Supreme Court Refuses to Take Peruta Case Against Sheriff Gore’s “Good Cause” Policies

Supreme Court Refuses to Take Peruta Case Against Sheriff Gore's "Good Cause" Policies


For Immediate Release, June 26, 2017

Contact: Michael A. Schwartz, (858) 335-9320

Supreme Court Refuses to Take Peruta Case Against Sheriff Gore’s “Good Cause” Policies

The Supreme Court refused to hear the NRA/CRPA's lawsuit against San Diego’s Sheriff Gore. The reason for the Supreme Court’s decision is not important. It is important to understand what their decision means. The NRA/CRPA’s lawsuit leaves us with an En Banc decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stating there is no constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home, but in no way does this hinder Sheriff Gore's ability to issue concealed carry permits to law-abiding, trained San Diegans using self-defense/personal protection to fulfill California’s requirement of “good cause”.

For years Sheriff Gore's excuse for not updating his antiquated and divisive "good cause" policy has been that he was waiting for a final decision in court regarding the Peruta vs. Sheriff Gore. Today is that day and Sheriff Gore has his answer. The Court will not force Sheriff Gore to issue permits. The authority to define California’s requirement of “good cause” is left with each issuing county sheriff or chief of police.

We implore Sheriff Gore to think of the safety of his constituents and change his “good cause” policy to one that is more accepting and inclusive so that San Diegans can exercise their rights to defend their life and dignity. Sheriff Gore should join the clear majority of sheriffs in California and issue concealed carry permits.

Founded in 2015, the San Diego County Gun Owners is a registered political action committee (FPPC ID #1379388) and advocacy organization focused on organizing the gun industry and community and protecting the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms. While every U.S. state has a Second Amendment PAC, along with several nationwide gun rights PACs, SDCGO is America’s only local, countywide Second Amendment advocacy organization.