Jack Anderson Email Claims Concealed Carry is NOT Protected by Second Amendment

I remember Jack Anderson at April's GOP Central Committee meeting, trying to block the resolution opposing Hutchens' ccw policy.  I remember him flying off the handle when someone suggested his role at the meeting was inappropriate given his status with OCSD.

In the excerpt of his email below, forwarded to Central Committee members, Jack Anderson indicates he does not believe concealed carry is protected by the Second Amendment right to bear ams, and furthermore he does not even seem to allow for reasonable good cause analysis taking into account the excellent experience we have had with RTC spreading nationally over the last several decades:


I have heard supporters of the ill thought out resolution argue that our Central Committee needs to return to the core Republican platform which includes supporting any attempts to infringe upon the right to bear arms. Sheriff Hutchens has repeatedly stated that she supports the 2nd Amendment, she is not taking anyone’s gun away, she is merely insuring CCW licenses are issued in accordance with the law. I’ve heard the argument that the right to bear arms includes to bear arms concealed anywhere and that California should be a “right to carry concealed” state like some 38 other states in the nation. Only our legislators in Sacramento can make that happen, the State’s 58 county Sheriffs and over 400 Chiefs of Police don’t make the law but we expect them to follow the law.

Hutchens’ Facebook Page Carries Jack Anderson’s Departure Notice

Does Anderson actually think he will have support from real American supporters of the Second Amendment?

After over 23 years of proud service to the Orange County community, I will be leaving the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in mid-September 2009.  It has been my privilege and my honor to have served among some of the finest people in the profession during my tenure.  I wish to thank all of you who make up this great organization and the other members of the County’s service community who have been supportive of both me and the department.  You all have my admiration for the good you do daily in making Orange County a better and safer community.