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Statement on Supreme Court's Gun Decision

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is aware of the U.S. Supreme Court's 135-page decision in the case of NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC., ET AL. v. BRUEN, SUPERINTENDENT OF NEW YORK STATE POLICE, ET AL.

As we continue to evaluate this decision and what it means for San Diego County, we anticipate an increase in applications for Concealed Carry Permits. Any changes to our policies or procedures will be posted on our public webpage. Our highest priority is public safety and protecting individual rights.

We would like to note the following regarding this decision:

1. The Supreme Court did not hold that a state cannot require a license to carry a firearm in public.

2. California still regulates the carrying of firearms in public places, in part, by requiring a license to "carry concealed a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person."

3. California laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, even with a license are still in effect.

4. Private businesses and property owners can still regulate whether firearms can be brought into their establishments or onto their property.

For additional information on CCW Licenses, and as updates are made, refer to our website at


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