Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Is the tide turning in California?

Just one month after Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens loosened concealed carry requirements (in light of Peruta), they have received nearly 3,000 applications for concealed carry licenses.
The staggering backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000 and some applicants said they’ve been told it may be years before their applications are fully processed. 
The flood of applications for concealed weapons permits was triggered by a pro-gun appeals court ruling that relaxed the restrictions on who could carry weapons. 
Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said they are scrambling to speed up the process and deal with the thousands of gun applications that have rolled in since February. 
Since the court ruling last month, the Sheriff’s Department has received four times the applications it typically receives in an entire year.
Although I left nearly 6 months ago, I can say I am truly happy for California.  The state is finally gaining some ground in restoring the most important Civil Right, the right to Keep and Bear Arms.  It is the right that makes an individual a sovereign, with control over his own destiny and life, the right that prevents slavery, and the right to which a politician's reaction yields absolute understanding of his true character.
If a politician isn't perfectly comfortable with the idea of his average constituent, any man, woman, or responsible child, walking into a hardware store and paying cash -- for any rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything -- without producing ID or signing one scrap of paper, he isn't your friend no matter what he tells you.  
If he isn't genuinely enthusiastic about his average constituent stuffing that weapon into a purse or pocket or tucking it under a coat and walking home without asking anybody's permission, he's a four-flusher, no matter what he claims.  
What his attitude -- toward your ownership and use of weapons -- conveys is his real attitude about you. And if he doesn't trust you, then why in the name of John Moses Browning should you trust him?  
If he doesn't want you to have the means of defending your life, do you want him in a position to control it?  
If he makes excuses about obeying a law he's sworn to uphold and defend -- the highest law of the land, the Bill of Rights -- do you want to entrust him with anything?
Knowing who really lives behind the mask is so important with politics, one area of life almost completely obscured by lies, that the 2nd amendment makes and effective lodestone for the truth.

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