Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Can You Say Power- Mad?

I knew you could!

New guidelines from Orange County, California's new Sheriff-Coroner:

All current licenses and future applications will be reviewed and evaluated to ensure they meet new issuance policies as set forth in the attached policy statement. Current license holders and applicants must meet the good cause threshold and pass a background check.
Which means, if you got a license before, you may lose it, as the goalposts have shifted.

Applicants may be required to submit to psychological or polygraph testing as part of the background investigation.
You must be crazy to want to carry a firearm! Or a liar.

License restrictions may be utilized for those holders who have situation-specific needs.
In other words, you can only carry where and when I say so.

Applicants may be required to submit a medical clearance letter from their physician.
I see no reason for this, except to cause more trouble for anyone wanting to exercise their rights under the Second Amendment.

I also find this bit interesting:

The possession of a CCW license provides the legal justification to carry a concealed firearm in a public place, an act that is otherwise prohibited by the laws of the State of California. I have sworn to uphold the law and do not view my position or authority as a means to legislate or override the state’s penal code.
This is the strangest statement I've read in a while. Looks like the Sheriff thinks (and I use that word loosely) that a CCW license is simply a way to circumvent the law concerning handgun carry.

That's why she's being so anal about issuance. Or, at least, that's the excuse reason she's giving. I swear, people can justify just about anything when they hate it enough, can't they?

(h/t Sebastian)

Sheriff - Coroner? WTF?

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