Peruta v. County of San Diego

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Peruta v. County of San Diego

Peruta v County of San Diego is a second amendment case challenging the carry license issuing policies in San Diego County.

Peruta is the first named plaintiff (Edward Peruta, Michele Laxson, James Dodd, Leslie Buncher, Mark Cleary, California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation CPRAF) and County of San Diego is the first named defendant, William D. Gore, Sheriff of San Diego County.


The case is case number 3:09-cv-02371-IEG-BGS. Docket filed in U.S. District Court Southern District of California

  • June 28, 2010: Amendment GRANTED by Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez grants order to amend the original complaint.

Commentary and Analysis

Right to Carry article by Charles Nichols

Calguns Discussion Threads


This suit seeks to do two things.

1. Seeks to either find "good cause" as unconstitutional or establish "self defense" sufficient for the California's "Good Cause" requirement.

2. County residency requirements must be changed. Full or part time residents should be treated equally.

Case Files

All files are here