Sixteen years ago, Steven Pappas was nearly beaten to death near the Mexican border by four men who tried to steal his wallet.
Afterward, the La Palma resident often thought of buying a gun for self-protection and trying to obtain a concealed weapons permit to legally carry it.
But for years he didn’t bother pursuing it. “I was always told it was very hard to get,” said Pappas, 39.
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