In light of last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino leaving 14 dead, local law is enforcement speaking out.
The terror attack in Southern California shocked the state and has reignited the conversation about gun control. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says she doesn’t think more restrictions on gun ownership will work.
MIMS: “Well, I don’t think it’s any secret where I stand when it comes to our second amendment. I think we need more law abiding citizens out there with weapons to be able to protect themselves and other people.”
Mims says that Fresno County issues more concealed weapons permits than any other California county. Around 7,600 of the state's 70,000 active permits are in Fresno.
MIMS: “I would much rather have the bad guys trying to figure out who might confront them with a gun and go somewhere else, you know, if they are going to act out.”
The sheriff is also encouraging businesses, organizations and schools to rethink safety plans in case of a violent attack.