Don’t know all the facts here, but on the surface it sure looks ugly…
Oakland, CA — It’s not a typo: Oakland, California police have arrested the STORE owner after he used a handgun to defend a woman who was being attacked and assaulted outside his Chinatown liquor store.
Local media reported the details:
At about 5:30 p.m., a liquor store owner saw a woman being robbed of her camera at the corner of Ninth and Franklin. After seeing the woman knocked to the ground, the owner ran out with a gun, ordering the assailant to stop and reportedly firing four shots.
The suspect fled in a vehicle, but when police arrived, they took the business owner into custody.
“When I talk to the entire community they feel sad that someone is trying to help others and ends up to be the one arrested or being in custody,” said Carl Chan.
As head of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Chan has been working to calm nerves at the same time he is appealing for more police presence in the area. Armed security guards are already patrolling the streets, funded by donations from the public. Chan worries that without more cops, other business owners — like the man who was arrested Monday — will seek to deal with the problem themselves.
“So, I think many of the people feel strongly that we should be supporting the store owner,” Chan said.
Did you see that? The public is already voluntarily donating money to hire private security and STILL the city can’t get ahead of the violent crime! But the minute that a decent citizen tries to defend the life and property of an innocent stranger — he gets arrested!
This is the insanity of the gun laws in California!
Meanwhile, Oakland’s new Chief of Police, LeRonne Armstrong, held a press conference after the community was — rightfully — outraged at the store owner being arrested while the violent, attacking robber is still walking free.
If you want to hear ‘out of touch’, read some of Armstrong’s comments:
“Our message really is that we don’t want to see our business owners or others begin to arm themselves,” said Armstrong. “We would really prefer them to be good witnesses and give us the observations that they have; share that information, call law enforcement immediately and let OPD respond and follow up. What we really don’t want to do is bring any additional issues that threaten safety into the equation.”
As of this morning, the store owner was still in prison. Police have not filed charges against him, though they are expected in the next few days.
The Left Cares More About Their Gun Control Than People Dying
This is the insanity of California’s gun control laws on full display! The cops want people to just WATCH crime happen, WATCH looters steal from small business owners, WATCH women get attacked and beaten on the streets, WATCH as carjackers leave people stranded, WATCH as violent gangs turn their streets into a war zone.
Why? Because GUNS cause CRIME! If you try to point out that their law-abiding citizens already have no guns and yet the city has much higher crime than areas without gun control….they’ll ignore you.
Imagine that this story hadn’t taken place in Commiefornia, but in a state with Stand Your Ground law and a solid concealed carry law!
If this woman had been carrying, she likely wouldn’t have gotten knocked to the ground at all!
And while we always hope that a good guy with a gun has trained and is a good shot, we aren’t going to spend one line of this article talking about what he should have done differently.
The people who need to ‘do something differently’ are the radical socialists running the state of California!
After all, some of California’s legislators are among the biggest advocates of gun control on the planet!
From Senator Diane Feinstein to Representatives Eric “Fang Fang” Swallwell to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, these radical anti-gun politicians just ignore the misery and crime in their cities that result from their gun control! Instead, they keep marching in lockstep, determined to crush the Second Amendment across the entire country!