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Video: Missouri Sheriff Waives CCW Fees After Orlando Massacre

June 16, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Missouri Sheriff Waives CCW Fees After Orlando Massacre

Reacting to the deadliest mass murder shooting in U.S. history, a Missouri sheriff is waiving any fees for people wanting a five-year concealed carry permit in his county during the month of June.

Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson announced the decision in a Facebook post Monday afternoon, saying in part:

“I feel that I have a duty to protect the citizens while here in Bates County and allow them to be able to protect themselves and their loves ones while they are away” and “I will not put blinders on and act like this cannot happen here or to people we know and love.”

The move only affects people living in Bates County and also comes with a waiver of fees for a sheriff’s office-taught CCW class. The fee for a CCW permit is $100, WCMH TV reports.

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Tom Ret @ 6/16/2016 4:19 PM

Good for the sheriff and the citizens he tries to protect. Obama and his ilk are trying to minimize the jihadi influence in this mass shooting and are either demonizing the gun and/or saying that he was just a disturbed man who was targeting homosexuals. They must have disregarded the hit list he had where homosexuals were obviously not the target. The shooter probably went for the easiest place to inflict maximum damage while keeping his risk of being stopped at a minimum. He knew this place well as he had scoped it out knowing it had one entrance/exit. He was on the phone to assure his place in martyrdom.

Quin @ 6/16/2016 4:49 PM

Don't let him take any credit yet . Missouri is about to pass that everyone that can buy a gun has the conceal carry-built in . How silly is he . He should keep up with what's going on in his own state .

kevcopAz @ 6/17/2016 7:32 AM

Well, this might be a political stunt, as we know Sheriffs are elected, but perhaps not and is just a Sheriff protecting his citizens. Either way this is the right thing to do for the people in that jurisdiction.

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