Politistick: Just when you thought that all in California had succumbed to New York-styles anti-Second Amendment zeal, the county sheriff for the state’s capital surprised many when he revealed that his department approves a whopping 95% of the concealed carry permit applications that come across his desk.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones approves the most applications in the state. California is a “may issue” state which means that officials are given discretion on whether or not a citizen “may” retain his or her Second Amendment right to carry a weapon (that would be the “bear arms” part.)
In 2010, Jones faced a massive budget cut and was forced to trim 340 positions from his department. Realizing that the citizens of his county would have to be more responsible for their own safety, Jones did the only ethical thing: more