If you are a fan of fiction, read Assemblymember Kevin McCarty's desperate attempt to make something out of nothing, after spending $350,000 taxpayer dollars on our CCW audit. This was my response to his statement:
SHERIFF SCOTT JONES' STATEMENT
In his predictable and political response to the state audit--which found that NONE of my permits were issued in violation of state law, NONE of the permits issued failed to establish residency, that I diligently monitor permit holders and revoke when necessary, that adequate background checks were conducted on ALL applicants, and that I was under budget every year in a greater amount than the CCW program deficit--even my 11-year-old could read the audit and my response and see how desperate Assemblyman McCarty's reaction is.
This only proves that this audit from its inception was politically motivated as he feebly flails to use it as a political tool. If this were not the case, a concerned Assemblyman McCarty would have talked about the findings for Los Angeles and San Diego as well, but curiously he limited his comments only to me.
This is precisely the reason it was critical for me to release my response early before the Assemblyman could misuse his position to again mislead and deceive the public.
The only real danger here to Public Safety relative to CCWs is Assemblyman Kevin McCarty.
Today was a great success at the annual Shop With a Cop event! Thanks to the generosity of the Placer County Deputy Sheriffs' Association and the Placer County Sheriff's Council, we were able to take 14 kids shopping!
The Roseville Police Dept. hosts this annual event, and we think it may have been the biggest ever! There were representatives from every law enforcement agency in this county. Kids get $200 to purchase clothing, toys, etc., for themselves, family, and friends. Thank you to all of our employees who gave their time to these kids, many of whom now have positive feelings about law enforcement!