Explanation of LTC Report Column Headings
Kinds of Licenses to Carry
California Penal Code establishes a license to carry a concealable firearm at § 26170(formerly § 12050). Penal Code § 26220 distinguishes different types of licenses to carry by to whom issued and by duration of the license:
– A license to carry is valid for two years for ‘civilians’ (26220(a))
– Ninety days for ‘civilians’ when based on the licensee’s place of employment (26220(b))
– Three years for a judge of a court of record, court commissioner, or magistrate of a federal court (26220(c))
– Four years for a custodial officer who is an employee of asheriff (26220(d))
– Four years for a reserve police officer (26220(e))
A license may be
– all requirements have been met and the license has been issued
– some step in the process is not yet completed
– the licensee has chosen not to proceed further in the licensing process
– the issuing agency has revoked the license
– after investigation, the licensee was determined to be prohibited fromreceiving a license to carry
Licenses to carry/1,000 adult residents in the city or county.
Data for this report came from the following sources
California Department of Finance. California State Data Center. 2011.
Table 1—Total population, median age, sex, age, household and family size.
accessed October 10,2011. Downloadable at:www.dof.ca.gov/research/demographic/state_census_data_center/census_2010/view.php#CQR
License to Carry Data
California Department of Justice. Bureau of Firearms. 2011. Data files
Received September 14, 2011.