Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/Everytown for Gun Safety wants to ban civilian firearms ownership. Only they aren’t going to come out and say it. Americans would never support a gun ban for law-abiding citizens. So MDAGSA/EGS lobbies for “common sense” gun laws and “gun safety” and an end to “gun violence.” They push laws that would ban “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” They even talk about members who own guns, and claim that the majority of NRA members are behind “universal background checks.” But it’s all BS, a relentless campaign to put Americans on the slippery slope to civilian disarmament. Here’s more proof, if proof be needed, via a petition/letter to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins . . .
Dear Sheriff Hutchens,
A February 13th Ninth Circuit Court ruling (Peruta v. San Diego County) would loosen standards for issuing concealed weapon permits, upending the long-standing practice in most cities and suburban communities of requiring that permit applicants show “good cause” for carrying a hidden, loaded weapon. (In defining “good cause,” most sheriffs and police chiefs require that the applicant prove he or she faces some threat to his or her safety greater than that faced by an average member of the public.)
But the court ruling has NOT taken effect. California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has requested a full-court review of the decision and California citizens are awaiting the outcome.
Even though the court ruling is not in force, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has begun to process permits NOW, under the looser standards. Already, more than 1,200 Orange County residents have rushed to apply for permits since the ruling, and the Sheriff has requested and received $1.5 million in taxpayer funding from the County Board of Supervisors to expedite permit processing.
As concerned moms from Orange County and across California, we urge the Orange County sheriff’s department to STOP processing concealed weapons permits under the new relaxed standard they’ve just adopted. The department should resume using the common-sense standard that it has used for years – one that has worked so well to keep our families and communities safe. The department should also reverse its plan to spend $1.5 million in taxpayer funds to expedite permitting under new, looser standards. Please share this with all your friends and family members who understand that putting more guns in more places does not make us safer.
Thank you for your support.
Katey Ritrovato Dadakis
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America