Editorial: A different kind of gun control 

U.S. Representative Karen “Two Guns” Bass (CA-D)

Column By Mike Bibb

We’re familiar with the left’s frequent chants for more gun control.  However, the theft of two handguns from a California Democrat congresswoman’s home has given the topic a different slant.

Especially, considering she is a gun control advocate.

Another example of government-imposed “Rules for thee, but not for me” hypocrisy – a prevalent theme in California politics. 

Little wonder the Golden State is experiencing an exodus; the ruling elite is no longer hiding their deranged governing agendas.  Many inner-city areas are festering with crime, violence, and a general breakdown of civility.  Consequently, folks are leaving to live somewhere else.

According to a Los Angeles Times story, Sept. 10, 2022, six-term congressional representative Karen Bass – who is presently running for mayor – indicated her home was invaded and two handguns were stolen.

Not a particularly unusual occurrence.  Stuff is stolen every hour of every day in Los Angeles.  Burglaries have increased 15% this year in the City of Angels.  However, with the current defund the police mania and wacky arrest and release policies, crime is soaring.

Criminals know if they are caught and arrested, there’s a good chance they’ll be back on the streets in fifteen minutes – making the theft of Ms. Bass’ handguns somewhat an anomaly.

Apparently, instead of loading a sack full of loot, the guy (he was videoed inside the residence) who boosted the guns was a “pick-n-choose” kind of thief.  

Somehow, he was aware the firearms were kept in a small Brinks lockbox.  Also, somehow, he knew where the box was kept.

Adding to the crook’s selectivity, he didn’t bother to pocket anything else, even though cash, jewelry, and other valuables were available.

A burglar with a soft heart is a rarity these days.  Possibly, he was already late for an important “Block Watch” meeting and didn’t have time to finish the job.

Which might help explain the congresswoman’s unusual reply, on a 1 to 10 scale, if she felt safe in her neighborhood.

“I do feel safe.  I would say a 10.  I feel safe, but I do understand that a lot of people around the city do not feel safe, and I respect that” she said.

That’s encouraging – she respects the fact other people don’t feel safe.  Typical Democrat double-speak.  Similar to the vice president insisting “The border is secure” as millions illegally scurry across, or the summer riots in 2020 were reportedly “mostly peaceful,” while news cameras televised dozens of buildings burning to the ground.

Perhaps, Rep. Bass feels safer in her part of town because she’s fortunate to have a kinder, more compassionate brand of crooks and robbers breaking into people’s homes.

Now, she wants to bring all her accumulated wisdom, knowledge, and political experience to the L. A. mayor’s office.

Just when you thought California politics couldn’t get any more ridiculous, they always seem to invent new ways to make things worse.

The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author.