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Fresno: Sheriff Margaret Mims addresses gun control
abclocal.go.com KFSN-TV ABC 30 ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By Stephanie Stone

Posted on 01/18/2013 3:23:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno County's top law enforcer says she's standing with sheriff's across the country- many of whom are coming forward, saying they won't enforce federal gun laws. This comes on the heels of President Obama's new gun violence prevention proposal. 23 executive orders are aimed at gun control.

Sheriff Margaret Mims says there's been a steady increase in concealed carry licenses, ever since the President's re-election in November. In order to handle the demand, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office will now feature online applications on it's website. However, local gun dealers can't keep up with the demand.

Jacob Belemjian says there's a substantial weapons shortage. He manages "The Firing Line" indoor shooting range and gun store in Clovis. He told Action News, "There is not a firearm to be ordered in the distributors are out, the manufacturers are out and they're making guns as fast as they can but customers came in and bought everything that was available to be bought." He also says customers are hoarding ammunition, even buying things they don't need, out of political fear. "People are freaked out that Washington and state government will allow, ban or confiscate... some of their freedoms will be taken away."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; donttreadonme; fresno; guncontrol; nullification; secondamendment; standingtall; statesrights; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/18/2013 3:23:47 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Fresno?

:)

Thanks, Jim...


2 posted on 01/18/2013 3:25:13 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Mama_Bear; Syncro; JustAmy; notpoliticallycorewrecked; Enterprise; Diver Dave; ...

ping


3 posted on 01/18/2013 3:29:34 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The sheriff in my county said he won’t enforce federal firearms laws. He also publicly stated that people should get armed.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 3:30:47 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump!


5 posted on 01/18/2013 3:31:59 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you, BG :)


6 posted on 01/18/2013 3:32:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks very much for the ping.
Sheriff Margaret! Woo-Hoo!


7 posted on 01/18/2013 3:34:01 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh...you are MOST welcome!


8 posted on 01/18/2013 3:34:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Jim Robinson

Fresno? Wow! I love the sheriffs who are standing up for the 2cnd amendment.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 3:34:59 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good news from Fresno! Thanks Jim!


10 posted on 01/18/2013 3:38:20 PM PST by bd476
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To: onyx

Yup. There’s a new sheriff in town and she’s standing tall against the usurper!


11 posted on 01/18/2013 3:38:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Great news!

12 posted on 01/18/2013 3:38:42 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Fresno...California? Whoa.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 3:42:14 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: Jim Robinson

Ditto. Big thumbs up for the Sheriff.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 3:43:20 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m not surprised. Fresno is not San Francisco.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 3:44:28 PM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: Jim Robinson

God Bless Sheriff Margaret Mims and may she sign those concealed carry licenses for law abiding citizens.

Thanks for the ping.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 3:45:08 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Jim Robinson
Here is what the Sheriff in our county has to say...

Sheriff: More gun laws won't change criminals (NC)

17 posted on 01/18/2013 3:45:35 PM PST by Gritty (The 2nd Amendment protects the right to shoot tyrants effectively, not deer-Judge Andrew Napolitano)
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To: Jim Robinson

Enthusiastic bump!


18 posted on 01/18/2013 3:52:28 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Gritty

Woo hoo!!


19 posted on 01/18/2013 3:52:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Way cool Jim!

Sheriff MM’s in the loop.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 3:53:00 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 ¬Ė Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson; humblegunner
In order to handle the demand, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office will now feature online applications on it's website. However, local gun dealers can't keep up with the demand.

Before the SHTF we need ta get ya fixed up with one of these!

(the girl is NOT included!)

21 posted on 01/18/2013 3:54:59 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: Jim Robinson

I am also hearing that there are Citizens in the States that are not going to let “F” Troops enforce the new 2nd Amendment violations.....


22 posted on 01/18/2013 4:03:59 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: NYTexan

Oh, yeah. Got to get me one of those.

(not the hot chick)


23 posted on 01/18/2013 4:06:04 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: mom.mom

Also, Butte County CA Sheriff. He was on the news last night.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 4:17:20 PM PST by Selene
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for the ping Jim. Glad to read about the good news in Fresno. NOW let’s hear it in Riverside. Lotsa luck as the Libs have moved out here, and ruined what was a great conservative Agricultural community.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 4:20:25 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: NYTexan

I use a cane, so I’m saving up for one of these..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I10T_ylKba8


26 posted on 01/18/2013 4:23:58 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh please. You only said that cuz Sheila’s reading the forum.

:)


27 posted on 01/18/2013 4:24:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Gator113

LOL, if only...


28 posted on 01/18/2013 4:28:45 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: Jim Robinson

There may be hope for Callifornia, yet—despite DI-FI!

This is wonderful news!


29 posted on 01/18/2013 4:30:35 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for the ping,Jim
One step at a time, common sense is taking hold.
From a trickle to a flood, let it be!
30 posted on 01/18/2013 4:40:56 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. The Fiscal cliff has a spectacular view.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Fresno ?

Maybe I should move. Must be a shall issue county.

Santa Clara is a May Issue and a waste of time to apply.


31 posted on 01/18/2013 4:56:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, this is a piece of good news! Two thumbs up for Sheriff Mims. I like her, always have. I am not surprised that she would take this stance. Thanks for the ping, Jim.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 5:22:43 PM PST by Mama_Bear ("In life, as well as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Our Sheriff here in Charleston County Al Cannon held a press conference yesterday and clearly said he will not enforce any law he deems unconstitutional, in fact he said it's his duty not to enforce such laws. He also did a demonstration showing that magazine capacity is a moot point when multiple lower capacity magazines can be quickly changed. He even showed how a revolver can be reloaded quickly with a speed loader.

I'm sure our mayor Joe Riley loves to hear all this as he's a member of Bloomberg's (The Mayor of America) group MAIG.
33 posted on 01/18/2013 5:48:54 PM PST by BattleFlag (The right to self defense, one without which none others matter)
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To: Jim Robinson

Best news I have had all day.

But I am not surprised since MM has been handing out CCW permits like candy.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 6:18:31 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: Jim Robinson

True story happened yesterday:

So, I buy this Ruger 22 LR rifle from Kentucky Gun Co. over the web and I’ve been locking for one of these for two weeks, searching every gun company on the web every day. I finally found one in stock and bought it. Well, yeah, it happens to be PINK, but it’s still considered by Hussein as an “assault” rifle ‘cause it is a semiautomatic, pull the trigger and a cartridge fires - and yes, I had already bought a 25 cartridge magazine for it and have Remington 22 LR hollow point ammo coming (found some of that). So, it isn’t black but does the same thing and it’s a lovely PINK.

I had to have it sent to a gun shop so I could do the paperwork for it. I needed to go there now to do another form so they would know it is mine when it gets there and they will call me.

I hadn’t been to this gun shop before but it’s only six miles from me. I go down that wide road looking for the place thinking it’s a small shop somewhere on this road. I thought I should have found it by now, and saw a liquor store and knew that place would know where the shop was.

I go in and liquor store guy is telling me but a customer broke in and finished the directions. I looked at this fellow and knew Hussein would never get this man’s guns. This part of the highway is Texas red neck country. This fellow had scraggly hair, worn out shirt and worn out blue jeans and was missing two front teeth. No way would anyone EVER take a gun from him. He was great, God Bless Texas.

He was a typical red neck, very courteous to me (they treat women special) and explained I was one mile away from the gun shop. He said I couldn’t miss it, was on this side of the road. I thank him and am on my way. There it is, except it isn’t a small gun shop – it’s the big shooting range I knew was on this road somewhere. It’s huge with all things gun inside and men bellied up to the counter waiting for service. I just bellied up to the counter like I was one of them (heck, I was one of them mentally, so there).

There was not one rifle for sale. There was not one magazine holding more than 10 cartridges for sale. There was no hollow point ammo. Finally, my turn came and I filled out the form. The male clerk was very nice and said I had all the info. on the form and he would call me. I told him not to be surprised to see a PINK rifle. He said, “That’s great!”

Then, I left. I can say we have great red necks here who are not going to give up their guns, and a fine shooting range – all 6 miles from my house.

One of these days, Jim, you are going to show up in this great state to live. Attorney General Greg Abbott just said he will have any federal government official coming to Texas to get someone’s gun, arrested when he sets foot in Texas. Plus, we have a bill in the House to put those feds in prison for 5 years. My PINK assault rifle with its big magazine is safe. God Bless Texas.


35 posted on 01/18/2013 6:56:05 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: BattleFlag

“He even showed how a revolver can be reloaded quickly with a speed loader.”

I have two speed loaders for my Ruger 38 special, plus it has a red laser - I am not going to miss with that gun.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 7:02:45 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

Add Missouri to the List of states whose legislature is trying to stand up to the DC tyranny. We also have legislation to arrest Feds and charge them with a felony with 5 year stent in jail. Course our Governor is sure to veto, and then we will have to pass it again.


37 posted on 01/18/2013 7:08:16 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes
Yes, I read about Missouri today. Oklahoma also has a bill to arrest the feds. Sorry you have a bad governor, that is sad to hear. I guess I thought Missouri was much like Texas. At least you have some legislators with “guts”.
38 posted on 01/18/2013 7:14:14 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Sheriff Mimms said on the radio the other day that Fresno County alone accounted for 14% of the CCW permits issued in California statewide.


39 posted on 01/18/2013 7:24:50 PM PST by nicksaunt
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To: Jim Robinson
Is is simple common sense.



Support FR


40 posted on 01/18/2013 7:30:22 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Vendome

Amador and Calaveras county, and I think Eldorado County but not sure, will issue a permit as long as you take the 16 required hours of class and pass the background check. On the line that asks for a “reason” that you want one, I simply put that I wanted to carry for self protection, an answer that is turned down in lots of CA counties, but passes the test in these two counties(maybe three, maybe someone out there from Eldorado county can enlighten us.


41 posted on 01/18/2013 7:34:42 PM PST by calex59
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To: Jim Robinson

My son has an official letter from MM to VP Biden stating that she will not allow any gun grab in Fresno County. I tried to cut and paste it, but I failed. Perhaps someone with more computer skills can post it.


42 posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:05 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: Marcella

Well for a Democrat, he’s not the worst. He made sure not to try to raise taxes. He was raised in a rural county in Missouri, but he’s still just a politician and this is his second term.

In Missouri, my theory is that a lot of people are leery of one-party rule. So if they vote Pubbie for legislature, they vote Dem for Administration. Kinda like additional checks and balances.

Except for the major big cities, we’re pretty much bitter clingers to religion and guns - even the Dems, so we have a segment of swing voters that will support the “right” candidate as long as they can articulate issues without sounding like a mad man or idiot.

There’s no place in the Union like TEXAS!LOL. If I ever leave Mo. I figure it will be for a place in Texas.


43 posted on 01/18/2013 7:41:34 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Nice to read this about your area.

I guess there will be nationwide resistance by local police to “comply”!


44 posted on 01/18/2013 7:51:28 PM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: calex59

Maybe I change my residency to the In&Out Burger of Fiorni Road.

I could pick up my CCW on the way to Heavenly.

How long do they last?

What is required to renew?


45 posted on 01/18/2013 8:02:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

CCW in CA is good for two years, a person is supposed to take 8 hours of additional classes in order to renew and then you have to pay a renewal fee. My county was 90 bucks for the initial CCW and then 45 bucks for renewal.


46 posted on 01/18/2013 8:18:37 PM PST by calex59
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To: Vendome

PS, In CA you have to live in the county you obtain the license from. It used to be you could get it in any county you wanted too but they(the dimwit politicians)put a stop to that. There was a sheriff that was giving them out to anyone for a $250 license fee in order to generate revenue for his county(forget which one)and it POed the dimwit trolls. He did a he** of a business before they shut him down.


47 posted on 01/18/2013 8:22:41 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

wish I could get one.


48 posted on 01/18/2013 8:28:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

My sister just completed her CCW permit. Helps that her husband is a Sheriff’s deputy in Fresno Conunty. Margaret is a great Sheriff. Think I need to obtain my CCW permit. Our father had one his entire life and carried a colt revolver everywhere he went including millions of flight miles with United Arilines through the 1960’s and 1970’s (he was a member of their million mile club). His permit saved his life or prevented bodily harm while on business in San Fransisco twice, but he never had to discharge his carry gun.


49 posted on 01/18/2013 8:45:22 PM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: Marcella
You don't say where in Texas you are. But wherever, you need to come to the Texas Cowboy Memorial shoot in June. It's near Lockhart this year. That's a bit south of Austin, near San Marcos.

We'd love to see your pink rifle.

My last CHL instructor, who lives in Leander, NW of Austin, has a purple AR-15, a purple Glock, and a Purple shotgun. Her husband did that for her.

She shoots in 3 gun matches, beating most or all of the men. Here's the thread on the shoot.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944780/posts

Jim R was at last years shoot, but I missed that one due to it's location and not having any vacation time. Only the second of 7 that I missed. The other was due to having knee replacement surgery. :)

Sounds like you may have run into humblegunner (he's not really been suspended, it's just his warped sense of humor, he made the page that way himself.

BTW, Texas Cowboy was a Korean War era Marine, FReeper extraordinaire, and one heck of a nice guy. We do what he liked to do, we shoot, we talk, and we eat. And do other fun stuff too.

50 posted on 01/18/2013 10:44:59 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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