That's taken from the Penal Code. The counties and municipalities have the ability to add further restrictions. Good luck proving you truly need one to the issuers without substantial campaign donations to the sheriff. I was in Monterey County. The newly elected sheriff ran on a shall issue campaign IF you passed the same background check and psych eval required to become a cop. There were about 400 people that had jumped through all the hoops and obtained a ccw, cost was about a grand and 4-6 months.