Originally Posted by kablooie
geez, everywhere i've read CCW is pretty much impossible in southern Cali.
It's because Southern California is a "high-crime" area. Because there are gang members, and other acts of violence, they feel that it is essential to take away the rights of everybody to have a weapon, even if it's people that have not done anything wrong. Somehow, they think that will stop crime and that black markets exist only in Fantasy Land.
California is the most liberal place in the country with New York not far behind. Did you know that there is a law in California, because of the liberal animal rights' groups, that dictates how closely together farms can place chickens in a chicken coop? Laws like this cause farmers and other business to leave.
California is the top place in the country that people move out of. Half of it is due to the high income tax and other high taxation. They also have the highest budget deficit of any place in the nation. Billions of dollars in debt. That's higher than some countries in other parts of the world.
In the book I have, it also states that part of California's budget deficit is something like $400 million that goes to pay for free education for illegal immigrants. That's complete ****. Why aren't they spending that money to pay for some poor black kid's education, or some poor white kid's education, who were born here?
Now I don't understand why they won't allow or encourage conceal carry, especially in a high-crime area like that. Take Minnesota for example. Minnesota's crime rate has significantly decreased thanks to the passage of shall-issue conceal carry in their state. It is because instead of facing unarmed citizens, with only a few cops around at any given time, criminals now fear not only those police, but thousands of armed citizens. If anything, every state in the country should follow in Minnesota's example. Florida is the same way. My second cousin lived in Florida for a long time and he said at one time, you couldn't carry a gun. But soon after all the drug wars started going on, they allowed people to arm themselves because they knew police weren't there to protect all the time, and it has curved the crime rate there.
From my understanding of it, most of California is may-issue, where you have to be a celebrity or gov't official where your life is worth more than someone else's to be able to protect yourself.
Another state I feel we should all model is Nevada.
I don't know what it will take for California, much less the rest of the country to wake up.