Applying for a CCW License in Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) handles issuance of CCW License for approximately 40 contract cities in LA County, as well as for residents in the unincorporated areas of the county. You should contact your local police department to make sure they have given the authority (Declared G) to the LASD to issue for them before applying directly to the Sheriff. The following list of cities/areas that the LASD has issued to should help you determine to whom you should apply:
La Habra Heights
Marina Del Rey
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
The reason you need to be certain you must apply to the LASD is that, in all honesty, your chances are not good you will be approved. Your chances may not be any better applying to your local police department. LA County, as a whole, is very unfriendly when it comes to those desiring/needing a CCW. If you still decide to apply to the LASD for a CCW License, the following links will guide you.
LASD CCW Application Information Page
LASD CCW Application (please read to the end of the application for specific information about the process)
Given the reality of issuance in LA County, what can you do to improve the situation? First, you can get involved here and stay involved. We will continually provide information which you can then use to contact your local and state officials regarding the situation in LA County. You can talk about CCW issuance with people you know. You can share how the highly discretionary system works--or doesn't, in the majority of cases.
The one thing you should not do is give up. Change will not happen overnight. But it will happen. Good luck and stay tuned.
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