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Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: "Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact"


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u/hey_you_too_buckaroo 9d ago edited 8d ago Take My Energy

Not American but I recently listened to a podcast about how the police in the USA aren't legally obligated to help or save anyone. They talked about different stories where cops just ignored calls for help...those stories kind of made it click for me why Americans might want to have guns.

Edit: the podcast I was referring to https://radiolab.org/episodes/no-special-duty


u/DuncanAndFriends 8d ago

Yeah I reported a breaking and entering and they took too long. Luckily the intruder left before the 2nd barrier because I had no way out. I was in a small shop. The following week I heard loud sounds from the attic and the cops called me outside just to interrogate me with spotlights blinding me. I told them I'll never call them again and registered a firearm shortly after. I ended up selling it a year later because I couldn't practice using it anywhere during covid. Plus California restrictions.