SHERIFF’S CANDIDATE CALLS OUT SMITH ON CCWs
La Jeunesse points out Santa Clara County’s "radically restrictive" policies
February 12, 2018
San Jose – Santa Clara County Sheriff’s candidate Joe La Jeunesse is criticizing Sheriff Laurie Smith for “implementing one of the most radically restrictive policies on concealed carry weapons ( CCWs ) in the entire state.” La Jeunesse, a Deputy Sheriff and retired Army Major, said “Under Laurie Smith, this county is aligned with only eight other California counties in which almost no CCWs are issued for personal protection. 38 of our 58 counties have self-defense or reasonable good cause required.” He also pointed out that candidate John Hirokawa is “essentially the same on the issue, having been part of Smith’s leadership across-the-board. No change can be expected if he is elected.”
“I will introduce and implement a completely new approach to CCWs that is in step with the vast majority of California counties. No individual who has a legitimate reason for self-defense and a clean record can or should be denied his or her Constitutional rights,” La Jeunesse promised.