The Homicide Report
THE TIMES CHRONICLES L.A. COUNTY HOMICIDE VICTIMS
Showing 624 homicides from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 29, 2010
http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/map/?year=2010 (by the way you can read the names and stories behind all of these murders at this link )
415% decrease over the past twenty years?
EVERY SINGLE DEATH IS AN ABSOLUTE TRAGEDY, AND EVERY SINGLE LIFE SAVED IS AN ABSOLUTE MIRACLE.
What a load of crap.
A few years ago I was coming home with my family from a late-night Presanctified Gifts. While we got out of our mini-van (go ahead and laugh) a guy in a Jeep yelled at my wife that he wanted to, as he put it, "kill you, you f-ing b****." He hit the gas and drove at her.
Now, in your fantasmic world I would be thanking my gods, the Central Planners, for SAVING me from the HORRORS of firearms, while remembering my late wife and who knows how many of my 4 kids.
However, I don't need you or your pathetic laws to save me from myself (or from anyone else), as the Good Lord gave me enough sense to at least have had a .38 DAO revolver on my person. He's extremely lucky I wasn't carrying my Glock.
So, apparently, to you, EVERY SINGLE DEATH IS AN ABSOLUTE TRAGEDY, AND EVERY SINGLE LIFE SAVED IS AN ABSOLUTE MIRACLE, unless the person was saved by an armed citizen who used the skills the Good Lord gave him. I guess you prefer folks to sit around and be all helpless and cry for your help.
Oh, and it took the police OVER AN HOUR to get around after I had already dealt with the issue. The police had no problems with what I did and knew who the guy was (he ran away).
And did you even *bother* to actually *read* the stories of your horrible "gun" victims (I've had firearms all my life and I've never seen one get up and bite a single person who didn't ask for it first)?
http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/post/bernardino-gomez-jr/ Investigators said Gomez appeared to have had gang-affiliations.
http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/post/gerald-smith/ Investigators said the shooting appeared to be gang-related, but added that Smith had no gang affiliation.
http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/post/alfonso-covarrubias/ Borihanh said investigators believe the shooting may have been gang-related, but police have no description of a suspect or vehicle.
http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/post/michael-douver/ The shooting is believed to be gang-related.
Now, I'm just a dumb FA guy, but that sure sounds to me like LA has a GANG problem. Last I heard, the Jesu . . . I mean the Obama administration was selling firearms illegally to the gangs down Mexico way, so I'm pretty sure the gangs in LA are armed with illegal weapons. If I were stupid enough to live in such an area, I sure as heck wouldn't be stupid enough to live there as unarmed as a New England Quaker on a Sunday morning buggy ride to church.
You go ahead and stay in the Los Angeles, Repulbik of Kalifornia and I won't tell you how big of a heartless boob you are for not letting innocent citizens protect themselves, and I'll live free in Texas and I don't give a tinker's dang what you say about me.