I’m new to the group with platinum membership as of mid March when I picked up my first ever firearm. Quite a revelation. I’ve learned a lot in this downtime about the machines, the culture and the laws. Sorry for the long post…
I thought if there are any Los Angeles concealed carriers, good chance they might be in here.
So as the free folks may or may not know, California is actually overall a shall issue state- except for the most populated counties. Los Angeles county being the most impossible. The sheriff here will only issue to LEO friends, judges and high donors to the RE-election funds or so I have been told. Also people in extreme documented danger. In other words you may as well have had to attacked it actually have a reported and verified threat on your life. Last time I looked, bad guys don’t give you notice.
Are there any LAC holders here? If so can you give me some pointers? Self defence is not good cause here. There are some items on the may-issue requirements I may qualify for. I work as a producer in the music industry. Travel to high profile studio sessions, some of which involve artists and crews that are definitely carrying in a fashion against the law of the area. And with that comes activity of an unsavoury kind! I’ve been in situations where people have shown up at studios armed with the intent to caste harm. There’s always the assumption a lot of cash is in the room an there’s also all of my equipment I take with me from my studio to others. My studio is not in a great area either. Any attack on me would be over before I could even get my phone out and dial 911. I think I’m out of luck even in that scenario. Unless I was actually attacked or shot. Then what’s the point? Yes you can carry on private business property which I do now. Plus everything is closed anyway. I’m more interested in carrying everywhere. Especially now with crime up and 4000 prisoners released early. Basically Id like to exercise my rights.
This is my daily life. Pays well but it has its risks. I swear I need to get into the country music scene!
So this post would be directed at a very small or non existent number of people here. Or maybe there’s some gun owners in LA that can share their experience of being denied.
I love reading all the posts of normal people living their EDC life without fear of jail time. Hoping we get a really good 2A sheriff in 2022. With the hundreds of thousands of new gun owners here in SoCal I think there will be quite a shift here after everyone realised what they voted for was a dumb idea!
Thanks and stay safe and well