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Old 09-23-2018, 6:58 AM
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Question Who is helping Hirokawa beat Sheriff Smith on Nov 6th?

Just over 6 weeks until the election. Less than that for early/mail in ballots.

Santa Clara county is the most populous NorCal county with 1.8M residents. Yet no CGNers are posting saying they're getting involved to help Hirokawa beat Smith to try to increase CCW issuance? Don't you want CCWs?

You can read about Smith's latest political vulnerability due to regularly being over budget, especially with overtime pay, here:
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/...-spending/amp/

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Santa Clara County sheriff candidates trade barbs, revive racist-text scandal at first general election debate
Five-term incumbent Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith and former Undersheriff John Hirokawa square off at NAACP forum ahead of rare runoff race


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The two also debated how the office issues concealed-carry weapons permits in the county. Smith has been accused of playing politics when deciding who receives the hard-to-get gun privilege.

Hirokawa said he “wants to take politics out of concealed-carry permits,” while Smith defended her practices, saying she has been judicious and doles them out based on an applicant having a “good defined need.”
More at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/...ection-debate/

Two observations: (1) the only way to "take politics out of concealed-carry permits" is to gut the GC requirement by making SD = GC. Is that what Hirokawa will do? Has anyone contacted his campaign to ask how he intends to "take politics out of concealed-carry permits"?

(2) If Smith is defending her current practices, don't expect her to change her ways. Unless Santa Clara Co folk step up and use the tactics San Diego Co Gun Owners did to get Gore to liberalize issuance, it probably won't happen with Smith. See here for what SDCGO did: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...7#post22052537
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Old 09-23-2018, 7:45 AM
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If you've never helped with a political campaign before and wonder what Hirokawa might need or ask of you, here's a list I found on Tom Lopez's campaign website (he won for sheriff of Yolo Co) where you click on options you're willing to do:

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List me as an endorser *
How would you like to be publicly listed?
Please select your description: *

I will walk precincts *

I will make phone calls *

I will host a house party *

I will post a yard sign *

I will write letters *
From: https://tomlopez4sheriff.com/join-us/

If you're a total newbie, Hirokawa's current people will help you get up to speed.

If you're too afraid to help out, when the SHTF you'll be too afraid to actually draw down on a BG and pull the trigger....

ETA: Remember: people may go to the range or local gun shops only once per month, if that. So you've got to get permission from those places and pro-Hirokawa materials up at them ASAP to have the maximum impact.
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Here's his official webpage: https://www.johnhirokawa.com/ and Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/hirokawaforsheriff/



At the bottom, is the "Get involved" sign up.

I'm contacting today, will post back what they say about CCW.

**Gilroy visit- Hirakowa is speaking in town on Sept 26/6-8pm, the addy is on his webpage under "Events" tab.

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Old 09-25-2018, 6:37 AM
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Here's his official webpage: https://www.johnhirokawa.com/ and Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/hirokawaforsheriff/

At the bottom, is the "Get involved" sign up.

I'm contacting today, will post back what they say about CCW.

**Gilroy visit- Hirakowa is speaking in town on Sept 26/6-8pm, the addy is on his webpage under "Events" tab.
Thanks for the info re. helping Hirokawa and the "heads up" re. his Gilroy speaking engagement tomorrow (Wed.) evening. Hopefully, at least several CGNers show up to ask/support increased CCW issuance.
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They read my note at 9:30 yesterday morning, no reply as yet.

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Please detail your position on Concealed Carry Permitting. Specifically how it will differ from the way it is today in the county, Good Cause requirements (or not) and your overall feeling about where you will take Santa Clara County policy compared to Sacramento and Orange counties. Thanks.
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**Gilroy visit- Hirakowa is speaking in town on Sept 26/6-8pm, the addy is on his webpage under "Events" tab.
So, who from Santa Clara Co attended this?

If you didn't attend this, IMO, you don't have a RIGHT to complain that you don't have a CCW (barring having to work or a family emergency of some sort).
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Less than a month until the Nov 6th election. Even less time given early voting/mail-in ballots....

Where are all the Santa Clara 2nd A activists, all the CGNers who want CCWs???
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They read my note at 9:30 yesterday morning, no reply as yet.
Rather underwhelming and doesn't answer what I asked for. He had the chance to make a powerful statement, but just kinda fouled it off...

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Hirokowa:
Unlike Sheriff Laurie Smith, who uses her sole discretion to issue CCW permits to reward personal friends, I will create an independent review committee who will review applications and make recommendations on who should and shouldn’t receive CCW permits based upon uniform criteria.

Me:
Thank you for the reply.

What criteria will that be sir? I want to gain a sense of what will change as a practical matter- do you expect this new criteria will increase the number of permits and if so, to roughly how many per month being issued? Will this committee be civilian, Deputies, both? What guidance will you give them as the goal?

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I have been trying to help get Hirokawa get elected since I met him during the primaries. He's got a real chance at beating Smith but he needs our help. I've been posting on all of my social media and talking to all my friends/family/acquaintances/neighbors. I suggest everyone do the same. We need as much word of mouth as possible, especially in pro-2A circles. This race is going to be extremely close and there are enough of us in this county to tip the scales in favor of Hirokawa. I was also able to get a couple of lawn signs, which is nice, but I think word of mouth is probably a more powerful tool than a lawn sign.

ETA: We especially need votes in San Jose. IIRC, Smith did very well in San Jose during the 2014 election. If you have friends/family/acquaintances/neighbors in that area, talk to them.
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I have been trying to help get Hirokawa get elected since I met him during the primaries. He's got a real chance at beating Smith but he needs our help. I've been posting on all of my social media and talking to all my friends/family/acquaintances/neighbors. I suggest everyone do the same. We need as much word of mouth as possible, especially in pro-2A circles. This race is going to be extremely close and there are enough of us in this county to tip the scales in favor of Hirokawa. I was also able to get a couple of lawn signs, which is nice, but I think word of mouth is probably a more powerful tool than a lawn sign.
So what does Golden State 2nd Amendment Council think of him? Have they interviewed him? Are they supporting him? What are they doing in this sheriff's election???

www.gs2ac.org
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So what does Golden State 2nd Amendment Council think of him? Have they interviewed him? Are they supporting him? What are they doing in this sheriff's election???

www.gs2ac.org
Nothing posted since May. Next meeting is in a couple weeks- Harry's Hofbrau San Jose, Thursday at 6pm.
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