November 19, 2008

Stripping Concealed Carry in the O.C.

The new Orange County, CA Sheriff doesn't like citizens having the ability to defend themselves, and may take almost half of the concealed carry permits presently issued from their legal permit holders, for no good reason at all.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 19, 2008 11:16 AM

Lawsuit in 3...2...1...

Posted by: ECM at November 19, 2008 11:41 AM

It's CA. . . you may get a sheep or two to BAAAA
but that is about it. Those permits are gone.

Posted by: JD at November 19, 2008 12:33 PM

The big problem with "may issue" is the public interface, and creeps like this changing the rules ex-post-facto without notice or consequence.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at November 19, 2008 01:55 PM

The old CCW permits were used as political favors by the previous sheriff who is under indictment. California makes it extremely difficult to get CCW permits but some of these may have been part of the corrupt favors regime. OTOH, the new sheriff is a woman and an outsider and may be extra PC. Most of us were pushing for a good guy named Jack Anderson to get the job (He was acting sheriff) but the pols wanted an outsider.

Posted by: Michael Kennedy at November 19, 2008 03:18 PM

As far as I can tell every sheriff in California gives out CCWs to friends and cronies and for political favors; that's the problem with "may issue" CCW. The difference in O.C. was that Corona also gave them out to regular applicants who had no political connections. That is something both his predecessor and replacement wouldn't do.

Posted by: Greg at November 19, 2008 04:21 PM

Some counties in California do have sheriffs who believe in the 2nd Amendment. Our sheriff even signed an amicus brief supporting Heller in the Supreme Court case.

I asked one of the undersheriffs why they're pretty liberal (in the classical sense) about giving out CCWs, and he said that the county is large and they can't always get to a troubled spot quickly. They'd rather that people have a chance to defend themselves if the law enforcement guys don't make it there soon enough.

Posted by: Anna at November 19, 2008 04:51 PM

I think this process has been tried in other area's and shot down by the courts, but then you have to have a court system first. Having lived in Ca (Twice) I doubt they have one that cares about the citizens. One thing about Hussein O 'rule', females will have no power over anyone, so her job is gone.

Posted by: Scrapiron at November 19, 2008 10:04 PM

Well, maybe in California they will just have to arrange for a new voting population.

Posted by: iconoclast at November 19, 2008 10:22 PM

Here in Orange County we have a tradition of replacing corrupt public officials with complete idiots.

Posted by: Ken Hahn at November 20, 2008 02:54 AM


Which county are you referring to?
Just want to see if I'm in it.

Posted by: 1IDVET at November 20, 2008 10:49 AM