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Inmate who died by suicide had just been arrested in Livermore carjacking

Original post made on Apr 10, 2018

An inmate who apparently killed himself at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on Sunday afternoon had just been arrested last Wednesday for allegedly carjacking a woman at gunpoint in Livermore and leading officers on a high-speed chase, authorities said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:10 PM

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Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 10, 2018 at 12:37 pm

“The officers allegedly found two handguns in the carjacked vehicle. Another victim later reported a residential burglary in which the two handguns and other property were stolen, police said.”

I thought that gun owners are always saying that their guns are helping to reduce crime, not aid crime by letting criminals get their guns and threaten innocent citizens with them.


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Posted by Mark
a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2018 at 7:41 am

Continue to remain defenseless if you choose, but mocking law abiding people for the desire to defend themselves is short-sighted.


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Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Gun owners who are irresponsible do not make us safer.


“Criminals steal more than 237,000 guns from legal American gun owners every year”
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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 12, 2018 at 9:51 am

We're always told that we don't need to protect ourselves with guns because the police are there. Where were the police when this criminal broke into the house and stole these guns? What if the homeowner was at home at the time? How much would you be willing to bet on the police arriving in time to prevent violence from the thief?


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Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 12, 2018 at 9:59 am

Steve wrote "Where were the police when this criminal broke into the house and stole these guns? What if the homeowner was at home at the time?"

Why would police be needed at homes owned by gun owners? And what if the homeowners were at home at the time? The gun owners should have been able to use their own guns to protect themselves from the criminals, right? Isn't that what your side is always telling us? LOL! You pro-gun people can't even keep your story straight.


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Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 12, 2018 at 10:03 am

A story about a teacher armed with a gun that you will never, ever, ever hear from Fox News or the NRA:

"Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher charged after leaving gun in public restroom"

"A Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher and shooting survivor was arrested and charged after he allegedly left his pistol in a public restroom, where it was later fired, police said. Sean Simpson, who was at the Parkland, Florida, high school in February when 17 people were shot and killed, left his loaded firearm in a bathroom stall at the Deerfield Beach Pier on Sunday, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. The science teacher told police he went back to retrieve the gun and found it in the hands of a homeless man who appeared intoxicated. Joseph Spataro, 69, had picked it up and fired it into a wall, according to police records. Simpson managed to retrieve the gun from Spataro, but they were both apprehended."
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Posted by Yes
a resident of Amador Estates
on Apr 12, 2018 at 10:16 am

If the homeless drunk person had been apprehended before this happened there would be no problem.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 12, 2018 at 10:20 am

All gun crimes should be harshly punished as a deterrent. This would include carelessness.

In the situation you cite, he should receive a $10,000-$20,000 fine, and the gun should be confiscated. The homeless guy should get help from a mental health professional.

I really don't understand why our governor pardoned a criminal that used a gun in the commission of a crime. Does the love of illegal immigration outweigh hatred of guns these days?


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 12, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Doug,

My story IS straight.

Until police are able to prevent break-ins, we will need guns. Most people (except you, of course) are unable or unwilling to fight it out, or even to run away from a criminal breaking into their home.

The police do not directly protect anyone. I seldom hear that a crime was stopped in progress by a police officer. Instead, they arrest perpetrators after the fact, and we are left to defend ourselves. Hence, we need guns for our defense.

Or maybe you're going to provide private security for us?


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Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 12, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Steve wrote “Or maybe you're going to provide private security for us?”

Who is going to provide security to all those gun owners who allowed criminals to steal more than 237,000 guns from them last year?
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Posted by Mark
a resident of another community
on Apr 13, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Doug your argument is that because someone might steal something from you, you shouldn't have it.

Feel free to give up all your household goods along with your ability to protect yourself if you choose.

I won't.


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Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 13, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Mark wrote: "Doug your argument is that because someone might steal something from you, you shouldn't have it."

No, but nice try with that simplistic strawman argument.


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Posted by Mark
a resident of another community
on Apr 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Say what you will, but guns will always be around no matter your weak arguments.


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