Why do I need to take a CCW training course?
California Nevada and Utah Law requires specified training for CCW applicants before a new license or a renewed license may be issued.
"May" Issue - "Shall" Issue
State regulations differ widely relating to the issuance of concealed carry permits and generally fall into four categories described as No-Issue, May-Issue, Shall-Issue, and Unrestricted.
California is a “May” issue state, one that requires a permit to carry a concealed handgun, and where the granting of such permits is partially at the discretion of local authorities (frequently the sheriff's department or police). The law typically states that a granting authority may issue a permit if various criteria are met and gives wide latitude to the county authorities in issuing permits. In California, the usual issuance of the permits ranges froma No-Issue policy, such as San Francisco, to an almost Shall-Issue environment in rural areas.
Nevada and Utah are “Shall” issue states, one that requires a permit to carry a concealed handgun, but where the granting of such permits is subject only to meeting certain criteria laid out in the law; the granting authority has no discretion in the awarding of the permits. Such laws typically state that a granting authority shall issue a permit if the criteria are met, as opposed to laws in which the authority may issue a permit at their discretion.
P.O. Box 1906
Jackson, CA 95642