I strongly support our rights under the second Amendment. I also live in the NOW which in my case is the formerly great state of Calif. Fortunately, I live in one of the few Calif counties where you can obtain a CCW. In Calif a CCW is issued by either the local Sheriff or Jan some very rare situation by the chief of police of the city you reside (these situations are now almost non existent). Although each county sheriff issues the CCW the permit is valid throughout the state. Just to put this in perspective - at last count there are a total of seven (7) people currently issued a CCW in San Francisco County. One of them is Diane Feinstein. In addition, Calif does not recognize the CCW from any other states. I could go on and go in to great detail about the various other restrictions we deal with here in Calif but I think you get the idea.