In the case of Peruta v. San Diego, we have been waiting on this ruling since 2009.
California court affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public.
As most will know, California has a process for applying for a permit to carry a handgun in public. And with a lot of people not even trying to get a permit because, either the fear of denial or thinking the process is flawed. The requirements for getting a permit includes safety training (up to 24 hours), background check, a "good cause", and with some counties requiring psychological evaluation.
The Peruta law suit only challenged the "good cause" portion. In many areas the “good cause” was being interpreted to mean that the applicant must be faced with a current and a specific threat that out weighed public safety. And without this element the applicant doesn't qualify to receive a permit.
The Ninth Circuit, in a 2-1 opinion written by Judge O’Scannlain, ruled that Peruta was entitled to Summary Judgement, because the “good cause” provision violates the Second Amendment....