Given the Oakland Police Department’s notorious and longstanding problems, along with the fact that the city – like plenty of others in The Golden State — is facing potential receivership, the crime problem in the place with no there there is getting steadily worse. Maybe one part of the OPD’s problem is the caliber (no pun intended) of its recruits. On Friday evening a couple were in their Oakland Hills home when threy were joined by three home invaders . . .
As the country deals with the fiscal cliff, superstorms and other general chaos, the mainstream media hasn’t really picked up on this spree killing at a Wyoming college just yet. Three were killed today in a victim rich environment — I mean the gun free zone that is Casper College. Apparently the assailant, who has not been named or captured, used an edged weapon, although the initial report from Casper College spokesman Rich Fujita said the incident involved a crossbow or another similar weapon. The MSM has yet to run with the opportunity this tragedy presents to ban all uh, er… oh never mind. It didn’t involve any black scary rifles or nylon vests with lots of pockets that could be mistaken for body amour. Move along, nothing to see here that fits into the Brady Campaign or MAIG agenda.
News flash: DGU’s happen here in California, too. In the rural area of Salinas, a good Samaritan shot two armed robbers. “Police said a 36-year-old man outside retrieved a handgun from his car, entered, and shot the two youths. His identity has not been disclosed, but police said he is associated with someone who was inside the deli.” And “they do not plan to ask that charges be filed against him when the case is referred to the District Attorney’s Office.” Apparently, though, locals are a bit uneasy about this whole defending yourself and your loved ones thing . . .
“I didn’t think twice. I jumped out of the hummer and did what had to be done. I ran under fire until I reached Netanel [Yahalomi], but when I saw his condition, I told my commander there was nothing we could do to save him and we must move on.” That’s the account “Corporal S.,” a member of the IDF’s Caracal battalion, gives of a recent attack by terrorists along the Israeli/Egyptian border. “After Yahalomi was killed, S. managed to kill one of the terrorists who was carrying powerful explosives. ‘One of the terrorists exploded right in front of us,’ she said. S. then managed to make her way to one of the injured soldiers Mati Yalovski. ‘I told him to stay strong and most importantly stay awake.’ While S. is described as a sniper, it appears she handles that IWI Tavor pretty well, too. Sure, they look good with rifles slung over their shoulders in their bikinis at the beach, but piss them off and you’ll get a whole different view.
Sometimes I have to wonder what type of drugs our California government officials are taking and why the hell aren’t they sharing. The state is displaying symptoms of a serious multiple personality disorder, or at minimum a complete conflict of interest when it comes to how folks should or can protect themselves, their homes and their businesses. We all seem to understand how in “progressive,” victim-rich states, the police seem to subscribe to FEMA-approved methods of advising crime victims – just submit and let the bad doods do what ever they want. Unfortunately that didn’t work for one Castroville store clerk . . .
With SB 249 still looming in the distance, (technically) at least until Saturday, I wanted to get ahead of the game and ordered a Spikes Tactical AR lower. I dutifully paid for it in full and filled out my forms. I figured great, I should get this bad boy in about ten days – yeah me! Then I received a call a couple of days later from my LGS to inform me I’d been denied. WTF? But I remained polite and he gave me the phone number for the California DOG to get the skinny on why I was blackballed . . .
According to ktvu.com, suspects carrying guns robbed several people near Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose CA. Normally this would be normal. OK not normal but certainly not totally uncommon. But this was special, apparently. According to the author, one of the bad guys had a submachine gun. The text has since been amended (although the words “machine gun” are still in the headline and url). Anyway, once again we see the use of fear, uncertainty and doubt to force an anti-gun agenda onto the public. I guess this author didn’t bother using something like Google, or going to one of our wonderful public libraries, but rather just referred to the CA banned gun list where the Intratec TEC-DC9 (TEC-9) is banned by name. My guess . . .
A 65 year old small business owner in Garden Grove California decided five armed robbers weren’t going to make her a victim. Those five guys apparently put their collective brain cells together and thought it would be an early Christmas for them. They entered her business, Continental Jewelry, with pillow cases to fill up their quota. But our heat-packin granny had a better idea . . .
With only 99 days left on the stump to have their voices heard, our incumbent President and the presumed GOP nominee have gone eerily silent on anything gun related. Connie Cass of the AP writes that the candidates have evolved towards gun rights. Can this be true? Have both candidates suddenly seen the light? She then goes on to pretty much tear the President and GOP candidate new ones on how they started their carriers and made comments regarding increased gun control, but low and behold nothing is getting done. Even after the horrific event in Aurora. Her entire hoplophobic argument is trying to understand why aren’t they doing something? . . .
Continuing the theme of the Left Coast struggle for gun rights, it seems our friends at KTVU decided to head on over to the Crossroads Gun show at the Cow Palace in Daly City recently. Apparently they came to the conclusion there was a lot of mischief going on in the great cow hall. They found a guy with a backpack trying to sell a gun to anyone who would listen. Given that all gun sales in California are supposed to be handled through an FFL – even private party transactions – yes, he would be breaking the law if he’d unloaded his gun. But just in the nick of time . . .
Terry Collins at ktvu writes that California is on pace to set records in gun sales. Yet his first statement is…nobody knows why. Being that I live on the Golden left coast, let me add some insight from someone who hasn’t been a gun loving nut all his life. Ok maybe I have been but I never really felt a need, or want to own much of anything firearm related. I think we can relate the rise in firearm sales to more than one specific cause. Needless to say, Californians are starting to think seriously about protection and safety for their families and realize that putting their trust in our LEO’s alone isn’t going to cut it . . .
The Bay Area seems to be having its fair share of idiots who’ve decided they want to take on the local po po. This latest incident seems additionally disturbing as the yoot involved was only 15 years old. When he and his buddy were asked to stop by an officer on Tuesday, his partner in crime did the right thing and complied. When all was said and done, he was questioned and released. Unfortunately, Derrick Gaines decided running was the better option . . .