Kamala D. Harris filed the appeal Thursday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A three-judge panel of that court ruled Feb. 13 that people seeking concealed weapons permits needed to only cite a need for self-defense.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department had required applicants to show good cause to carry, such as working in a dangerous job.
Sheriff Bill Gore said he wouldn't challenge the ruling, but Harris is asking the full appellate court to reverse the decision of its panel.
Harris says local law enforcement must be able to use discretion to determine who can carry a concealed weapon.
May 21, 2018
As a growing number of baby boomers receive dementia diagnoses, doctors say families should talk to loved ones about when it’s time to lock up or remove firearms.
July 26, 2017
Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a gas station worker that happened Tuesday night in South Sacramento.
February 18, 2014
A bill in the California legislature would require criminal background checks for all ammunition purchases made in the state.
February 14, 2014
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a California law limiting who can carry a concealed weapon.
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