Posted by Stunned, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Jan 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm
Wow, Michael. I am stunned that you could turn this sad story into a political argument. You really think more "liberal" concealed carry laws would have helped in this situation? What are the odds that you would have been in the exact right place at the exact right time? And, what are the odds that when you pulled your gun, you would "have subdued them" instead of igniting a fire fight where someone innocent was killed? Wow, just wow.
How about be thankful that this gentleman was not hurt. This crime was clearly one of opportunity. They followed a guy who had been to a jewelry store. These guys were probably casing the jewelry store waiting for this opportunity.
And, I'm sorry, but I don't think anyone is clamoring for hiring more police. But, you should be glad we DO have police and fire and roads and schools and other services that provide for the public good.
Posted by Paul Kersey, a resident of the Menlo Park: The Willows neighborhood, on Jan 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Get real. Criminals love your bleeding heart, soft on crime attitude. They view people, such as yourself, as lambs coming to the slaughter. The irrefutable fact is that States that have concealed carry laws have a much lower rate of crimes involving hand guns.
I have my own way of dealing with criminals with guns, a solution that has a very low recidivism rate.