The Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill that removes the Jim Crow-era law that empowers sheriffs to deny citizens the ability to purchase firearms. Former Mecklenburg Sheriff Irwin Carmichael rips his successor, Mecklenburg Sheriff Garry McFadden, on this issue and the immigration enforcement topic from the previous evening. Listen Here:
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden says he has no control over unauthorized immigrants who get released from his jail – even if immigration officials have asked him to detain them. Appearing last night on WBT’s “Breaking with Brett Jensen,” Sheriff McFadden said he opposes the legislation moving through the General Assembly that would require him […]
Charlotte residents who seek a concealed handgun permit (CHP) need to get a permit through the Mecklenburg County Sheriff. Part of the process includes a check with local mental health facilities to see if a person might be a danger to themselves or others. The sheriff is also sending records requests to the VA – […]
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden appeared on “Breaking with Brett Jensen” last week, where he discussed his controversial handling of concealed handgun permits (CHPs). He is being sued for the second time in two years by Second Amendment groups and residents for frustrating the ability to get CHPs. McFadden claims he is simply doing due […]
Hour three of calls detailing how Mecklenburg Sheriff Garry McFadden is delaying concealed handgun permits. Listen Here:
The Mecklenburg County Sheriff is swamping the Veterans Administration with mental health release requests in an effort to slow down conceal handgun permit approvals. Sheriff Garry McFadden is now being sued for the second time in as many years over his office’s inability or refusal to issue the permits in a timely manner. Paul Valone, […]
For the second time in two years, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden is being sued for delays in processing concealed handgun permits and pistol purchase permits. Carolina Journal reports: The second lawsuit and request for injunctive relief was filed by retired former N.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judge Bob Hunter and N.C. Attorney Ron […]
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden says his deputies will no longer be initiating traffic stops based on “non-moving” violations. From WSOC-TV: Deputies said they will not be stopping drivers for things like inspection violations, driving with a revoked license, having window tinting that’s too dark or having a tail light out. The sheriff’s office said […]
Despite deaths in the jail, and hundreds of murder defendants awaiting trials, Mecklenburg Democrats re-elected both the Sheriff and District Attorney in yesterday’s primary. Meanwhile, NC Republicans picked their candidates for the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
The two challengers to Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden say the jail is not safe for inmates or employees, prompting staff to leave for neighboring counties. Responding during last night’s debate, McFadden said it’s a minor problem attributable to COVID.