Wait Time for Concealed Carry in Riverside County, CA: 2 Years

CPR: The wait time for a concealed carry permit in Riverside County, California, now sits at two years.

That means a law-abiding citizen who applies for a concealed permit out of fear for his life has to find a way to survive unarmed while waiting 24 months to receive a permit allowing him to carry a gun for self-defense.

According to the Reno Gazzette Journal, the wait time for applicants who apply for a concealed carry permit in Riverside County “has climbed from a few months to two years.” This means law-abiding citizens like 56-year-old Steve Perkio have to apply with the understanding that it will literally be years before they get a permit.

Perkio already has a non-resident permit outside of California, and that permit allows him to carry in 26 states across the country. But California refuses to recognize any permit but its own, which means Parkio’s out-of-state permit is not valid in his home state. And it also means Parkio is at the mercy of the criminal element while he waits two years for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office to approve his concealed carry application.  read more

20 Comments on Wait Time for Concealed Carry in Riverside County, CA: 2 Years

  1. “That means a law-abiding citizen who applies for a concealed permit out of fear for his life has to find a way to survive unarmed while waiting…”

    Simple solution: exit the shithole formerly called the (US) State of California.

  2. There’s a blind spot that too cops have when it comes to guns. They feel it’s far too dangerous for a civilian to have a gun so there is almost a knee-jerk reaction to deny them the permit. I would suspect that it’s worse in California now then it was 25 years ago with the liberal crowd infiltrating and infecting all arms of government. As far as the two year wait time goes it would be interesting to see how many permits Riverside County has issued versus how many were applied for. It would also be helpful to know how many applications were submitted by month over the last six or seven years to see if the requests are spiking up over time and whether that has impacted the process.

  3. Well in LA county you can’t get one at all. Along with a couple other NAZI strongholds.
    I jut read somewhere, and can’t find it now, that Trump is meeting next week with some key backers trying to get the Nation Wide Carry Bill moving.

  4. The failure of Congress and other governmental bodies who ignore the “Shall not be infringed” portion of the Constitution create illegal citizens out of good law abiding citizens.

    Even “if” Riverside County issues a permit, citizens are still deprived of the right to bear arms without a government issued, delayed, costly permit.

    Just what does :”Shall Not Be Infringed”, mean?
    The states, Congress, judiciary and the Department of Justice sure don’t know or they would allow and ensure citizens can enjoy “all” the rights as outlined in the Constitution.

  5. scr_north
    “They feel it’s far too dangerous for a civilian to have a gun so there is almost a knee-jerk reaction to deny them the permit.”

    Reality is COPS on average are some of the worst trained individuals you will ever run into ith a gun.

  6. scr_north, you might try the California Rifle and Pistol Club website to see if they might have some of that info. But it probably takes two years because the Sheriff simply doesn’t have to respond in any set time.

    And even if you DO get a permit, don’t count on it being honored just anywhere in California. Number Two Son’s f-i-l lives in Fresno, and has told me he doesn’t carry when he comes to visit Son, D-i-L in SFO-Oakland because the SFO cops are so antagonistic to “civiiians”.

  7. Tommy
    If you get caught carrying or in the possession of a stolen hand gun that’s value is lest than $1,100.00 in California it’s a misdemeanor.

  8. When we were kids my sister and I used to “collect” shells by the dozens when we went camping in Riverside County. Pretty much anywhere you went you could find where someone had been target shooting. Of course we still had a generation of WWII vets who weren’t scared shitless of a gun.
    Whoever said we live in stupid times nailed it.

  9. Keep the need for hiding places in mind when shopping for a vehicle. Tundra’s that we’ve had in the past were pretty good, like under a compartment in the center console. Rams have a place under the rear floor mats that a back seat passenger could access quickly. We test drove a ’17 Cherokee Trailhawk that had a compartment under the passenger seat cushion. We ended up buying an’18, and were disappointed that it had been discontinued.

  10. From the day I took the mandatory 4-HR class ($75) to receipt of my carry permit ($32) was 17 days. The Mrs got hers in 12 days. Thank you good citizens of Utah!

  11. Thanks for that, Brad. Essentially, Calif. has removed an effective gun law, i.e. mandatory prison time for use of a gun in a crime, in a lame attempt to reduce the embarrassingly high number of minorities in prison.

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