Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff to Gun Rights Groups: UP YOURS
Ever tried to get a CCW Permit in Riverside County?
A comment on a gun rights group page CRPA sets the stage for the Stan Sniff versus the constitution fight.
Thats true.. I mean 2018 till an interview is what one guy said….. you know how many deputies are on limited duty and on disability ect they could throw in that division? they could put like 20 guys in there.. BTW, the two deputies that are in there now are super super guys .. Frank Yezzo is a great guy and one of the JUST TWO deputies in that division… and very easy going in the whole process but again, its almost like you should just CCW on your own at that point of waiting.
Unpack the comment. In a county of 2.4 Million people Sheriff Sniff has limited the number of people processing CCW Permits to 2.
I have a current CCW from another county. I’m told by Riverside county that I have to begin the process over in their county, taking the safety course from one of their vendors and I have to interview. They gave me an appointment in January 2019!!
I also have to surrender my CCW to the issuing county because of my change of address.
Got it? Someone with a CCW is going to have to give it up for 2+ Years because of the artificially created backlog by Sheriff Sniff.
Perhaps the Sheriff’s affinity to the ACLU, SEIU, LIUNA and the Carpenter’s Union is no accident? Perhaps his endorsements of extreme left wing democrat Cheryl Brown was really ideological? Richard Roth is no slouch at grabbing guns either.
Kevin Johnson says: Just got my interview appointment. First available was April 2019. Over two years away. The problem is worse since this article was written.
Because the Sheriff has done such a poor job for 10 years on issuing CCW Permits, cities within the county that are not contracting with the Riverside Sheriff’s Office are attempting to take matters in to their own hands to issue permits.
The bottom line is that Sheriff Sniff is anti-gun and places no priority in issuing CCW Permits. He may be able to play politician to fool some of the gun rights groups for an occasional endorsement, but unpacking his horrific record on gun rights will tell the real tale.
As of Early 2015 here is your count on CCW Permits. Riverside County is a County of 2,400,000 people.
Riverside County: About 1,200 (including 258 new permits in 2014)
San Bernardino County: 3,361 (including 720 new permits in 2014)
We’re going to lead in to the second post about the Sheriff’s Abysmal Record on Gun Rights with this 2014 Story right after the 9th Circuit amazingly hammered San Diego County for adding several layers of barriers to CCW Permits that were ultimately ruled unconstitutional.
But a gun rights group contends that the ruling, centered on concealed permit rules in San Diego County, also is proof that Inland counties aren’t following the law. The executive director of the Calguns Foundation is threatening legal action against Riverside County if it doesn’t ease its rules for civilians who want to carry hidden guns in public.
Instead of changing to accommodate the ruling and the will of the people, Sheriff Sniff has passively-aggressively doubled down on making CCW permits nigh-on-impossible in Riverside County. In essence the Sheriff has told would-be CCW permit holders “Up Yours”.
The pattern of our leftist “Republican” social justice warrior sheriff is well established as you will see in the next installment of “Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff to Gun Rights Groups: UP YOURS”…
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