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Re: Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildi

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:35 am

Pietro257 wrote:Crime has fallen over the past twenty years. The Florence Store being ransacked is a terrible thing, not a reason to opine about liberalism, conservatism, minority groups, movies, novels, guns, or anything else.
One reason I enjoy backpacking is how it puts things in perspective. Travel in geological time -- with the ancient peaks .and valleys all around you -- for a while and you see how petty most of your worries are.


Well said, I couldn't agree more!
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Re: Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildi

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:51 pm

Theft of a gun is a slap on the wrist misdemeanor


Being caught with a stolen or illegal handgun (same thing) is a felony in California. I checked recently because I decided that the process required to get a CCW in California was too oppressive and expensive with a high chance of being rejected for all your work so I decided to live by the saying that when freedom is outlawed become a criminal so when I feel like carrying I just do so illegally. I wanted to know what the charges would be if I am caught doing so. For me a misdemeanor (legal handgun / clean record).

Also when I say crime has fallen I have not dug into California statistics. I am talking strictly about the FBI crime data published every year showing a continuing trend of declining crime across the U.S. as a whole.
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Re: Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildi

Postby sparky » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:16 pm

Considering the LAPD has been caught fudging crime statistics that information might be hard to come by. I know my city has very low crime, one of the lowest in southern california. I believe it as it is very mellow here. I looked at crime statistics for the city I just moved from almost a year ago and frankly I don't believe the "average" crime stats for that area.
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Re: Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildi

Postby 87TT » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:57 am

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Being caught with a stolen or illegal handgun (same thing) is a felony in California. I checked recently because I decided that the process required to get a CCW in California was too oppressive and expensive with a high chance of being rejected for all your work so I decided to live by the saying that when freedom is outlawed become a criminal so when I feel like carrying I just do so illegally. I wanted to know what the charges would be if I am caught doing so. For me a misdemeanor (legal handgun / clean record).
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Check again. After proposition 47, theft of or possession of a stolen gun valued under $950.00 is a misdemeanor. Thank you liberal trial lawyers.
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Re: Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildi

Postby rlown » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:13 am

87TT wrote:
Being caught with a stolen or illegal handgun (same thing) is a felony in California. I checked recently because I decided that the process required to get a CCW in California was too oppressive and expensive with a high chance of being rejected for all your work so I decided to live by the saying that when freedom is outlawed become a criminal so when I feel like carrying I just do so illegally. I wanted to know what the charges would be if I am caught doing so. For me a misdemeanor (legal handgun / clean record).


Check again. After proposition 47, theft of or possession of a stolen gun valued under $950.00 is a misdemeanor. Thank you liberal trial lawyers.


Way off topic.. But, I would hire someone who likes the Wintertime up there as a caretaker. Jack Nicholson comes to mind :)

As for the CCW, this was a fairly good write-up on the process. http://www.shouselaw.com/concealed-weapon.html#4.2

(NOT AN ENDORSEMENT for the law firm; just a good write-up)

Rogue, which of the first 4 bullet points scare you about the process?
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Re: Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildi

Postby Jimr » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:10 pm

The CCW permit ain't happening. Not in California.
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Re: Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildi

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:32 pm

More is required than is listed under those 4 points. Even though I don't really understand what number one even means.

Number 2 is a contradiction of the law. They say you have to have a good reason to require protection in a situation that the police cannot protect you. But the law specifically states that the police have no obligation to protect you at all. They aren't even required to respond to your 9/11 call.

I don't want to spin this any further off topic but I will say I have no intention of even trying to get a CCW even with the fact that Kern Country issues more than most any other in the state.
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