Here is another ripple caused by the 9th Circuit ruling that repealed "may issue" permit laws in its jurisdiction.
"Residents could soon be able to get a concealed firearms permit if they meet certain qualifications, if the governor signs a bill that was passed into law by the Legislature yesterday.
Bill 296 would align Guam's firearms law with other jurisdictions and require the police department to issue concealed firearms permits to residents who meet certain requirements."
"The bill was one of many that senators voted to pass during the last day of session yesterday. The bill received 13 "yes" votes and two "no" votes from Speaker Judith Won Pat and Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz."
"The bill would require the Guam Police Department to issue concealed firearms permits to applicants who have shown, among other requirements:
• they are not a convicted felon;
• they have not been imprisoned; or
• they have not been committed to programs for substance abuse.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in February and March repealed "may issue" laws in California and Hawaii, respectively."
Data about crime in Guam isn't very current, though it seemed to take up a sizable portion of governor's State of The Island address.