I've recently moved to Salem from the SF Bay area. California is a "may issue" state for concealed carry permits and there are major local differences. In some counties permits are a simple matter, in others like Contra Costa where I lived there is no chance of obtaining a permit without major connections. Any comments on sentiment towards firearm ownership on the part of the general public and Sheriffs' attitudes on ownership and concealed carry? I assume the liberal areas like Portland would be different than, say, Grant's Pass?