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Only state residents – US citizens or permanent legal aliens - are issued exposed firearms carry permits in California. Beyond that, the process depends on intentions and where one lives. Basically, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services issues 2-year permits to those working in private security. City police departments and county sheriff’s offices accept applications and may issue concealed carry permits. State and federal background checks and character assessments are required.

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