CEO and Sheriff Exemplify Hypocrisy, Corruption of ‘May Issue’ Gun Carry Permits

So where does the line for permit application “campaign donors” begin? (Sheriff Laurie Smith/Facebook)
So where does the line for permit application “campaign donors” begin? (Sheriff Laurie Smith/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( “Gun bribery probe: Santa Clara County Sheriff acted to obscure use of donor’s Sharks suite, according to testimony,” a Tuesday report by The Mercury News claims. “In grand-jury transcripts, employee says Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith purchased cheap seats to avoid gift reporting for donated luxury box targeted in indictment.”

It’s yet another part of an unfolding saga AmmoLand has been covering on the corruption that California’s “may issue” concealed carry permitting scheme makes inevitable. Limiting issuance to politically connected and well-heeled campaign donors not only denies equal protection to all but particularly discriminates against the economically disadvantaged and minorities. Unsurprisingly, no one in a position to do something about it wants to even admit that dimension of the scandal, let alone investigate it.

While so far Smiths’ underlings have taken most of the legal heat, grand jury testimony that she tried to hide her snout in the trough with a cheap seat deception ploy tells us much. And the transcripts tell us a lot more about elitist hypocrisy that relies on bought government officials to enjoy “privileges and immunities” over the unalienable rights that they would deny the masses.

“According to the indictment, [Undersheriff Rick] Sung and [Capt. James] Jensen are accused of extracting a donation of 200 iPads from [Apple’s global security director Thomas] Moyer to hasten the release of concealed gun permits for four executive security agents protecting Apple CEO Tim Cook,” the report reveals.

Armed security for Cook?

The CEO who “calls US inaction on gun control ‘insanity’?”

The CEO of a company so ludicrously “virtue-signaling” that it bans gun emojis?

The CEO who shows bipolar-grade cognitive dissonance when you take his statement on encryption and substitute the word “gun”? And how does that square with Apple tag-teaming with Amazon and Google to destroy alternative social media site Parler?

The CEO that Apple spent $310K providing “personal security” for in 2018? In fairness, that’s dwarfed by the $1.6M Amazon spent on Jeff Bezos. And Facebook spending $10M on Mark Zuckerberg is practically an admission of the megalomaniacal delusional paranoia going on in that guy’s head. No wonder these people are “anti-gun,” at least for the rest of us.

What does it matter to them if one of their disarmed customers obeying manifestly unconstitutional disarmament orders is killed because he or she can’t afford to “donate” enough to get one of those permits that shouldn’t exist in the first damn place? They have millions of customers to replace the fallen. Besides, they’ve got theirs, or a least their “executive security agents” do. That’s thanks to “common-sense gun safety laws” exploited by trough-feeding, oath-breaking “Only Ones” like Sheriff Smith, who not only doesn’t have to sit in the nosebleed seats she had her flunky buy for ethics policy subterfuge, but she also doesn’t have to walk back to her car in the dark after the game unarmed.

Like the [LANGUAGE ALERT!] George Carlin routine went, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it.”

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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uncle dudley

George Carlin hit the nail on the head in his video.
What the founders did was fight the British because they didn’t like a king telling them what to do, what they had to pay in tax, what religion they could practice, etc…
With our current government and big companies looks like we are back to the days of a ruling power by elites and we are just serfs.


They say they are important. Too bad there are so many that believe them.


they didn’t like a king telling them what to do, THIS is the root issue in that war to remove the king as overlord. One of the men who stood with Captain John Parker and the Lexington Militia that orning when “”the Redcoats are out”, was located forty years later and interviewed. His response to “why were you men out that morning, what was the issue?” He replied “they had a mind that they would tell us how we should live, and we had a mind that they wouldn’t”. One sentence explains the root cause of taht war, and of… Read more »


Rest assured, if they’re Democrats, they are corrupt.


Lets clarify: Democrats are corrupt communists.


Cruiser – let’s be ‘fair’ (which isn’t how they treat us) – dems are a lot like liars er um lawyers – 99% of them give the other 1% a bad name.Hmm, come to think of it since the majority of the top (bottom?) tier of the dems are liars that is a logical result.
Toss a few selected rinos into the mix and it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out where they are dragging us – they sure aren’t leading by any stretch of the imagination.


Hallelujah George Carlin (miss Mr.Carlin, his humor and life outlook). The Carlin version of our current Orwellian 1984 future brought you by our 3 bigtech “free speech monitors” and our chinese communist demorat party.

Be mindful of what you may be posting around inauguration if not now.


Before “Big Tech” we got along just fine for over 200 years. The only thing big tech provides is convenience. There is life after Face Book. I’ve never been on face book. When Amazon dropped Parler, I closed my Amazon Prime account. Freedom of speech is more important to me than free shipping.


Cruiser, Amen. I share your “boycott” of the mentioned media appliances. I share you sentiments.


Yea, I’m using all my gift card account and going to close mine. Everybody needs to do the same.


And on to Cook. Wisdom is not a collectivist virtue. They may be clever. They may springbutt their way through university. They are not wise. The lack character. That is the why and how of what they believe and do. Cognitive dissonance is a nice term for it. Just plain insane…………….


The ÇÜñ† pictured to the top…. looks like she just “received a donation” (either orally, anally, or in the snooch) for her continued forbearance. “Please step right up, I’ll be taking “donations” in my “luxury box” throughout the game…. and into the night, if need be.”
George was speaking directly about this lower tier hose-bag.


Progressives of all brands are the ultimate rent seekers. A rent seeker is one who tries to form a cartel around that which you actually own in the first place and then charge you to use or exercise that which is unconditionally yours. This is a classic example of the conflict between all collectivist ideologies and libertarian or classical liberal thinking. For leftists they believe government is what we do FOR each other. Classical liberals believe government is what we do TO each other. One hundred and twenty five thousand Japanese American internees cannot be wrong. Nor can the generations… Read more »


Any time an individualhas control over some “coveted scarce goodie” the door to corruption and graft is removed from its hinges. This wench needs taken to the Big House for a spell. Perhaps, having been denied ALL her own traasured rights for a season she might appreciate what she puts the rest of us through. The Dweeb in Chief at Apple also needs to be taken to the cleaners. He ahd his “boiz” are every bit as corrupt. He won’t need his own armed security in prison. He’ll have to rely on the guys there already doing that. And odds… Read more »

Arizona Don

There is little doubt President elect Joe Biden is coming after our guns. After all he said he was. First he will come after the guns that look scary to people who know nothing about guns (AR’s and AK’s). Then if he accomplishes their confiscation he will come after another classification probably all semi-auto rifles. Then lever actions like Henry and Marlin. Then who knows but eventually he will try to confiscate them all.   The effects of restrictive gun laws is absolutely plain to those who are willing to “honestly” look at the perceived problem. Most of the people who are against the second amendment and… Read more »


Never confuse education with intelligence.
any animal can be trained to do tricks.

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Back in college I met hosts of well-educated people (been there for years, I was a freshman) without three brain cells to rub together. I came to call them: “those educated beyond their intelligence”. Some of them couldn’t even read. Xeroxed their way to a 2.0 GPA. They’re running things now. Little wonder we’re the way we are.


when Ol’ Joltin’ Joe does try to come after the “black and ugly” rifles, he will have chosen the one segment of “gun owners” who will be the most adamantly opposed to surrende,r and at the same time the segment most hughly skilled and trained with the use of that class of weapon. IF he manages to take up the twetny five or thirty million examples of that class of arms from the general population, the cost in blood of his own will be so high as to moot his “success”. While scary, it willl be fun to watch the… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax

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Dave in Fairfax


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