Legal Precedent (case law established in past litigation)
Peruta v. Gore (en banc)
— No Second Amendment right to a California carry license for self-defense outside the home.
— No property or liberty interest in carry licenses (note: this pre-Heller/McDonald/Peruta opinion is no longer controlling law).
— Sheriffs have a duty to accept, process, and make a determination on every license submitted.
— Local carry license issuance policies are subject to Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection analysis.
— California carry licenses and applications are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act.