Today, November 12, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that no additional parties may join the law suit against the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. When the Peruta v. County of San Diego case was won in favor of Peruta, Sheriff Gore and the County of San Diego decided not to press for an en banc hearing by the 9th Circuit Court.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris made overtures to join the case so she could ask for an en banc hearing in an attempt to keep the strict “may issue” alive in San Diego and thus throughout California. This ruling prevented the AG from fighting and now the ruling becomes the rule of the entire areas covered by the 9th Circuit, which includes Hawaii, California, and Alaska among the 13 districts as well as two territories.
While this should allow all sane, law-abiding Californians to obtain a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons) permit for self-defense, it will probably take individual lawsuits in all the counties that are not friendly toward the Second Amendment.