Sheriff Lee Baca and the Gun-Gift Connection

I'll only grant you peons a CWP if you donate LOTS of money to me.
I’ll only grant you peons a CWP if you donate LOTS of money to me.

Register in the Rockies – by Ironwill

No surprise here. One of the many reasons why I left Commiefornia as soon as I was able.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is known in gun-rights circles for being stingy with concealed-weapons permits. Sheriff Lee Baca has total discretion over who is allowed to get a permit, and he hasn’t given out many.

As of May 2012, only 341 people had been granted them, according to sheriff’s records. Compare that with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, which had 1,754 permit holders in 2011, despite a population of just 2 million people to L.A.’s 10 million. The Kern County Sheriff granted even more, with 3,564 permit holders in a population of 800,000 people.

In L.A. County, records show, most of the permits go to judges and reserve deputies. But there is another group that seems to have better luck than most in obtaining permits: friends of Lee Baca. Those who’ve given the sheriff gifts or donated to his campaign are disproportionately represented on the roster of permit holders.

Chuck Michel, a gun-rights attorney who has pushed for greater access to concealed-weapons permits, says practices in many “anti-gun” jurisdictions are “corrupted by favoritism and cronyism.”

Oh but make no mistake. Sheriff Baca didn’t grant those permits because of campaign donations.

Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore denies that favoritism played a role in the distribution of permits.

“There’s no link whatsoever,” Whitmore says. “He’s very stingy when he gives those out. [Giving gifts] has nothing to do with it.”

Uh huh. Sure.

Read the entire revealing article here.

I grew up with LASD policing my neighborhood and harassing citizens.

I remember when they went Rodney King on a wedding shower across the street from my  friends home.

I remember when Gulf War 1 was under way and getting pulled over as the two deputies tried for 10 minutes to find a reason for stopping me. They finally decided on my 3×5 American flag hanging off my rear view mirror as reason.

I remember them pulling over my dad for having a small decal on the top of his windshield.

Constant stupid crap like that.

Make no mistake, LASD is just as corrupt as the LAPD. Two peas in a pod.

Just another gang with badges who want to deny you the right to self-defense.

3 thoughts on “Sheriff Lee Baca and the Gun-Gift Connection

  1. L.A. 6 million drones with 3 days of water , in a desert. Wouldn’t live there if I got paid . Good luck when dis train jumps the tracks.

  2. Isn’t bribery a crime on both sides of the transaction?
    What is with the blue latex gloves on the guy off screen?

  3. Please don’t think Lee is tough on crime.
    Bobby Brown Serves Nine Hours in Jail for Third DUI

    by on March 21, 2013

    While California is known for having some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation, it seems Bobby Brown has been let off easy. He was released Wednesday after serving nine hours of his 55-day jail sentence for driving under the influence.

    L.A. County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the media that Brown was released early due to jail overcrowding and good behavior.

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