Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 5, 2006
A growing number of Sheriffs and Police Officials have joined the debate over Concealed Weapon Permits (CCW) as shown in an eight minute Full Disclosure Network™ Video News Blog featuring high ranking law enforcement officials in the Western United States. View FREE 24/7, on demand at the website URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog31.php 24/7, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network™.
Featured in the Video Pro & Con are:
- Joe Arpaio, Sheriff Maricopa County Arizona
- Leroy Baca, Sheriff L. A. County
- LAPD Chief William Bratton
- Mike Carona, Sheriff Orange County, CA
- Ray Leyva, Captain, L.A. County Sheriffs Dept.
- Don Meredith, Lt. Glendale Police Dept., CA
- Ken Masse, Captain (ret) L.A. County Sheriffs Dept.
- Paul Jernigan, Sergeant, L.A. County Sheriff
These officials offer their strong opinions, pro and con on the need to issue CCW (concealed carry weapon) permits. The statements were videotaped in previous interviews.
Sheriffs Sergeant Paul Jernigan, stressed the need for citizens to defend themselves in times of civil unrest, citing the L. A. riots of 1992 where police and sheriffs were unable to protect citizens and their businesses. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes one step further announcing his new policy, making it mandatory for all his Deputies to carry concealed weapons off duty, instructing them to use if necessary.
Some of these law enforcement officials make compelling arguments in favor of issuing more CCWs and emphasizing the need to have a “right to carry” state policies. Sheriff Baca desribes the circumstances under which he will issue a CCW permits and LAPD's Chief Bill Bratton defended the need to strictly control, with penalties, citizen access to fire arms.
The Video News Blog provides a striking contrast in between attitudes in Arizona and California law enforcement policies regarding Concealed Weapon Permits (CCWs).
It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon in California without a permit. Permits are issued by the local Sheriff or Police Chief. The criteria for obtaining a CCW permit is based upon the local official law enforcement official’s own policy. In most of the United States “right to carry” laws have been enacted.
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