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Stanislaus County sheriff signs pledge to make gun permits easier(CA)(poll)
Modesto Bee ^ | 13 April, 2010 | Garth Stapley

Posted on 04/15/2010 5:13:48 AM PDT by marktwain

People with a clean record who want to carry a gun will have a much better chance at snagging a concealed weapon permit, Sheriff Adam Christianson said Monday, drawing thunderous applause from firearms advocates.

The stunning change in policy comes as Christianson prepares to lay off dozens of deputies because of budget cuts. He has released 300 inmates to comply with new state rules.

The sheriff, who is running for re-election on the June 8 ballot, stood grim-faced during a 12-minute introduction at Monday's public meeting of the Madison Society, whose leaders have criticized Christianson for being stingy with gun permits. He had told them -- and The Bee as recently as two weeks ago -- that he would not sign a pledge accepting self-protection as "good cause" for licensing. Given the stage Monday, Christianson shocked a standing-room-only audience of more than 100 by immediately signing the pledge with a flourish.

"I'm not going to infringe upon your right to protect yourselves," the sheriff said. "You are more likely to get a gun permit when you apply for one."

The pledge reads, in part: "As sheriff, self-protection shall always constitute good cause for the issuance of a permit to carry a concealed wea-pon as that term is defined in (the) California Penal Code."

During a question-answer session, many audience members said Christianson had denied their applications. But they seemed reluctant to grill a sheriff who had just signed the pledge.

Christianson encouraged many to reapply, providing his personal phone number to several former rejects.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; ca; ccw; sheriff
I wonder if the voters will consider him trustworthy? There is a poll at the site that can be freeped. It is on the lower left side of the article.
1 posted on 04/15/2010 5:13:48 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"You are more likely to get a gun permit when you apply for one."

Well gee thanks!! Since our natural right of self defense comes from God, I'm glad you have seen fit to further bestow that right on us Sherrif. Sounds to me like this guy is trolling for votes since he was against it before.
2 posted on 04/15/2010 5:20:42 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: marktwain; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
The sheriff is a bit late taking his blinders off. better late than never. (poll on lower left side)

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

3 posted on 04/15/2010 5:25:34 AM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower

“May issue” means “if the elite like you.”

Druggie Sean Penn gets a CCW permit.

Not you.


4 posted on 04/15/2010 5:35:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: marktwain

Thanks

I’m more likely to vote for him now 278 48%
I’m less likely to vote for him now 84 15%
I like the decision, but it won’t affect my vote 174 30%
I dislike the decision, but it won’t affect my vote 39 7%
Total Votes: 575


5 posted on 04/15/2010 5:37:09 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: marktwain; dynachrome

6 posted on 04/15/2010 6:47:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady (I HATE FReepathons! Donate now so we can end it!)
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To: dynachrome

I’m more likely to vote for him now 298
49%


7 posted on 04/15/2010 7:28:45 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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