Ventura County sheriff (yes, Ventura County, California) Geoff Dean is the latest to adopt a ‘shall-issue’ CCW policy for its county residents. In so doing, he joins Orange County as a ‘shall issue’ jurisdiction. Many northern California LEOs have long been quietly issuing CCWs much more liberally than the gun-phobic sheriffs of SoCal, but Orange and Ventura Counties are the most southerly and populous Cali counties to Do The Right Thing when it comes to CCW . . .
Ventura County is the the north-westerly corner of the Greater Los Angeles conurbation, and Orange county is at the southern end. A lot of Venturians and OC’ers work in L.A. This means there will soon be at least a few sheepdogs among the flock of disarmed Angelitos, and that the teeming multitudes of meth fiends and gangbangers of the L.A. area will need to think a lot more carefully before they try to victimize a random stranger on the street.
The full version of the Ventura County policy is available online here, and it’s not the most straightforward process but at least it’s available to every law-abiding citizen. One of my buddies in Ventura county has his CCW interview next week. Good luck, Cory!
The shooter’s version of hell just froze over. Or at least cooled off and opened a couple of nice restaurants.