A Dangerous Place

Past two days here in Los Angeles
* “Boy, 7, Is Shot in Head as He Plays in Backyard”:http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs2.3jun02,1,4413906.story?coll=la-headlines-california
* “1 Killed, 2 Wounded as Gunmen Fire at Group”:http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs2.1jun02,1,3627472.story?coll=la-headlines-california
* “Woman, Toddler Wounded in Drive-By Shooting”:http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-060204shooting_lat,1,2327201.story?coll=la-home-headlines
bq. In Los Angeles last year, 350 gang-related homicides accounted for 68% of the city’s killings, according to police. That was about 19% more than the total of gang-related homicides for 1999. Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton joined Fox in releasing the gang violence study. Bratton said the number of gang-related homicides in Los Angeles rose in the last two years even as killings overall dropped 23%. [“LA Times”:http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-homicide2jun02,1,580713.story?coll=la-headlines-california, regn reqd]
Give everyone a gun and you get a city of angels.

One thought on “A Dangerous Place

  1. It is interesting to note that LA has pretty strict gun control laws and that a very high majority of the shooting in LA are not done by legal gun owners.

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