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The Chief of Police shall deny the issuance or renewal of a license when any of the following conditions exist:
(a) The applicant is under the age of 21 years.
(b) The applicant is not licensed as required by all applicable federal, State and local laws.
(c) The applicant has had a firearms license previously revoked or denied for good cause within the immediately preceding two years.
(d) The applicant has made a false or misleading statement of a material fact, or omission of a material fact, in the application for a license. If a license is denied on this ground, the applicant shall be prohibited from reapplying for a license for a period of two years.
(e) The applicant has been convicted of:
(1) Any offense so as to disqualify the applicant from owning or possessing a firearm under applicable federal, State, and local laws, including but not limited to the offenses listed in California Penal Code Section 12021;
(2) Any offense relating to the manufacture, sale, possession, use, or registration of any firearm or dangerous or deadly weapon;
(3) Any offense involving the use of force or violence upon the person of another;
(4) Any offense involving theft, fraud, dishonesty, or deceit, including but not limited to any of the offenses listed in Title 7 (Crimes Against Public Justice) and title 13, Chapters 4 (Forgery and Counterfeiting), 5 (Larceny), 6 (Embezzlement), 7 (Extortion), 8 (False Personation), 13 and 14 (Fraud) of the California Penal Code;
(5) Any offense involving the manufacture, sale, possession or use of any controlled substance as defined by the California Health and Safety Code as said definition now reads or may hereafter be amended to read.
(f) The applicant is within the classes of persons defined in California Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 8100 or 8103.
(g) The applicant is (1) currently, or has been within the past two years, an unlawful user of any controlled substance as defined by the California Health and Safety Code as said definition now reads or may hereafter be amended to read; or (2) an excessive user of alcohol, to the extent that such use would impair his or her fitness to be a dealer in firearms.
(h) The operation of the business as proposed would not comply with all applicable federal, State, and local laws.
(i) The applicant, or an officer, employee, or agent thereof, proposes to operate in the following locations:
(1) Within any RH, RM, RC, NC or RED zoning district, or within 1,000 feet of the exterior limits of any such district;
(2) Within 1,000 feet of a public or private day care center or day care home, or within 1,000 feet of any elementary, junior high or high school whether public or private;
(3) On or within 1,500 feet of the exterior limits of any other premises used as a place of business by a dealer in firearms;
(4) Within 1,000 feet of a community center, church, neighborhood center, recreational center, whether public or private, where regularly scheduled activities are conducted for people under 18 years of age.
(j) The applicant, or an officer, employee or agent thereof does not have, and/or cannot provide evidence of a possessory interest in the property at which the proposed business will be conducted.
(k) Any other ground for denial exists under any applicable provision of federal, State or local law.
(l) The applicant fails to comply with the requirements of subsections (c) or (d) of Section 613.2.
As used in this Section, the term "applicant" when the applicant is other than a natural person shall include any officer, director, employee or agent of the applicant who has access to, or control of, workplace firearms, firearm ammunition, or firearm ammunition components.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 322-96, App. 8/8/96; Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)