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The perils of may-issue CCW
« on: November 16, 2022, 11:47:10 PM »
https://www.ktvu.com/news/no-one-is-above-the-law-former-sheriff-found-guilty-of-corruption-misconduct

TL;DR: Former sheriff of Santa Clara County, CA (aka Silicon Valley) was doing a pay-for-play around CCW permits.  Make a sizable donation to her campaign, get a permit.  Annoy her and your permit will not be renewed.  Convicted on six civil counts of corruption, Laurie Smith was able to retire before being removed from office.

More info on the lucky few who did get permits in Santa Clara County:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/the-people-at-the-center-of-santa-clara-county-s-concealed-gun-scandal/ar-AA14b1EP

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Re: The perils of may-issue CCW
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2022, 12:56:38 AM »
She should have her pension revoked, among other penalties.

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Re: The perils of may-issue CCW
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2022, 11:56:56 AM »
She should have her pension revoked, among other penalties.
Upon conviction:
Public caning/flogging. Pension revoked, civil asset forfeiture of everything purchased while serving as Sheriff, including real-estate and cars. 20 years prison, no parole.
I have zero tolerance for jack booted thugs and abuse of public office.
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Re: The perils of may-issue CCW
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2022, 12:46:31 PM »
Perils or perks?
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Re: The perils of may-issue CCW
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 05:43:02 PM »
Corruption in "may issue" states has been recognized for DECADES. IIRC, even in The Godfather (Mario Puzo's 1969 novel on which the movie was based) there was a comment that one of the gangsters had a carry permit that cost $10,000.
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