Example where discretionary concealed handgun permits may have been given out as political favors
Documents filed Friday in the federal civil rights suit say FBI investigators have requested gun permit documents from the department, which include a permit Blanas issued to Sacramento businessman Edwin G. Gerber. Gerber gave $3,500 to Blanas' election campaign, election records show, and bought a vacation home with Blanas in Reno in the fall of 2005, according to property records . . . .
The well connected are already favored by discretionary permit systems, but this just exaggerates the problem.