California has a well-deserved reputation as a rabidly anti-gun state. Law-abiding gun owners become criminals if they so much as transport a single round of ammunition into California. The state does not honor CCW permits issued in other states. Even if you have a CCW and carry your pistol in a concealed holster, you cannot transport it into California without unloading it and locking it up in a storage box prior to crossing the state line.
The bias against law-abiding gun owners is so great that California’s anti-gunners infringe upon constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.
Meanwhile, they demand recognition of basic human rights for illegal aliens – including those who are known criminals. A recent tragic murder of a woman living alone in San Jose, California, at the hands of a criminal illegal alien affirms as much.
The woman, 59-year-old Bambi Larson, died after known gang member and illegal alien Carlos Edwardo Arevalo Carranza stabbed and killed her in her own home.
San Jose is a self-declared “sanctuary city.” That means it refuses to help enforce federal immigration laws. The lack of law enforcement includes not determining residency status while illegal aliens are in police custody. If a police officer asks about an illegal alien’s residency status, he or she violates local law. The alien goes free, and the cop might be accused of racial profiling and lose his or her job.
If you are a U.S. citizen with no criminal record and who lawfully owns one or more firearms, your Second Amendment rights don’t mean much in San Jose and most other parts of the state. The bias against gun owners in California is so bad that at least one small town declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city.
Officials in Needles, California, recently declared the small town a Second Amendment sanctuary city. Local officials say state lawmakers in Sacramento mostly ignore smaller, relatively isolated communities in favor of the much more densely populated metropolitan areas in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and others. That leaves small towns like Needles isolated and rural residents virtually unarmed.
Meanwhile, an illegal alien with known criminal history, no home and no means of support gets welcomed with open arms – to the detriment of law-abiding residents like Bambi Larson.
Ms. Larson died after Carranza broke into her home and at some point stabbed and beat her during an apparent home invasion and robbery. Carranza never should have been San Jose, the state or even the nation the night he killed Ms. Laron. He has a criminal history, is a self-admitted gang member, has no home, and no job.
Just days before killing Ms. Larson, local police detained, cited and released Carranza for possession of methamphetamine. If San Jose wasn’t a sanctuary city, Carranza wouldn’t have been released back out on the city’s streets.
Methamphetamine possession is a felony. Yet, local police did not arrest Carranza and turn him over to federal ICE authorities. That is because local law does not let them.
Apparently, a felonious amount of illegal drugs is not enough to arrest an illegal alien in San Jose. A U.S. citizen and legal firearms owner from another state who brought ammo or carried a loaded firearm into the state, though, likely would have been arrested.