PACKING HEAT: Stanislaus gun permits rise sharply after 2010 pledge by sheriff
When Ollie Usher heard Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson publicly pledge to be more generous with gun permits two years ago, he wasn't sure whether the election-season promise was a campaign stunt or a significant policy shift.
Scores in the pro-gun audience that night probably wondered the same thing. More than a thousand people, including Usher, apparently decided to try their luck.
And nearly all won the right to legally carry concealed firearms, turning Stanislaus County into the region's latest gun-friendly place to be.
"He was good to his word," said Usher, among 1,250 people who sought gun permits since Christianson stunned the audience that April night in 2010.
Of those, 1,170 two-year permits were approved — an amazing jump compared with Christianson's previous term. For example, he approved 166 new applicants in 2009 and 446 in 2011 — an increase of 169 percent.
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See, I'm still not getting this gun permit deal.
The High Sheriff doesn't have the authority to grant me my Rights, nor can he take them away. Neither does the State of Kalifornia or the federal government.
Yet these bureaucrats think they can hand out or deny permission to carry firearms and weapons to whoever they see fit and the worst part about is 1170 so called Conservatives in my county agree with them.
1170 people are now clapping their hands and cheering because they were given permission to exercise their Inalienable Rights. 1170 people suddenly feel more powerful than the rest of us. 1170 are officially Good Citizens and they even have a piece of paper to prove it.
1170 Good Citizens also are now in LEO databases on several levels even if they've never had contact with them before. 1170 Good Citizens also now risk a felony charge and losing their precious permits if they accidentally display their firearms in public. 1170 Good Citizens also just poured several hundred dollars each into the pockets of the Enemies of Liberty.
1170 Good Citizens sold me out.