Nov 12, 2014 4:30 PM by News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court let stand its previous ruling that San Diego County was wrong to require people to show good cause beyond self- defense to get a concealed weapons permit.
Most of California's 58 counties have the same requirement, and some were awaiting the outcome of an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit before changing the rule.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris had asked the appeals court to reconsider the ruling. But the 9th Circuit found Wednesday that Harris had waited too long to intervene in the case that began four years ago.
Harris asked to intervene after San Diego Sheriff William Gore said he would not appeal the February ruling.
David Beltran, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, said it was reviewing the 9th Circuit ruling to determine if it should appeal.
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