Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, a Republican, opposes a bill allowing city workers with concealed permits to carry on the job, yet Brand has a concealed permit and has carried a gun on the job due to his “higher visibility.”
The bill to allow concealed carry by city workers is sponsored by Frenso Councilman Garry Bredefeld (I-Dist. 6).
According to the Fresno Bee, Bredefeld believes city workers who possess concealed carry permits ought to be able to carry while on the job. He said, “We have code enforcement officers and other employees working out in the community, and some of them have been threatened. They should have the opportunity to protect themselves and potentially protect others.”
He also cited the April 18, 2017, attack in which Kori Ali Muhammad allegedly used a revolver to shoot and kill three people on the streets of Fresno. Bredefeld suggested the Fresno attack was one of many “instances where people with a CCW (concealed-carry weapon) license have been able to prevent such loss of life.”
by AWR Hawkins