Concealed weapons in OC and LA

Sean posted over at about a video post at Full Disclosure that compares LA and OC’s gun and concealed weapons permit laws. Both Sheriff Baca from LA and Sheriff Carona from OC are interviewed, and their views on concealed weapons couldn’t be more different.

In Los Angeles, a county with ten million residence, there are less than 500 CCW permits. Orange County, on the other hand, has only three million people and has about 2000 permits issued. The major difference between the two counties is that in LA you need to prove a need to carry a gun, in Orange County, as long as you are a law abiding citizen and take a gun safety course, you will be granted a CCW permit.

While i was surprised by how many people carried gun in OC, I was even more surprised by how easy it was to get a permit. I guess that’s the benefit of living in a Republican dominated county.

6 Comments so far

  1. Mike Randall (unregistered) on June 21st, 2005 @ 11:45 am

    No, that’s the hazard of living in a Libertarian county. I’m actually suprised that there are not more conceled weapons permits in the OC.

    Just my continuation of the polite discourse…

  2. el serracho (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 12:49 pm

    oh yes, it’s quite a benefit. nothing makes me feel better than to know there are 2000 angry, white, christian, bush voting, gun-toting republicans around here.

    i may never sleep again.

  3. ha (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 4:30 pm

    is that why LA is so safe?


  4. ha ha (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 4:31 pm

    is that why LA is so safe?


  5. g dawg (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 11:23 am

    you’ve got to be kidding me.. 2000 angry white christian bush voting gun toting republicans… i’ll tell you what, i am an angry white christian bush voting gun toting republican, and I know your ass would feel safer walking the streets with me carrying a concealed weapon than a fucking pot smoking tree hugging hippy that will cry when a criminal looks at him funny, i think 2000 is too small, i think it should be more around 50%.. keep the criminals wondering which citizen is carrying and which isn’t.. they won’t know what to do, and they’ll seek their crime elsewhere, like in LA or Riverside county where its harder to get a concealed weapon.. that is unless you’re an anti-gun political hack like diane feinstein who herself carries concealed

  6. the man (unregistered) on January 28th, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

    WOW GDawg!!! slow up man! thats why that dude is crying. I’m not Angry, but i am white. not stupid to vote for a lier like that drug addict bush. so do your reseach. Us cannabis toking, tree hugging beer drinking, Gun toting, Country folk dont all cry when a crimanal looks at us. Oh ya by the why you should know that your BUSH want to take your guns away so they can have total control and take over for the NWO. use your anger at stopping that. please!!!!

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