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Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 10:00 p.m.

The issuance of concealed weapons permits has made its way into the election for San Bernardino County Sheriff.

Appointed Sheriff John McMahon, in a recent newspaper interview, professed his lenient policy in the issuance of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits to county residents. McMahon says his policy is essentially to issue permits to residents unless there’s legal cause for denial.

It appears the statement, at this point, doesn’t quite ring true.

Just ask Porter Ranch lawyer Jonathan Birdt.

Since April 2013, Birdt, a San Bernardino County resident, has been locked in litigation over his apparent arbitrary denial of a ccw permit by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

To read the First Amended Complaint, click the following link: Jonathan Birdt v. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

To read the Order to Show Cause issued to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, click the following link: Minutes – Order to Show Cause

To read the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge John McDermott to deny the County Motion to Dismiss, click the following link: Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge

Birdt, who is licensed to practice law in the states of California, Nevada and Texas, has been the recipient of threats of sanctions by county lawyers for his continuing to fight.

Note to Sheriff: When you decide to pick a fight, don’t chose to have it with a litigation attorney!