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.