*(photo by Niels Noordhoek)*
California Attorney General Kamala Harris today (February 27) asked the Ninth U.S. District Circuit of Appeals to review and reverse a decision February 13 in which a panel of the court ruled 2 to 1 that San Diego County's requirement that people show "good cause" in obtaining a weapons permit violated the Second Amendment.
San Diego sheriff Bill Gore did not challenge the decision, disturbing law-enforcement officials throughout the state who worried that concealed gun permits would proliferate.
Harris asked that the full 11-person court review the ruling. Harris is concerned that sheriffs throughout the state could be required to issue permits based simply on the applicants' wish to carry a gun for self-defense.