Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Star County Sheriff Arrested

A sheriff is the top LEO in a county. States like California place an individuals right to keep and bear arms in the hands of the county sheriff. In California the sheriff has the power to approve or deny applications for concealed carry permits. Sheriffs must be pretty squared away eh?

From The Houston Chronicle:

By Lynn Brezosky


McALLEN — Starr County Sheriff Reymundo Guerra was arrested by FBI agents today at his Rio Grande City office after being indicted on drug charges, federal officials said.

The 52-year-old sheriff, also known as "Tio," is a defendant in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury earlier this month.

The charges were unsealed today after his arrest. He is expected to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos.

Guerra is accused of being part of a conspiracy to possess, with intent to distribute, cocaine and marijuana...
If a state is going to have a permit type system for concealed carry, that state needs to keep the decision making process out of the hands of individuals, individuals who might possibly be just as crooked as Sheriff Guerra.

5 comments:

Alan said...

Fortunately Texas, unlike California, has state wide shall issue concealed carry.

TexasFred said...

You don't suppose a *permit* could have been *purchased* from Tio now do you?? Surely not...

JR said...

Tio is a Texas Sheriff, so he has no say in the permit process. But, I'm sure other "purchases" were on the table.

Anonymous said...

Stop electing idots into office and this shit wont happen.

Ol' Grey Ghost said...

Whenever the non-criminal is made illegal, corruption is rampant. Legalize what is not a crime and then there will be no black-market for it and without a black-market there is little need for corruption...