It should be obvious to thinking Americans by now that through ignorance of the real world or judgment clouded by political propaganda, left-wing Democrats do not know how to protect the people they serve with sane crime prevention policies.
In one Dem-run major city after another — and let’s face it, nearly all of our major cities are run by Democrats (for some reason) — crime rates have skyrocketed since last year, as one blue city council after another, one leftist district attorney after another, opted to ditch criminal enforcement policies that have kept citizens relatively safe for decades and crime rates at historic lows.
That is no different in Los Angeles/Los Angeles County, where homicides and other violent crimes have rocketed skyward over the past couple of years, rising the most last year during the unrest following George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis.
The difference is means: Those with means can get protection, and those without means are left at the mercy of the criminals and increasingly neutered police forces, as noted by the Washington Examiner:
One gun store owner in Beverly Hills is experiencing a boom in business as the city’s affluent population flocks to his store during Los Angeles County’s crime surge.
Beverly Hills Guns opened its doors in July 2020 and has since sold firearms to wealthy individuals from Santa Monica and Hollywood Hills…
However, given the rise of home invasions and smash-and-grab robberies across the county and heightened fears of crime, real estate moguls, actors, and film executives are all walking into the store to buy their first gun, according to store owner Russell Stuart.
“This morning, I sold six shotguns in about an hour to people that say, ‘I want a home defense shotgun,'” Stuart said. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear, which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.”
He is also encouraging new gun owners to get familiar with their weapons.
“We’re going to have a lot of guns out there in a lot of untrained people’s hands,” Stuart said.
But again, the affluent, as usual, are going to buy their protection one way or another — even those who were previously anti-gun and who regularly voted for left-wing Democrats who passed ever-more-restrictive gun laws that hurt the poorest residents the most.
L.A. Magazine adds:
That fear has the wealthiest of local gentry contemplating every more elaborate security measures: armored luxury cars, safe rooms and bullet-proof glass in their homes. One client asked about creating the “Tony Stark-level” security of a half-dozen automated drones to hover over his house, says Stuart, whose gun store is part of his larger security company, Force Protective Agency. “If you want the Gucci package, it’s going to cost money.”
“Beverly Hills is definitely a target,” security expert David Perez, CEO of Omega International Group and a former Marine who previously worked security in the Clinton White House and at the Pentagon, told the magazine.
“We’re telling clients, ‘Hey, don’t go out with flashy jewelry. Try to keep a lower profile. Instead of driving the Bentley, maybe just take the SUV,'” he added.
The magazine reported on other upscale options for the uber-rich: Vehicles retrofitted with electrified door handles; run-flat tires; armor plating that is able to withstand military rounds — something like the Mercedes-Benz S680 Guard which can be picked up for a cool $650,000 and is able to repel hand grenade detonations and high-powered, military-style rifle rounds.
While we don’t begrudge Americans anything — those who are wealthy generally earn that wealth by being good at something that pays well — we also abhor the fact that many of these same people are liberal elitists who vote for politicians that make it much harder for people with far fewer means to protect themselves against criminal elements.