There Are Many Second Amendment Supporters in California

There Are Many Second Amendment Supporters in California

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Photo by Drei Kubik via Pexels. The current political leadership in California has a well-earned reputation for outright hostility to the Second Amendment and to those Golden State citizens who wish to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. But the California landscape—political, social and cultural—is large and diverse, and contrary to what some might think, there is Second Amendment support in the state. Consider for example, that the police department in the city of Murrieta, southeast of Los Angeles, recently announced that the concealed-carry permit process there would become less expensive. The standard background check for a carry permit had cost Murrieta residents approximately $300, but now the city itself will pay for the expense. “The purpose of this change was to give back to the citizens of Murrieta for the Measure T tax measure that was passed last year to give us extra tax money for police, public safety and stuff like that," Sgt. Jeremy Durrant of the Murrieta Police Department, told KABC . This change “will actually help to bring the cost of a concealed-weapons permit more in line with other jurisdictions, like the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which doesn’t have to outsource the background check like Murrieta does.” “Other agencies have their own background investigators they can utilize, so there’s no extra application fees for those agencies,” Durrant said. “As with us, we have to outsource that and obviously charge for that background investigation.” Then there’s the city of Needles, which has a population […]

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