How it is that gun control advocates seem to think eliminating weapons will make crime less of a thing is a complete mystery. Criminals don’t care about the law. If they did, they wouldn’t be committing crimes with or without a firearm.
CBS Los Angeles reports Moore also indicated “Robberies with a firearm account for 36% of all robberies, and accounts for 74% of the city’s year-to-date total robbery increase.”
That is quite a leap. Although, in recessions and economic downturns, robberies are more common.
So, what are the thieves after?
Moore said, “There’s been a marked increase of armed robberies involving victims wearing expensive jewelry, as well as just other individuals whether they’re at commercial stores such as mini markets, convenience stores, gas stations, or on the street.”
An LAPD alert was issued on March 22, 2022, in response to the surge in robberies. The alert said, “Traveling in groups and remaining in well-lit areas can help deter opportunists from attempting a street robbery.”
Notice there is no mention of repealing illegal gun laws, just put the onus of preventing crime on the victims and try to get the victims to not be sitting targets.
That is actually common sense, but in modern America, especially in California, sense is not all that common.