Some of you may know that I have a brother who lives in Northern California. I visited him behind enemy lines in October of last year. While I don’t really like Santa Cruz, he’s just found out that the Sheriff has decided to abide by the Peruta ruling and start issuing Concealed Weapon Licenses.
Complete and submit a Standard Application for License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (Cal DOJ form FD4012). Do not include separate attachments for information requested within the application. Initial every page of the document.
Based on current law, and in the absence of any applicable exclusionary factors, self-defense or personal safety qualifies as sufficient “good cause” for the issuance of a license. However, if the law changes in any respect, we may require applicants to supplement the “good cause” statement in order to retain any CCW License that has been issued based on the law in place at the time the license was issued.
Submit three signed letters of character reference from individuals other than relatives.
Submit proof of ownership and registration of each weapon to license for concealment.
Submit two recent passport size photos (2” x 2”) of the applicant.
Complete Live Scan applicant fingerprinting for CCW application (DOJ fees paid by applicant): http://www.scsheriff.com/Home/LiveScanFingerprinting.aspx or 454-3007 for more information.
Once the application package has been reviewed, the application will either be advanced to phase two or will be denied. In the event the application is denied, the applicant will be notified in writing.
Phase Two (to be completed only by those applicants successfully competing phase one)
Participate in personal history interview.
If directed: provide written evidence from a licensed physician that the applicant is not currently suffering from any medical condition that would make the individual unsuitable for carrying a concealed weapon. All costs paid by applicant.
If directed: complete psychological testing by an authorized psychologist used by the Sheriff’s Office. The cost to the applicant many not exceed $150.00.
Complete a 4-hour (minimum) course of training approved by the Sheriff’s Office. The cost of training is paid by the applicant directly to the approved trainer.
And you just know that the Sheriff will certainly direct everyone to get a Doctor’s note as well as a $150 psych eval. All of this just to exercise a basic fundamental right to bear arms.
Well, let me be the first to wish for her eventual recovery. Many times people on the Left post ill-considered wishes for the deaths of their political enemies. Rest assured that Ms. McCarthy has my best wishes for a very long, long, long life. I want her to have to live through us demolishing the unconstitutional and wrongheaded gun control laws she worked so hard to prop up. When we are all free to open carry AR-15s in Central Park, NYC, I want her alive to see it.
I once got Representative McCarthy to send me a campaign sticker. Somehow both the bumper sticker and some 230gr. +P HydroShok bullets ended up at the range at the same time. This seems like a good time to re-post it.
The recent ruling repealing the ban on Federal Firearms Licensed gun dealers in Chicago is an obvious statement of the facts. If you can’t buy a gun, you can’t possibly exercise your right to keep and bear arms. Only a complete moron would argue otherwise. In fact, the reason that gun sellers are banned in Chicago is to prevent as many Chicago residents as possible from keeping and bearing arms.
Wow. They just put it out there, don’t they? They don’t try to hide their hatred of gun ownership at all. All the previous gun ban groups have tried to downplay their hope that purchasing a gun should be as near impossible as can be arranged, but Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc. comes right out and says it.
Every single firearm transfer in a Federally licensed gun store in Chicago would occur only after the person buying received an Illinois Firearm Owner’s ID (FOID) card AND the federally required background check. This is exactly what Moms have been Demanding. Yet even this is too “liberal” for them. The thought that an ordinary Chicago resident could wander into a gun store, waive his State issued FOID at the guy behind the counter, and be sold a functional firearm just horrifies these women.
They think that at the very least, you should be required to get in your car and drive to the suburbs to buy your evil slaughter tool. Too poor to own a car? Don’t have public transportation that will take you to the evil slaughter tool pushing salesman? Too bad. Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc. says no guns for you.
They don’t just hate your gun. They hate your freedom as well.
1. “Violent” misdemeanor? They plan on taking away a fundamental civil right based upon a misdemeanor? Of course they do. Never mind that the majority of murders are committed by people with FELONY criminal records. For them, gun ownership and self defense are privileges extended by the state. And since they are not natural civil rights, the State can take those privileges away. No. If it’s serious enough to lose your fundamental civil rights over, it’s serious enough to be a felony.
2. Your civil rights taken away based upon the unsupported word of a woman to a judge in a legal proceeding where you are not even invited to defend yourself sounds more like the workings of a Communist show trial than it sounds like the faithful following of the Constitution, doesn’t it? The problem is that this is already the law. If your wife wants to divorce you, she need only tell a judge that she’d like a restraining order and you’re banned from possessing a firearm in the State. You don’t even get to appear at the first hearing to defend yourself. It sounds like a nightmare to me, but it’s embraced wholeheartedly by the gun ban crowd.
3. Again with the misdemeanors taking away your civil rights. If it’s serious enough to warrant taking away civil rights, it’s serious enough to be a felony.
The best part of this is how they skip over the problem of enforcement. We see “felon in possession” charges punished with 9 months to 18 months in prison. We never see actual hard time. Do these people ask for the serious criminals to get serious jail time for their crimes? No. Whenever something bad happens they run to the nearest podium and demand more restrictions on the people who didn’t do it.
Go home, (Former) mayor Bloomberg, you’re drunk, on power.
It’s sad, but in my experience, journalists are generally not much better than transcribers for press releases. They just copy/paste whatever press release they get without bothering to exercise even a modicum of critical thinking.
Umm, guys? You’re already the same group. Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, can’t “join” Illegal Mayors Against Guns, another wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, any more than my big toe can “join” my foot.
I ended up visiting the anti-gun Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc’s “Memorial Service” and fundraising event in Durham. I visited for about 30 seconds. Here’s how the News and Observer puts it.
I didn’t make any sort of a disturbance, nor would I have made one, especially inside of a house of worship. I think it’s projection. The Left enjoys disrupting events, so they probably can’t imagine that we wouldn’t return the favor.
I should point out that we were talking about violent crime in general, not Sandy Hook in particular when I pointed out the most violent crimes are committed by people with previous convictions.
Here’s the video.
Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, is calling their current fundraiser/blood dancing effort “No More Silence,” but they don’t want to hear from anyone with a differing opinion.
The ladies at Moms Demand Action, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc. are spending this week whining that they aren’t getting enough attention. Saturday the 14th is their big event, where they will ring bells in churches and “demand” “action.” I guess they believe that because they are moms that we’ll sit back and let them take away our rights.
Ban on all private transfers. Given the previous attempts, that means they will criminalize me handing my rifle to my friend who will use it to teach my wife to shoot.
Since the leader of the Moms seems to think that anything that will allow you to shoot 10 rounds in a minute is an “Assault Weapon,” I would assume that they mean to ban everything, along with all of my pistol magazines.
Registration of all ammo sales so they can track them. If you don’t think that will include components for reloading, you’re a fool.
They will unilaterally require the redesign of all firearms to add “safety features” that no one who has a firearm actually wants. Like expensive and useless “smart” guns that will price poor people out of the self-defense market.
Ban guns in restaurants, stores, and basically any public place.
This one’s actually pretty funny. They don’t have the manpower (or Mompower) to match us out here in the state capitals.
I’ve got news for the Moms. I already have a mom. And she has a Glock 19.
We all know that your rights trump everyone else’s ability to turn a profit, right? You run a business, you must provide health insurance for your full time employees or pay a penalty. According to Dahlia Lithwick, and several others, the fact that your religion forbids participation in abortion doesn’t change a thing.
I wholeheartedly agree. We cannot allow this spectacle to continue. We cannot permit the basic human rights of all Americans to be trampled because a few capitalists refuse to pony up the money. I just don’t think she goes far enough.
The Second Amendment, unlike this new found right to receive health insurance from your employer, is written directly into the foundation document of our government.
This isn’t remotely difficult to understand. What we never seem to recognize is that proper training is vital to ensure that our militia is “well regulated.” The most basic of all training is individual firearm instruction. It is well within the powers of the Federal Government to insist that everyone be proficient in the safe and effective use of firearms, but it would be unfair and discriminatory to force the citizens to pay for this training themselves. To limit a person’s rights under the Constitution simply because they cannot afford to exercise those rights is completely unacceptable.
What I propose is the “Affordable Firearm Training Act,” or “AFTA.” Congress shall pass a law that requires all businesses with 10 or more full time employees (30 or more hours a week = “full time”) shall be required to pay for or directly provide individual firearms instruction to their employees.
Because it not only says “keep,” it says “bear” arms in the Amendment, employers must pay for the necessary training not only to become proficient in the use of firearms, but also for each employee to meet the requirements of their State to receive a Concealed Handgun License or the equivalent. At a bare minimum all employees shall be trained to a standard that shall include,
If there is any further training necessary to “bear” arms in that State, the employer shall provide that training as well.
And as Dahlia Lithwick so eloquently points out, corporations are not people. They have no faith, conviction, or conscience, so they don’t get to complain that they oppose being forced to pay for this sort of training.
No one could possibly disagree with this approach, could they? We’ve already established the principle that if the government deems something to be a right, the government has the power to force someone else to pay for it. Just look at Obamacare!
You see, I’m that “gun blogger” in Raleigh who “turned out two-dozen people shaking green signs that read: Guns Save Lives.” Of course, it wasn’t because all my blog readers turned up, it was because I was leading the Grass Roots North Carolina protest. It was GRNC who emailed all their members in Wake and Durham counties asking them to show up at an unknown (at the time) location with about 24 hours notice. We didn’t know where we were going to set up until 10 hours before the event where it was even going to be! Their secrecy was deliberate, because they didn’t want us to show up. Sadly (for them!) they failed. From my blog wrapup of that event…
(Read the whole thing for photos and even some news video coverage.)
And now, months later, NBC is citing us and one of a number of reasons that the Astroturf anti-gun movement is failing.
If you ever wonder, “What can I do to make a difference,” think about me and those 25-30 people standing on a sidewalk in July, sweating, and doing TV interviews. We made a difference. Just by showing up, we made a difference. We showed the world the difference between Astroturf anti-gun and grassroots gun rights. We taught them all a lesson that no matter how much money you have and no matter how nice the private jet you flit about the country on, we have the numbers, intensity, and votes to beat you.
I’ve asked the author for a correction, noting that the protest was a GRNC event More importantly, I’ve emailed all my fellow protestors to let them know that NBC is pointing to them as one of the reasons that Astroturf anti-gunners have failed. They won a great victory for us that day.
EDITED TO ADD: One of the stated aims of the Giffords/Kelly tour was to visit states where vulnerable Senators voted for or against the Toomey/Manchin gun control bill. Senator Kay Hagan, (D-NC) voted for T/M and is one of the most vulnerable Senators in the 2014 election. I saw no evidence at all that Hagan made any attempt to meet with Giffords or Kelly during this visit. This matches what happened in North Dakota where Democrats distanced themselves from her politically as well as physically.
North Carolina is shedding its reputation as The Massachusetts of Dixie when it comes to gun laws. We are poised to end a bunch of stupid prohibitions with House Bill 937. And if there’s one thing that North Carolinians can’t stand it’s outsiders coming here to tell us how to run our lives. Strange how a kid from California can move here and go all native, huh? All you Yankee Carpetbaggers, GO HOME!
Today was the last day of Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly’s whirlwind tour of the USA. Seven states in seven days.
Anyone know what this is?
That is a photo of the private jet Gabby and Mark flew around in. It’s a $25,000,000 Candair Challenger CL-600. It’s owned by Montfort Aviation, which is owned by the Montfort brothers. Charlie Montfort owns the Colorado Rockies baseball team. It must be nice to have such generous friends to fly you all across the USA to push for further infringements on our rights.
Dubbed the “Rights and Responsibilities Tour” (and hilariously hash tagged #RandRTour, yeah, that plane looks like Rest and Relaxation to me!) Giffords and Kelly seemed to be pushing the Spiderman theory of gun ownership. “With great power comes great responsibility.” The reality is that their organization, “Americans for Responsible Solutions” has four goals.
So however they spin themselves, they are just another garden variety gun grabber group. We met them on those terms.
It took a lot of doing to find out where the R&R Tour was going to show up. So much so that I actually went to the airport to meet the plane in hopes of getting info on their planned stops for today. The cops kicked me out.
Luckily, the media told us what was happening. We heard several variations, but the basics were that they would shoot sporting clays, have a round table discussion with gun owners, and meet with their supporters. The general consensus was that their round table discussion with gun owners would happen at “The Pit Authentic Barbecue” in downtown Raleigh at around 11AM. Paul Valone of Grass Roots North Carolina couldn’t make it, so he put me in charge and asked me to make it happen. With less than 10 hours notice, we wrangled a crowd of about 25-30 people. Here we are at the beginning when the media showed up
Photo Credit: Eric S, Raleigh
Immediately the media descended. I gave 4 on camera interviews and one print interview. Our main message was, not surprisingly, “Why is Gabby Giffords trying so hard to avoid the group she claims to represent?” That message set the tone for a lot of the coverage.
Here’s the video. I don’t speak on camera, but I spent quite a bit of time explaining to the reporter how they billed this as a “Round table with gun owners,” but we gun owners were excluded. I guess he listened. Listen for the bomb he drops on them for excluding us. You can see me in the crowd scene rocking the purple shirt.
UPDATE: The WRAL video has been pulled from the WRAL website. We’re trying to get another copy.
Note also how many people they have in the “round table.” Fourteen. We had double that on the street outside.
Our mission was to deny them the chance to claim to be the middle ground. They are trying to play the “We’re moderate” card. Note how every reporter titled their story except N&O. “Gun Control.” There’s no euphemisms like “Gun Safety.” No “Common Sense Gun Laws.” It’s straight up “Gun Control.” That is pure win for our side.
I am really pleased with how the protest went. GRNC looked pretty good and Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly were variously tarred as lying about the round table and as plain old gun controllers.
If they were hoping to sweep in and change anything, they’ve failed. They’ve only managed to get my face on 3 of the 4 major news channels and GRNC’s repudiation of them in every single story printed. Having failed in their mission, they got in their jet and flew to Asheville so Gabby can continue her rehab.
I hope that Gabby gets better. There’s no reason a would be assassin should destroy her life. There’s also no reason she and her husband should try to use that assasination attempt to take away our rights.