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Old 02-10-2011, 12:30 AM  
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I just love having so much so close, but I wouldn't want to live in LA either. We live about 45minutes to 1 hour north and I think it's perfect. The city is still close enough to be convenient, but we stay out of the traffic and crowds most of the time.

I love having so much so close and I've never lived another place like SoCal. Mountains, desert, lakes/rivers, beach, coastal drive, theater/concerts, etc. I love the freedom and ability to have so much to do. Sometimes I can't stand the actual city though, but I love the area.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:07 PM  
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The weather is number one. My avocado tree is number two. And my house being worth an insane amount is number three.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:07 PM  
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So, while you roam around enjoying the sun with your three guns locked up at home? you are at the complete mercy of any two bit gang banging thug who decides that he wants what you have or did not like the way that you looked at him, as you walked out of the 711. screw that brother!
I have lived in LA as an adult for 35 years. I've never carried a gun, never had the need for one and never wanted to carry one. I go where I want and do what I want and have never restricted my activities because I've felt unsafe without a gun. Maybe I'm a sheeple, but so be it. Frankly, I have no understanding of this insane desire to walk around with a gun in your pocket.

By the way, I grew up on the east coast and felt a heck of a lot less safe there than I have in L.A.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:40 PM  
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Objective about LA...



I too have lived here all my life and many times have wanted to move to a beautiful, quiet location...just never did. My kids have grown up here and we all talk about moving "somewhere," but so far we haven't made any effort.
We have great friends and so much to do in the area; boating, fishing, kayaking, shopping, eating and "connecting" with other drivers on the freeway (haha!)

I finally admit that sometimes I RANT about LA and but most of the time I DON'T!
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:31 AM  
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I have lived in LA as an adult for 35 years. I've never carried a gun, never had the need for one and never wanted to carry one. I go where I want and do what I want and have never restricted my activities because I've felt unsafe without a gun. Maybe I'm a sheeple, but so be it. Frankly, I have no understanding of this insane desire to walk around with a gun in your pocket.

By the way, I grew up on the east coast and felt a heck of a lot less safe there than I have in L.A.
That's awesome! Do me a favor and head over to the Watts Towers on any saturday night.... have one of the nearby citizens snap a photo of you there, then post it here. It will be Glorious hahah.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:08 PM  
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That's awesome! Do me a favor and head over to the Watts Towers on any saturday night.... have one of the nearby citizens snap a photo of you there, then post it here. It will be Glorious hahah.
And if I had a gun in my pocket, I could go to Watts Towers safely on Saturday night?
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:00 AM  
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And if I had a gun in my pocket, I could go to Watts Towers safely on Saturday night?

You missed my point friend. You stated that you go where you want to go and are not restricted because of not feeling safe. My point is..... you are always safe... we all are... until we are not! How sad is it that if you had a real desire to go to the Watts Towers on a Saturday Night... you simply can NOT do so. You know it, I know it and we all know that to be the case. I am a retired LAPD officer who worked Southeast Division (AKA Watts) and have more than a little experience on the subject of tourists being on the wrong side of the yellow tape. Now that I live in a state that allows anyone without a criminal record to carry.... and we are directly across from Washington DC (which has anti gun laws like California)...... I see and live the absolute reality. That reality is.... DC has one of the highest gun violence and murder rates in the country. because... only the bad guys have guns! While.... just across a bridge, the crime rate is so low (Violent crimes) that it's almost unreal. That is because all of those gangsters and criminals across the river understand that every other man woman and 18 year old here in Virginia, is likely to be carrying a firearm. I mean... It took me a while at first to get used to seeing women walking dogs with a holster on or teens at the local burger joint with guns on their hips... and that is just the open carriers. Most folks conceal their weapons here. Anyway... sorry to get into a whole gun/anti gun thing. It's just that having seen so many innocent victims murdered ... and knowing that they were not allowed to be able to defend themselves if they had chosen to do so.... it saddens me. I would never want someone that does not like guns to carry one. But I never understood those who want that right taken from the ones that do. Stay safe!
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:25 AM  
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How sad is it that if you had a real desire to go to the Watts Towers on a Saturday Night... you simply can NOT do so. You know it, I know it and we all know that to be the case. I am a retired LAPD officer who worked Southeast Division (AKA Watts) and have more than a little experience on the subject of tourists being on the wrong side of the yellow tape.
I agree with that, and I appreciate your service. Violent crime has decreased precipitously here in recent years and it is largely thanks to the LAPD.

As for the relationship of gun ownership and crime - it is argued over because it is arguable. There is no clear evidence either way. Some studies show a decrease in crime with more lax gun ownership and some show an increase. Most of them are methodologically flawed, and in any case, the question itself is hard to answer.

Here is a summary from the NY Times:
Gun Laws and Crime - A Complex Relationship - NYTimes.com
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:26 PM  
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The abilty to surf and ski on the same day..
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:27 PM  
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I left LA for good in 1961 and have only been back to visit a few times since.

I've reached the point where I hate to even drive through the state on my way somewhere else. When I was a kid, it was an awesomely beautiful place with all sorts of neat things to see and places to go. Used to love to ride the Red Car all around the valley, especially to the newly created Venice Beach.

Now, there is absolutely no way I'll ever go back to live in The Socialist State of Kaleefornya.
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