Sheriff Blake Dorning On Handgun Permits: It’s Not Just About The Money

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 6 months ago

AL.com:

Pistol permits are a financial boon to the Madison County sheriff’s department but that’s not why Sheriff Blake Dorning opposes a Senate bill that would eliminate them.

“We hear it’s just a money thing,” Dorning said Wednesday.

I wonder where he’s hearing that?

“No, it’s not. It’s a life and death safety issue for our men and women because the equipment we’re able to provide them with drastically makes them more efficient and more able to address the situations that they come into every day.”

Dorning and other top department officials held a press conference Wednesday to follow up on the open letter the sheriff posted online over the weekend.

Capt. Michael Salomonsky outlined a handful of cases where law enforcement tracked down criminals through their pistol permits as evidence for the need to oppose the bill introduced by Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa.

The bill would repeal the requirement to have a permit to conceal carry a pistol. It would also allow conceal carry at events such as demonstrations and protest rallies. Without the criminal background checks required for a permit, applicants with a violent criminal past would be able to conceal carry, Dorning said.

Officials also met head-on the issue of money associated with the permit fees, saying that the permits yield about $700,000 annually to the department.

[ … ]

“Without technology, you’re almost going back 20 years to a deputy who just has the basics,” Jernigan said. “I really feel this community wants a professionally trained and a professionally equipped law enforcement agency to go out and protect the public.”

Jernigan said pistol permit fees are not an infringement on the Second Amendment, which provides for the right to bear arms. Jernigan it’s no different than paying a fee for a drivers license, marriage license, hunting license or car registration.

Thanks for self-identifying as a liar.  Driving a car is not mentioned in the constitution.  And if you really feel that the community wants the things you say you think you need, then why not make that case straight to the community and let them decide whether they want to fund them or not?

Oh, it’s because you have people who want to defend their lives over a barrel.  This is a forced tax of a targeted set of people for exercising what God and the founders consider an inalienable right.  You know it’s true.

In telling me it’s not all about the money, and then spending so much effort try to tell us what you need the money for, you’ve told us it’s all about the money.  So we’re back where we started, and you have no case.


Comments

  1. On February 23, 2017 at 7:37 am, James said:

    Just another example of government rent-seeking. Even civil rights are up for sale. Someone has to pay for these pensions.

  2. On February 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm, Chuck said:

    Just think of all the good things we could do with the revenue from a poll tax.

  3. On February 24, 2017 at 12:17 am, Jesse in DC said:

    Well, if you have a “violent criminal past” aren’t you already a prohibited person?

  4. On February 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm, Bill Mullins said:

    OOOOOOOOKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY. So it’s NOT about the MONEY . . . it’s about the neat TOYS they can BUY with that money. Whew! I’m glad the good Sheriff clarified things. Aren’t you folks?

  5. On February 26, 2017 at 10:36 am, Randolph Scott said:

    I truly despise liars like the people in the article.

  6. On February 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm, MAC said:

    Since Sheriff Dorning says the permits provide $700,000 annually for
    the dept. The Sheriff Dept. is to serve ALL the people, not just the
    CCW permit holders, so it makes sense that ALL the people should have
    to contribute their fair share for that $700,000, NOT just CCW permit
    holders! A permit costs $20 per year that would mean approx 35,000 people are contributing to that $700,000, whereas, there is a population of approx. 350,000 in Madison County. Thus, $10-15 per person should cover the $700,000. I suggest drop the CCW permit and charge a $10-15 fee per person on their county tax bill –stating exactly that it is for the Sheriff Dept. to serve them.

    As for violent felons, they are NOT going to obey the laws knowing they are not allowed to purchase a firearm! Duh!

    Just follow the money to see who benefits! Bottom line ….it is all about the money …as it always is!

  7. On February 28, 2017 at 8:15 pm, Jim Wiseman said:

    So just how many criminals have they “tracked down” through pistol permits? If they can find criminals this way, they can certainly find law-abiding gun owners.

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