GREEN: Gun beats knife
Retired cop shows the importance of concealed-carry for safety
The Washington Times
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
My Comments: I posted this in 2A, as opposed to Good/Bad/Ugly because it is the Washington Times talking about how - key point - the criminals in CA Depend on the fact that most home owners and citizens are not armed. Look at the under reported violent crime rates in CA's major cities = more laws against firearms to crush the Law Abiding US Citizen of thier 2A rights.
From the article:
Being a retired cop (this is just wrong - special class of Citizen? - I like Police, not the point) made all the difference for Kio Ebrahimzadeh when he and his date were threatened with a knife earlier this month. The majority of California residents would have been helpless in the face of the imminent assault. Mr. Ebrahimzadeh is one of the privileged few in the Golden State permitted to carry a concealed gun.
In California, the only way a citizen supposedly can obtain a concealed-carry permit is if a bureaucrat arbitrarily decides an applicant has “good cause” - which in practice means it is nearly impossible to get one. As of 2011, San Francisco had issued zero permits to civilians and Los Angeles only 220, according to the Calguns Foundation. Wanting better personal security in a bad neighborhood or even having one’s life actually threatened isn’t considered sufficient. In some cases, political connections or campaign donations to elected officials helped. This stingy policy empowers criminals by creating an environment in which bad guys know that most potential victims are defenseless. Park clearly wasn’t expecting anyone at the 3rd Stop to be armed..[/B] Park clearly wasn’t expecting anyone at the 3rd Stop to be armed. Upon being confronted with Mr. Ebrahimzadeh’s gun, he spluttered, “You set me up!”
Instead of surrendering, Park left the restaurant carrying his weapon. Worried that Park was a danger to innocent bystanders, Mr. Ebrahimzadeh followed for blocks, pistol still drawn, shouting at pedestrians to get out of the way and call 911. One good Samaritan joined in the chase and kept dispatchers updated on their location.
If Mr. Ebrahimzadeh hadn’t been a cop, he’d have been a victim. California and other jurisdictions that don’t respect the Second Amendment need to ease up on arbitrary gun restrictions so all citizens can defend themselves against dangerous criminals who strike without warning.
My Comments: Gee, all of our politicians and movie stars in CA have 'Good Cause', mostly because they donate big $$ to County Sheriff Relections (there are a couple of Counties like Fresno where the Sheriff is excellent at handing out permits - because she understands her job and the crime rate is through the roof).
Linky Thingy: GREEN: Gun beats knife - Washington Times