California’s legislature has put up all manner of obstacles to good people who want to keep and bear arms in the Golden State. Add in Soros-funded prosecutors and “bail reform” laws and the streets quickly become feral free-offend zones with little or now consequences. What’s more, the increasingly brazen and rampant crime isn’t confined to poor neighborhoods. Even the rich and famous suffer with everyone else.
For some reason, the American mainstream media don’t widely report stories like that of career felon Aariel Maynor, 29, who cops say shot and killed a prominent music exec’s wife in a home invasion and robbery…while on parole.
Just an hour later, cops believe he negligently shot himself in the foot with the same AR he used during the commission of yet another home invasion robbery.
California’s burdensome gun control laws (and lenient or non-existent sentencing regimes) did nothing to protect society from this career criminal. Nor did the criminal justice system Not even those living in $7 million homes. Not the way a handy 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot or a GLOCK would have.
Only through Mr. Maynor’s incompetence and negligence in handling a firearm did he shoot himself in the foot — literally and metaphorically — allowing cops to catch up to him.
The career criminal suspected of killing Jaqueline Avant in a Beverly Hills home invasion was arrested just an hour after the murder, when he shot himself in the foot during a separate burglary in Hollywood Hills, police have revealed.
Aariel Maynor, 29, faces charges in Avant’s murder early on Wednesday after an ‘astute watch commander’ in Hollywood connected the dots between the two home invasions, LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow said.
Maynor has been in custody since early Wednesday but was only announced as the murder suspect on Thursday afternoon.
Police say evidence suggests that Maynard shot himself with same AR-15 rifle used in the murder of Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, and that the two crimes are further tied together by surveillance footage of his vehicle.
The murder suspect has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for assault, robbery and grand theft.
In September, Maynor was released on parole after serving a four-year prison sentence for second-degree robbery with enhancements for a prior felony. He remains in LAPD custody at a Los Angeles hospital.
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Is it any wonder why millions of Americans are continuing to buy guns, many for the first time? Even many in California are arming themselves after they navigate a multitude of gun control laws that only protect violent predators from encountering armed would-be victims.
Even scarier for California’s gun control advocates, minorities and women are also tooling up.
MORE BLACK WOMEN PURCHASING GUNS? With the number of female gun owners on the rise — especially Black women — the co-hosts discuss why and @sherrieshepherd shares why she became a gun owner. https://t.co/Gqk9PLPCUt pic.twitter.com/pEEeNP5X3l
— The View (@TheView) October 12, 2021
Yes, even celebrities want to protect their families. After seeing what happened to a music exec’s wife in her own home, who can blame them? Even the dimwitted and most dogmatic in Hollywood usually catch on. Eventually.