In 2009, Ally Jacobs, a police officer at UC Berkeley, was credited for helping crack the 18 year long kidnapping case where Jaycee Dugard was abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Jacobs intuition and deductive skills led to the rescue of the victime and she was hailed as a hero. Now, since Jacobs recently retired due to medical reasons she is getting a nice boot to the face by the State of California.
You see, in California, under state law, retired cops are entitled to a permit to carry a concealed weapon. But Jacobs was told she was ineligible for a retired officer card with an endorsement to carry a concealed weapon because since she is receiving disability income she isn’t considered “retired.”
Now, I have my own issues with cops getting a greenlit shall issue CCW while other law abiding citizens in the Golden State must jump through hoops and are dependent on the whims of the issuing authority, but now it seems that the powers that be are turning on their own.
This type of semantic judo that California is trying to perform in order to deny the right to keep and bear arms is even MORE disgusting than usual. Where your average citizen must deal with the tyrannical laws that have been set up to deny them their rights, Allison Jacobs has the law on her side and STILL California is trying to strip her of it via semantic dissection. All because Jacobs is disabled? Disgusting.
This reminds me of TSA’s handling of people with disabiilties like barring a MUTE woman from boarding a plane unless she speaks or demanding that a double amputee Marine veteran walk before he’s allowed through security.
I wish I could say that any of this is surprising but in truth it really isn’t. I have come to expect such displays of governmental abuse and tyranny on the left coast. And I know it is not the entire state of California but really…you get what you vote for.
If any good can be salvaged from this incident let it be a reminder to police officers; that when you serve tyrants you are only protected by them so long as you serve. Once the badge comes off you become just like the rest of us.
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