Los Angeles, CA—I spend a lot of time in L.A. when I’m not in Phoenix or Chicago. The crime rate here is climbing because of prisoner releases by California Corrections and the Obama Administration dictating the mass release of criminal aliens. I don’t know where this is going yet. Hopefully, I’m as prepared as I can be if a thug or thugs actually select me for victimization.
The good news here is that in two separate rulings the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the current scheme that bars people from carrying concealed weapons for simple self-defense is unconstitutional.
The current law is now unenforceable. Some California Sheriffs already began processing thousands of new CCW permit applications because the Supreme Court settled this in McDonald vs. City of Chicago.
The Mugger, Rapist Killer Protection Act (as I call it) in California is about to die a quick death. The reasonable expectation that potential crime victims are unarmed will be a memory. Darwin is about to begin collecting the tarnished souls of many really dumb criminals.
L.A.P.D’s Wilshire Division just tweeted that if you’re confronted by robbers, don’t resist and to give up your property. They suggest this may save your life. There are plenty of things that can go wrong and despite full cooperation you still can be murdered. I won't fault the advice if you are untrained and unarmed.
I’m a believer in conflict avoidance. I will for example avoid confronting suspicious people around my car or home. That’s why we have cops. However if I’m somehow in a trap I’ll never cooperate. I will pretend and show fear and quickly give the bastards all the hot lead I can.
There is absolutely no guarantee that with all of my military, police and civilian firearms training that I will survive. Among cops I rank in the top five percent of our shooting scores. The average gun owner never gets necessary training to deal with rapid fire, night fire and multiple assailants. That brings me right back to conflict avoidance!
Even if my gun mortally wounds my attacker/s that does not mean they won’t succeed in killing me before they die. Instant kills are very rare except in fictional motion pictures. Once again, that brings me right back to conflict avoidance!
My gun does not make me taller, stronger, braver or smarter. It only gives me a much better chance of survival if the unthinkable happens.
If you ever have to use a firearm in self-defense you must know what your, obligations, rights and responsibilities are. Most people would rush to call police and tell them what happened. Particularly in Leftist LA-LA Land, a jail cell will house you as you wait a jury determination that may take as much as three years of your life. You’ll probably be bankrupt and homeless by the time you are cleared by a jury and released.
Here are the rules that will save you from the jaws of Hell if you’re lucky enough to survive a shooting!