4:29
Post Training/Character references: 5:25
Overview of process: 5:50
GOOD CAUSE DESCRIPTION/Resources 6:50
Congratulations and nice job with the video. This should definitely help some people or motivate others to go out and get their CCW. It can be done, just takes a little effort.
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