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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

Did Philando Castile have a concealed carry permit?

The conservativetreehouse is on the case.

There do not appear to be any official confirmations that he had a concealed carry permit (CCP).

According to a question presented to the local county sheriff who oversees the Concealed Carry Permit process, Mr. Castile had never requested a concealed carry permit from their office:mn shooting 16It is possible a CCP was obtained in another county, however the media are conflating “permit to purchase” with “concealed carry permit”.  For some reason the CCP ownership is being amplified; it really has no bearing and is largely irrelevant for the context of the situation.  That said, there is no factual evidence Mr. Philando Castile had a CCP.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune claims he did have a CCP but refers only to an anonymous source.

Philando Castile had a valid permit to carry a gun when he was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer, a source confirmed to the Star Tribune Friday.
So we can't be sure until a CCP is produced.  That should be easy to do, but so far it has not been done.  I am not going to take a reporter's word for anything anymore.  

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No danger of me believing anything a journalist says anytime.
 
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