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Like you and me, only better

California sheriff busted for giving carry permits to donors to her campaign.

7 Responses to “Like you and me, only better”

  1. Tim Says:

    One might imagine that *anyone* in that county who has been refused a CC permit would have a strong case to sue.

  2. Mike Says:

    Let’s hope that New York City residents will be next to sue.

  3. Old NFO Says:

    Heart of sillycon valley… nuff said…

  4. nk Says:

    And just why should carry permits be free to everyone, instead of only to those who can afford to buy them? What are we, socialists or something?

  5. Will Says:

    Her predecessor had approx 500 permits issued. A friend checked, and was informed the “access fee” was $2k upfront, and $1k/annum to keep it current, to be paid into the sheriff’s re-election campaign.

    When the current one took over, she refused to renew any permits when they expired. I hadn’t realized that she had changed her mind. AFAIK, they all sold permits to fund elections.

    Whenever the local rag got annoyed with the sheriff, they would print all the personal info on every permit holder. BTW, if a sheriff decides not to run again, that election campaign kitty becomes a nice retirement fund.

    Just for comparison, ten years ago, this county had ~8k UTAH carry permits issued to residents. Turns out CA cops have a list of them, and any time they do a traffic stop, they know if you have a UT permit, at least. I suspect they have lists from other states, also. I know MD cops had lists of FL drivers w/ permits. Not sure if this is universal.

  6. rickn8or Says:

    Will, what good does an out-of-state permit do you when California doesn’t recognize any but their own?

    And while I’m hoping this Sheriff gets burned bigtime, knowing California justice system like I do, I just don’t see it happening.

  7. Will Says:

    rickn8or:

    a non-resident permit was good for traveling. Unfortunately, some states decided to not honor them, but restricted it to a home state issued permit. Now, it seems they are mostly only good for the actual issuing state for visiting purposes. Too many gaps in coverage to drive across the country. IIRC, UT was ok for about 30 states when they first issued them to out-of-state.

    AFAIK, they can’t really do anything to her. They never were able to prior to this. Unless the legislators do something about the CCW laws, she’s golden, at least on that subject.