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the carrier and the community.” It is significant to note that the dissenting judge reached the same conclusion as that set forth in the amicus brief submitted on behalf of CPCA and the other associations. The dissent stated that, “Indeed, the California State Sheriffs’ Association, the California Police Chiefs Association, and the California Peace Officers’ Association note in their amicus brief that the diversity of communities and regions in California warrants the exercise of discretion by chief law enforcement executives to determine, in the context of the issues presented in their jurisdiction, the circumstances under which a concealed gun permit should issue.” Conclusion Following the decision in Peruta, both the County of San Diego and San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore announced that they would not pursue the matter any further. Each of the three associations which had filed the amicus brief, considered whether to move for intervention and petition for an en banc rehearing since the decision appeared to be contrary to the Heller ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The boards of directors of CPCA and CPOA voted to proceed, while CSSA chose to not participate any further. As such, a Petition for Rehearing, along with a motion to intervene, was filed on behalf of CPCA and CPOA. In addition, the