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Thread: North County Times = Portantino schemes to ban citizen self-defense

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    North County Times = Portantino schemes to ban citizen self-defense


    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, has authored Assembly Bill 144, a measure that would ban unloaded open carry of firearms in California. Sifting the bill from the rubbish of last year's legislative files, Portantino targets the citizens who exercise their rights in peaceful demonstration against California's capricious and unequal discretionary concealed carry law. Under this system, Californians who apply for concealed carry permits are subject to the political whims of the local sheriff who determines if a citizen has "good cause" to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. The result is that residents living in largely rural jurisdictions such as Fresno, Riverside or Shasta counties can exercise the right of self-defense while those in metropolitan Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego counties are essentially denied this right. There are only about 1,400 carry permits in San Diego County with an adult population of more than 2 million. Those are favorable odds for criminal predators lying in wait to rob, rape and kill.

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    Thanks Mike. And it's good to see the truth in a newspaper once in a while!

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