Sunday, June 30, 2024

When dealing with high crime rates, why should you carry a gun?

Los Angeles, CA—Ultra-left-wing Governor Newsom released over 100,000 dangerous felons from California’s prisons, with many more criminals released from local jails. Newsom and various mayors supported the idea that those arrested and accused of crimes should not have to post bail to ensure their court appearances.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco are simply refusing to file cases against criminals for so-called “social reasons,” aligning with their political agendas. We have a legislature that consistently supports gun bans, despite the clear language of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

California has too many judges who reflect the values of the far-left Democratic party that appointed them, rather than those of the Constitution.

Several factors obstruct truthful crime reporting. One major issue is the excessive wait time to reach 911 emergency operators. It's not unusual for desperate callers to be on hold for up to half an hour. I know of a critical burglary-in-progress call in Los Angeles that was finally answered by police four hours later.

Due to poor police service, people know that reporting crimes like theft and robbery is often futile. Police respond late, rarely make arrests, and if they do, cases rarely proceed to conviction. Without calling the cops, there's no evidence that a crime occurred.

To make matters worse, a frustrated LAPD administrator went public with the fact that the LAPD was deliberately underreporting crime to the FBI and the public. She was heavily disciplined for telling the truth.

San Francisco and Los Angeles both have mayors who hinder the police from doing their sworn duties.

The United States Supreme Court ruled in June 2022 that most gun bans and regulations are unconstitutional. Instead of obeying this ruling, California officials have consistently fought against it, forcing ongoing litigation.

One thing is for sure: the people of California are on their own. They must rely on self-help or receive no help at all. Failing to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones significantly increases the risk of being murdered.

Regarding the unconstitutional gun laws still on the books in California, it is absolutely necessary to break them. If you plan to use firearms for self-defense, common sense, not laws, dictates that you get appropriate training. Local California governments make obtaining permits prohibitively expensive for some, and the time required to get proper carry permits defeats their purpose. You don’t need permission from these political figures to engage in constitutionally protected activities.

Thankfully, the Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches by government agents. If you're not misbehaving, they have no right to search you or use evidence from such a search against you in court. Most Americans can live their entire lives without being searched by police.

Let me make this clear: if a crime happens in your presence, by default, you are the first responder, and whether you act like one will determine whether you have a fighting chance to survive.

Never let politicians stand between you and your right to protect yourself and your loved ones. You are in the United States of America, not North Korea.

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