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Which elected officials can CCW?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Eightball, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. Eightball

    Eightball Member

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    I just got a goofy thought in my head.....which elected officials can legally CCW? I.e, could the POTUS carry a piece if he wanted? What restrictions does/would he face? What about Congresscritters--can they, what are their restrictions....? And, what are/would they be allowed to CCW while serving in an official capacity--i.e. are they bound by ATF and NFA regulations since they're still an individual, or is their position as POTUS/Congresscritter "above" the law in that regard (please, no bashing about elected officials being "above" the law, that's not what I'm getting at here)?

    And, if those positions can carry, are there any notable instances?

    Already did a search, nothing directly popped up.
     
  2. TAB

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    They are bound by ATF and NFA regs... I would say any of them that can legally own a gun, could get permission to CCW.
     
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    None of them need to CCW, they have armed body guards and we're paying for them.
     
  4. Eightball

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    Of this I am well aware, but that's not what I was asking about :D
     
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    You'd probably be amazed at how many of the Senators and Congressmen wouldn't qualify. Not the most upstanding bunch of citizens. I'd sure like to see that tidbit of data released.
     
  6. HankB

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    If you're elected as an Alderman in Chicago, you can carry a concealed handgun.
     
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    Dianne Fienstein has a CCW. Most Californian's can't.
     
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    could the POTUS carry a piece if he wanted? What restrictions does/would he face?

    He is the Chief Executive Officer and Commander in Chief and I imagine if he wanted to he could. Who could tell him he can't.

    Some states elect judges and some statutes say judges can carry.

    Sheriffs are also elected and carry by virtue of their position. DAs are another position that comes to mind.
     
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    Here in Virginia, Governor Kaine signed a bill giving Commonwealth's Attorneys and their deputies the right to CC without a permit (or training), including into establishments serving alcohol, and imbibe while doing so. Oh yeah, the week earlier he vetoed a bill that would allow CHP holders to CC into those same places (although it required they did not drink), saying that "guns and alcohol don't mix".
     
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