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Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer and Fresno City Council Member Lee Brand are targeting the city’s concealed weapons law in hopes of taking a new shot at crime prevention.

“If you have bad people, gang members, drug dealers that are carrying firearms, then there’s a likelihood that someone is going to be seriously injured or killed as a result of them having that firearm. But that’s not the case when you have law-abiding citizens that have armed themselves – whether that be in their homes or if they have a concealed weapons permit,” said Dyer.

The proposal: put more weapons in the hands of law-abiding citizens. The current weapons law only gives concealed weapons permits to business owners and people who can prove they’re at risk.

Businessman Randy Stoehr completed his weapons training at The Range, a gun-training facility in Fresno.

“We’ve been trained here to always look and make sure there’s an exit plan. That you don’t get yourself into a position where you have to use it.”

Source: Lemor Abrams KMPH.

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