Supervisors Will Vote On Hiring Consultant To Review County CCW Ordinance

Following a proposal to allow non-sworn Shasta County personnel to carry concealed guns at work, the Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to spend $50,000 on a consultant to tell them if it’s a good idea or not. The board has already approved allowing CCW permit-carrying citizens to enter public county buildings while armed, but that did not apply to employees. A state law that took effect at the start of the year forbids the carrying of weapons in a variety of public spaces. Supervisors have countered that law with its own ordinance. The staff report says that spending $50,000 on a consultant to advise the best implementation of the ordinance will far outweigh the potential liability resulting from poor implementation.

-Steve Gibson