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Orange County Sheriff issuing concealed carry permits under new rules




Brendan, who declined to give his last name, practices on the pistol range at On Target in Laguna Niguel on Saturday April 12 2014.
Brendan, who declined to give his last name, practices on the pistol range at On Target in Laguna Niguel on Saturday April 12 2014.
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Brendan, who declined to give his last name, practices on the pistol range at On Target in Laguna Niguel on Saturday April 12 2014.
An American flag hung over a window looking into the firing range at On Target shooting range in Laguna Niguel on Saturday, April 12 2014.
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Brendan, who declined to give his last name, practices on the pistol range at On Target in Laguna Niguel on Saturday April 12 2014.
Rifles on sale in the "Home Defense" section of On Target shooting range in Laguna Niguel Saturday. On Target gun range in Laguna Niguel, CA on Saturday April 12 2014.
Stuart Palley
Brendan, who declined to give his last name, practices on the pistol range at On Target in Laguna Niguel on Saturday April 12 2014.
A man loads a pistol at On Target shooting range in Laguna Niguel Saturday. On Target gun range in Laguna Niguel, CA on Saturday April 12 2014.
Stuart Palley
Brendan, who declined to give his last name, practices on the pistol range at On Target in Laguna Niguel on Saturday April 12 2014.
Pistols and ammunition at a shooting stall on the pistol range of On Target shooting range in Laguna Niguel Saturday on Saturday April 12 2014.
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Thousands of people in Orange County have applied for concealed weapon permits following a federal court decision in February. The ruling struck down California's "good cause" standard for issuing concealed carry permits.

The February 2014 court ruling by three U.S. Ninth Circuit Court judges means people who want the permits don't have to state a  'good cause' to get one. Those "causes" have included people carrying large sums of money or private investigators.  

KPCC's Ed Joyce reports.