Here is a good reason (one of them) why I have never bothered with a CCW:
The Sheriff’s Department has begun the process of revoking hundreds of concealed weapon permits across Orange County.
This week, department officials confirmed that 146 letters have been sent out advising current license holders that their permits to carry firearms in public ““ called CCWs ““ are being revoked. There are currently 1,024 permit holders. Sheriff Revokes Concealed Carry Permits
What’s really amazing is only 1,024 permits were issued in a county containing millions! But I do not believe that asking permission from some official for something that is a personal right is either moral or ethical. Moreover, adding your name to a database which can be used against you like this is also a good reason to just ignore such a law.
“Lawful” carry is a bogus concept in the first place and always has been. Compliance with such a law is your personal choice.
Read the entire article. Returning political favors by rewarding certain parties with permits by the (s)Elected sheriff is commonplace today.