Despite’s California’s anti-gun reputation, one county is doling out concealed carry permits, proving that not all Californians are drinking the Kool-Aid.
Following a federal court ruling that required law enforcement officials in Orange County, Calif., to issue concealed carry permits for people who wanted the permit for general personal safety—rather than the documented justification of a specific threat that had been required before—more than 700 permits have been issued to citizens.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, “That number will continue to rise as county officials process the stack of pending applications, which had grown to more than 2,800 by the end of August. In all, more than 7,000 people have filled out applications or requested appointments, sheriff’s officials said.”
Apparently, Orange County residents want to exercise their full civil rights, despite their state’s anti-Second Amendment reputation and ongoing anti-gun legislation.