LAPD tells residents: Get a dog, door locks & take a YMCA class, ditch your gunsSubmitted by Resistance_2009 on Sat, 07/27/2013 - 10:17
LAPD tells residents: Get a dog, door locks & take a YMCA class, ditch your guns
By Martin Hill
July 22, 2013
While many police agencies and city officials are warning residents to arm themselves and lock their doors and load their guns, a wacky anti-gun message from the LAPD encourages people not to have guns, to turn their guns in, and to even get rid of children's toy guns.
The message, posted on their website
Weapons in the Home
When we talk about violence, we can't ignore weapons. Nine out of ten murders involve a weapon - eight of ten involve a firearm. Most robberies involve the use of a weapon, most frequently a handgun.
One in seven teens has reported carrying a weapon - like a bat, club, gun, or knife - at some time to protect himself. Weapons can make violence more deadly and less personal. A gun in the home increases the likelihood of homicide three times and the likelihood of suicide five times.
Reduce the risk
Think long and hard about having weapons, especially firearms, in your home. Studies show that a firearm in the home is more than forty times as likely to hurt or kill a family member as to stop a crime.
It then suggests YWCA self defense classes and dogs as protection. In theory, a dog may help protect you in L.A. assuming the police don't shoot it to death in front of you for the innocuous non-crime of filming cops.
LAPD then suggests that if people do have guns, they should be completely unloaded and locked up, rendering it competely useless in an emergency situation.
The police then encourage everyone to say "please," "thank you" and to "Discourage name-calling and teasing." They encourage folks to "Ask your police department for help in identifying what to report, when, to whom, and how" and recommend gun-buybacks:
"Consider organizing an event that lets people turn in weapons, or even objects that might be mistaken for real weapons, in exchange for books, coupons from local merchants, toys, or simply the satisfaction of making the community safer."
They then imply that kids shouldn't even have toy guns:
"Start a discussion of neighborhood views on weapons in the home, children playing with toy weapons, children and violent entertainment, and how arguments should be settled."
The LAPD ends the page with this advice: "Learn your state and local laws on firearms. Insist that these laws be enforced vigorously but fairly. Support police, prosecutors, judges, and other local officials who enforce laws designed to prevent gun violence."
In June I interviewed a bunch of people at a gun buyback in Southern California who were turning in their guns, as well as the police in charge of the events. Those videos are below.
At the bottom of this page is the rest of LAPD's text on their anti-gun page. But first some better advice about why people should keep their guns and be armed: (continues here
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