Gun Hero of the Day: Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims

“The good news is that in Fresno County nothing is going to change.” That’s how Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims will apply the deeply dysfunctional, not to say blatantly unconstitutional ruling by California’s Ninth District Court in the Peruta decision. “In Fresno County ‘good cause” is self-protection and that should be standard, in my opinion, across the state.” What else needs saying? Nothing. Sheriff Mims is TTAG’s Gun Hero of the Day.

[h/t DrVino]


  1. avatar jwm says:

    Nothing changes in Fresno county til a new sheriff gets elected. Civil rights shouldn’t hang in the balance every election cycle.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      You are absolutely correct. Civil rights should not hang in the balance every election cycle. But in current-day America, they do. And more’s the pity.

  2. avatar john thomas says:

    i grew up in fresno, and shes one of the few bright spots on a bleak landscape.

    1. avatar Michael says:

      Me too and she definitely has her detractors, most of whom I had no use for. Glad i escaped

  3. avatar Mark N. says:

    There are a number of sheriffs in California that stand for a constitutional right to bear, and apply a uniform “self defense= good cause” standard. In fact, the majority of the 58 counties do, it’s just that a the majority of the population does not live in those counties.

    1. avatar Mk10108 says:

      Sheriff Jones of Sacramento County gets a nod as well. 8k ccw’s and counting.

      1. avatar Chris T from KY says:

        I was raised in Sacramento county. It was always a conservative place. Beautiful, nice to grow up there.
        Mike seek lander from the tv show Personal Defense will be in town for IDPA shoots later this year.

  4. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    This sheriff is one of the few bright and honest officials in the entire state. What a sad thing to have to say about an entire state.

  5. avatar Gary says:

    An outsiders question. Is a permit issued in Fresno County good through out all of the state?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Yes. But in CA you have to reside in the county the license is issued in.

    2. avatar Mike says:

      Except in SF.

  6. avatar LHW says:

    Glad she stands for civil rights.

  7. avatar Steve Clark says:

    I can’t think of a state that needs more concealed carriers than California. Well, Illinois or DC maybe.

  8. avatar grendal113 says:

    you shouldn’t need to pass a test and pay a tax for a right!

  9. avatar Rick says:

    Of duty police officers cannot carry in San Francisco.

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