Skip to comments.A who's who of permit holders in Santa Clara County(CA)
Posted on 12/11/2011 2:30:04 PM PST by marktwain
In Santa Clara County, 113 people have permits that allow them to carry concealed weapons, according to Sheriff Laurie Smith's office. Sixty-four permits issued to judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers are considered confidential.
Another 49 have been issued to "civilians.'' The applications for those permits-- which are public record -- include a variety of reasons for seeking a permit, based on real or perceived threats to the applicant or family. The threats are often related to their current or former jobs, outside interests or responsibilities.
1) Robert Anderson, forensic consultant
2) Joseph Barbara, physician
3) Keith Barna, private investigator
4) James Baron, court-appointed receiver
5) Stephen Bechtel Jr., chairman emeritus of Bechtel Corp.
6) Pasquale Bitonti, sausage company executive
7) Robert Blank, real estate agent
8) Jay Bloom, dentist
9) Annette Bolton, security specialist
10) James Campagna, mortgage lender
11) Harpreet Chadha, restaurant owner
12) John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems
13) Richard Collins, retired from Cupertino Electric
14) Gregg Dietz, private investigator
15) Barton Dorsa, visual artist and filmmaker
16) Gary Filizetti, construction company executive
17) Frank Fiorina, retired AT&T executive and husband of former HP CEO Carly Fiorina
18) Stuart Fishman, family law attorney
19) Don Gage, Santa Clara Valley Water District board member
20) Robi Georges, tech company executive
21) Christopher Gimelli, sales consultant
22) David Giordano Jr., sales manager
23) Lee Hall, construction company owner
24) Charles Hill, small business owner
(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...
In most of the rest of the U.S., there are about 2% of the population that get permits. That means that California is likely denying permits to about 35,000 people who want them but cannot get them.
From the comments:
"It's irresponsible to publish this list. Many states have laws prohibiting the publishing of lists like this.
Also, it's a shame that in Santa Clara county ordinary people do not have the same right to self-defense as the wealthy and politically connected--the 1%, if you will. In shall issue states, everyone has the same self-defense rights as the wealthy."
I.M.O. the 2nd Amendment trumps these assholes regulations. But thats just me.
Problem is, once they catch you with a concealed weapon, they roll up to your door with their van, and empty your gun locker.
You’re pretty much screwed no matter what.
Very few people enjoy going to the dentist.
But a dangerous occupation?
I have never understood how a state could revoke the 2nd amendment right to bear arms?
California is one of those states I simply would not live in.
That list sounds like the best criteria for getting a permit in that county is to be extremely wealthy or politically prominent.
On the other hand, the voters in Santa Clara County elected the people who have denied that right.
I carried a gun without a permit for many, many years for that reason. I worked at night in nightclubs, left the bar at 3am with the nights take because I did the morning deposits, and had been followed home at night by freaks numerous times. I applied for a permit and was tuned down flat. I figured I’d rather be in jail for a concealed weapon than dead.
What's more outrageous? That they would protect the identity of the government employees and not the civilians or that there is a total of 123 permits in a county with a population of 1.8 million. Just unbelievable.
California hasn’t totally “revoked” the right to bear arms. It is something just as insidious though, called “reasonable regulation.” And thus far, there aren’t any State or Federal judges who have the courage to slap them down, and the citizens haven’t united yet to change their own State Constitution. What the citizens of California have done, consistently, is to elect anti firearms Democrats. It’s disgusting.
That means that California is likely denying permits to about 35,000 people.
May I add, the 35,000 people denied permits are only in one county, not the entire State of California. The hypocrisy of one county in a May Issue State.
The link in your thread gives goes to a story listing the name of "civilians.'' with CC Permits.
On the right side of that story is a link to another article under Bay News - Latest Headlines. The title of that article is:
Santa Clara County sheriff draws legal fire for way she hands out concealed-gun permits.
Legal challenges, Living in fear, Donors get permits and other practices of Sheriff Laurie Smith and other sheriffs are addressed by Mercurynews.com.
It gives more insight about California a May Issue State.
Thank heavens I live in fly over country.
Depends on the county in CA. The farther away from the coast the easier to get a permit.
Have carried legally in CA for over 12 years with a 15 month break recently due to an AH Sheriff. Worked on the committee to get a good Sheriff elected and two months after we got him elected I was carrying legally again. Also have Nevada and Utah out-of-state permits. There are a lot of places I can go.
Merced, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado counties are all pro RKBA and issue permits.
Without seeing the numbers in advance I would bet a cup of coffee that the crime rate goes down the farther from the coast you go.
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