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Lawsuit Challenges Discretion In Issuing Gun Permits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) The nationwide debate over liberalizing gun laws spilled into a federal courtroom in Sacramento on Thursday as gun-rights groups challenged how much discretion California's law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits. Gun-rights advocates argued that county sheriffs, who handle most such permits, must issue them. . . . Full version available to subscribers.