When the police don’t and won’t do the job, what’s a citizen to do? In Oakland they take matters into their own hands, including arming themselves to patrol streets and defend their homes.
The money quote from one resident: “You have to walk around your house with a gun to feel safe here.”
While criminals illegally arm themselves to the teeth, gun-control types want to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend their lives, homes and property. I’d like to see them go to Oakland and try to spread their gospel and see the response they get. This is reality. This is actually happening. Oakland is not unique.
Yet those who live in million dollar high rises or in gated communities with private security or have yet to be mugged by reality (or worse) won’t acknowledge that Oakland is not an outlier, but rather a precursor. Welcome to an inevitable and very foreseeable combination of Brave New World and Lord of the Flies.
Perhaps they should live for awhile in Oakland, have their place broken into and be forced to stare down the barrel of a gun held by someone bound and determined to cause unimaginable mayhem? What a come-to-Jesus moment that would be.