Amusing "concern for one's safety" in California anarchy scenario

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    Amusing "concern for one's safety" in California anarchy scenario

    Obviously, the column was written by a San Francisco/Oakland resident who believes it's better to invest in maximum strength locks and sophisticated alarm system in case desperate crazies goes out on the street searching for victims to terrorize, rob, rape, assault and kill.

    She did not think of an obvious solution: handgun or shotgun with plenty of ammo and cleaning maintenance products.

    This is the way they think in terms of "peace sign utopia" in the Bay Area while decrying the right to keep and bear arms for the common citizens.

    No more California dreamin'

    San Francisco Chronicle June 1, 2009

    [...] I don't say that because I look forward to the outcome of these cuts. I don't relish the thought of walking around with a paper mask over my face as a result of the inevitable public health calamities, nor do I want to "invest" several hundred dollars in better door locks and an electronic security system to protect myself from roving marauders and those who couldn't get access to care for their mental illnesses.
    Perfect think.

    Prevalent Coastal California rationale: "Guns are bad, scary, dangerous, self-defense not good idea because of safety concern and fear of misuse...but thousands of dollars in sophisticated lock and alarm system, hoping cops will respond to the scene in time during the riots and lawlessness."

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    You are clearly missing the point. This is not a case of sheepness. Rather this is an extreme exaggeration to make a point. The article is about California's budget crisis, and the writer's opinion about these proposed cuts. The portion you have quoted is out of context. I do not know this writer so I cannot speak for her, but I can easily guess as to why she spoke of alarms instead of weapons. California is a litigous state. Do some research. A man can break into your home, hurt himself, and sue you for damages. In California, we joke that if you want to defend yourself in a home invasion scenario, you'd better kill him. Otherwise he will sue you and get the whole house.

    As to your "peace sign utopia" in the Bay Area comment...

    I see you live in NY. Have you ever lived in the Bay Area or in Northern California for that matter? I have. I was raised there. The hippie peace - get rid of the guns and war campaign you see on the news is in fact the subculture. It is in no way mainstream. Northern California is a red state.

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    BeyondPsyche,

    Welcome to the forum. I am about 2 miles south of you.

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    People I talk to who are from CA always say that their part of the state isn't liberal or democrat, but it is funny how the liberals or democrats always seem to get elected to their state government, elected to the US Congress and the state always seems to vote for the democratic Presidential nominee.

    (warning, before you bring up Arnold, I consider him a RINO at best.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoFan View Post
    People I talk to who are from CA always say that their part of the state isn't liberal or democrat, but it is funny how the liberals or democrats always seem to get elected to their state government, elected to the US Congress and the state always seems to vote for the democratic Presidential nominee.

    (warning, before you bring up Arnold, I consider him a RINO at best.)
    What about Ronald Reagan?
    Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Winston Churchill

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    @AutoFan - less than 40% of California votes. The majority of those who do are from southern California. SoCal is liberal. The only predominately liberal city in NorCal is Berkley.

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    I'll never live in that black hole of brainless liberalism again!

    After 46 years I finally escaped!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    What about Ronald Reagan?
    Unfortunately President Reagan left public office in 1988. That was 20 years ago.

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