Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Is A Bit Freaky

The Calguns Foundation has been forcing sheriffs around California to cough up concealed weapon permit applications filed since January 1, 2007, mostly to see what definitions of "need" are actually getting permits issued.  (For those of you who live in civilized America: concealed weapon permit issuance in California is discretionary, and often abusive.)

For San Francisco, you can see the redacted version of a need statement that apparently got a permit issued here:
Threat of possible physical violence exists in person of an armed deputy facing termination who has exhibited psychological instability and focuses on applicant.  This person has stated [rest blacked out]
Wow.  If the sheriff's department actually considers this to be "good cause" for issuance of a permit--what does it say about one of their deputies?

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