Court Strikes California Law Restricting Concealed Weapons - SFGate
California must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, striking down the core of the state’s permit system for handguns.
In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said San Diego County violates the Constitution’s Second Amendment by requiring residents to show “good cause” - and not merely the desire to protect themselves - to obtain a concealed-weapons permit.
For all practical purposes, in the wake of the Heller and McDonald precedents, states and cities will have to provide some way of allowing carry outside of the home as first Chicago & now California have learned. It will be interesting to see if they allow open or concealed carry as their solution to this legal requirement.
California being California may attempt an appeal but I find it unlikely that it would be taken up by the current SCOTUS much less prevail there.