Skip to comments.Report: L.A. County Sheriff Awards Carry Permits to Friends, Donors
Posted on 02/14/2013 5:38:22 PM PST by lowbridge
Public records show Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who is known for being stingy with concealed-weapons permits in an anti-gun jurisdiction, may be giving out permits disproportionately to his friends and political supporters and donors.
L.A. Weekly obtained public records for all of the 341 active concealed-weapons permits in addition to the 123 applications for permits that were denied over the last 18 months. The records show that of all the people who were denied a permit, only one had contributed to Baca. Baca's friends and campaign donors disproportionately make up the list of those who have active permits.
Some well-known permit holders include Judge Lance Ito, L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, and broadcast executive Norm Pattiz.
According to the report, a closer examination of the records reveal "more than two dozen people who have given gifts or campaign contributions to the sheriff also have gun permits." In addition, "more than one out of every 10 permits issued to civilians went to people on Baca's gift list." Further, several people who were in Baca's wedding also have permits, according to the records.
Permit holders include:
Emerson Glazer: the son of the man who developed the Del Amo Fashion Center mall in Torrance, gave Baca "basketball tickets and gift baskets."
Stan Shuster: the owner of a cigar room, gave Baca "shirts and golf balls."
Michael Yamaki: "is among Baca's best friends."
George Chilingar: gave Baca $750 worth of Persian rugs.
Hollywood producer Arnold Kopelson: "gave Baca ballet tickets in 2004"
Singer James Darren: "gave Baca some CDs and a photograph."
Jeweler Nagapet Boyadgian: "gave Baca a $500 contribution in 2010."
Arthur Kassel: "hosted a birthday party for Baca."
According to records, L.A. County, with a population of nearly 2 million people, only had 341 people with concealed-weapons permits.
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Some folks are just more equal than others.
Having a low party number tattoo is considered a plus.
Without a doubt just about the most incompetent sheriff in the history of Los Angeles County. Nothing he does should surprise anyone living there.
No sympathy. Anyone who believes in ‘Gun Permits’ by their own actions have agreed to be limited in their Rights.
Well, well, well ... What do we have here? Kiss my @ss and you too can have a gun permit.
Yep. Here in Kalifornia only the rich and famous are granted carry permits.
Some people are more equal than others.
I can’t legally carry a firearm, although I have done so in the past for safety reasons and would do so again, but I do carry a Kalifornia legal folding knife.
I’ve worked in the action along with some WD-40 and can deploy the blade with a flick of the wrist and without using the thumb assist.
It’s better than nothing and the combination straight/serrated blade is very sharp.
I’ve never been a knife guy, but this thing can do some serious damage to someone.
Like any weapon, I’ve become familiar with it and have practiced with it, especially deploying it quickly.
The belt/pocket clip is a nice feature as well and helps with concealment but allows quick access.
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