Friday, October 10, 2008

CA: Orange County Sheriff Revokes 146 CCW Permits

Apparently Orange County California Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has arbitrarily decided whose lives are not valuable enough to have their civil rights & freedoms respected. That's right, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has sent out 146 CCW permit revocation letters letting law abiding citizens know that she doesn't feel they face enough danger so she is going to trample on their natural born but constitutionally protected right to defend themselves.

"The Department has determined that your identified risk does not meet the good cause threshold as required under the new CCW policy based upon the information you provided. As a result of this determination, the Department's present intention is to revoke your CCW license," reads the form letter sent out this month.

The letter, sent out under the signature of Captain Dave Nighswonger, advises current holders that if they feel that additional information should be considered they have roughly one month to provide additional good cause information for the department to consider before the revocation becomes final.

As you may recall, I've discussed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in the past.

I propose that the citizens of Orange County should send her a clear & unmistakable message during her future election (I'd say next election but she hasn't actually been elected yet - she has only been temporarily appointed until the next election) - it's a big bitter pill called loosing her future election. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, for not only failing to uphold the civil rights of the citizens in the County you swore to uphold & protect, but actually throwing them down in the mud & trampling them under your feet, I present you with the Sleazy Politician of the day award. You're also a contender for Sleazy Politician of the year, but there is a lot of competition for that title so it is not yet decided. I hope you enjoy a long prosperous career at McDonald's after you loose your upcoming election. You should start practicing this line now in front of a mirror so that you'll be ready for your next career: "Would you like fries with that?"


Anonymous said...

What's the problem? Isn't California an open carry state.Those 146 people need to respond to the sheriff something like this:

Dear Sheriff:
Since you have seen fit(?)to revoke my CCW, I will now invoke my rights under Californis law and proceed to "Open Carry" my side arm.


Mr. Law Abiding Citizen

That'll show her.

Dustin said...

An excellent idea, but unfortunately in the Nanny Police State of California, according to "California is not a traditional open carry state. Open carry is generally prohibited except in unincorporated areas where the county has not made open carry illegal, or, pursuant to a CA open carry permit issued and valid only in a county with a population of less than 200,000 persons."

dehakal said...

Additionally Open carry is only allowed "unloaded" with some exceptions.

"As long as one complies with 12025 (does not conceal), and 12031 (does not load the firearm under most circumstances)..."

and "12031. (a) (1) A person is guilty of carrying a loaded firearm when he or she carries a loaded firearm on his or her
person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or
on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory. ..."

"** In “People v. Clark” (1996), the California Court of Appeal clarified that in order to be “loaded” a firearm must have
ammunition “placed into a position from which it can be fired”. It even went so far as to point out as an example of what is not
loaded to include shells attached to a shotgun inside a buttstock shell carrier. "

So make sure your magazine is in the other pocket of you jeans.

Anonymous said...

A magazine in the pocket, loaded or not, constitutes a concealed weapon, as magazines are considered part of the weapon. Now, speedloader clips are not part of a revolver, so you can carry those concealed all you want, but magazines in the pocket are a no-no unless you have a CCW.