The LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus is out with a story today that includes a list of holders of concealed weapon permits, as issued by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.
Maddaus writes about the connection between concealed weapon permit holders and those who have given gifts to Baca, including producer Arnold Kopelson and actor James Darren.
Only 341 were granted permits as of May of last year, which is actually a small number relative to the size of the county population. While the list is populated by reverse deputies and judges, it also includes director Richard Donner and producer Jerry Weintraub, whose permits have been reported before. Donner appeared on the National Rifle Assn.'s comprehensive list of celebrities with "anti-gun policies." The names on the NRA list, however, include gun owners, like Bob Barker, who favor Second Amendment rights yet see the need to limit assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.