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Fresno Sheriff to Host Q&A on CCWs. Registration Is Open.
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By Edward Smith
Published 1 month ago on
May 20, 2024

Fresno County Sheriff John Zanoni will be on hand at an event June 1, answering questions about changes to concealed carry permits. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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On Saturday, June 1, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office will hold a community event to answer questions about changes to concealed carry laws.

Registration opened last week for the event at the sheriff’s substation at 1129 N. Armstrong Ave. It is free, but registration is strongly encouraged.

Sign up at this link.

Experts will answer questions about changes to the carrying a concealed weapon permit laws. Raffles will held for apparel and firearms.

There will be a firearms training simulator, and booths by SWAT, search and rescue, and explosive ordinance disposal.

Speakers include Fresno County Sheriff John Zanoni, attorney Roger Wilson, CCW coordinator Kevin Draughon, and other CCW trainers.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How Did SB2 Change CCW Laws

Senate Bill 2 took effect Jan. 1. The law made it illegal to carry guns in public places such as parks, playgrounds, churches, banks, and anywhere alcohol is sold.

After a lower court determined the law was unconstitutional, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put an injunction on the law, meaning CCW holders could still legally carry in public places, according to Tony Botti, public information officer for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The law also changed how CCW instructors can get their certifications.

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Edward Smith began reporting for GV Wire in May 2023. His reporting career began at Fresno City College, graduating with an associate degree in journalism. After leaving school he spent the next six years with The Business Journal, doing research for the publication as well as covering the restaurant industry. Soon after, he took on real estate and agriculture beats, winning multiple awards at the local, state and national level. You can contact Edward at 559-440-8372 or at Edward.Smith@gvwire.com.

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