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One of the more powerful tenets of the right to bear arms has to do with the equality that carrying a firearm provides you.
You see, when armed, there is a level of certainty of protection that doesn’t exist within the unarmed community at large. Should something tragic begin to unfold, the unarmed may find themselves at a severe and dangerous disadvantage, suddenly left with fewer options of recourse than those who are exercising their Second Amendment rights.
And to see how this can adversely affect modern society, just take a look at what occurred in Chicago after they disarmed all the law-abiding citizens, leaving only the outlaws to carry weapons.
In Los Angeles, they’re not making the same mistake.
A man armed with a handgun defended himself during an attempted robbery in Los Angeles, and left two suspects with bullet wounds to the legs, police say.
“Words were apparently exchanged, and the victim ultimately produces a handgun, apparently to defend himself and others in his group from the would-be robbery suspects. The victim fired his weapon towards the suspects and then all parties immediately fled the location,” the Los Angeles Police Department recounted in a press release Tuesday.
The attempted robbery unfolded Monday on Melrose Ave. when two men exited an idling Dodge Avenger, with one of the men producing a handgun.
Video footage shows the men confronting a man with a shopping bag and two women who were standing on the parking lot.
The footage was soon shared online:
The wild scene played out amid a backdrop surge of violent crime here in the United States.
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