Some discerning Californians like to spell the name of their states as follows: Kalifornia. The notion that their stated may be heavily tilted toward fascism has some basis in fact. Kalifornia has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, obeyed only by law-abiding citizens. Thugs and outlaws, meanwhile, routinely use guns in violent crimes, most of them involving drugs, another area where Kalifornia government officials like to bury their heads in the sand.
The latest incident occurred yesterday when Gangsta' Lovell Mixon kill four cops. He killed two cops with a handgun in Oakland, Kalifornia, when they'd made a traffic stop. Later, he killed 2 SWAT team members of a team which fired back and killed Mixon.
Mixon had a long criminal history, including violent assault and drug convictions, and was very comfortable with Kalifornia's anti-citizen pro-thug gun laws. He was armed with a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle.
Lest you be alarmed or shocked by this tragic event, you should know that some Kalifornia communities are fighting back against violent crime and drugs. The Hayward, Kalifornia police department has begun enforcing a city ordinance prohibiting smoking cigarettes in gangs--meaning groups of two or more--in places outside of other places where smoking is banned.
Offenders are issued citations and fined $50 for smoking outdoors within 20 feet of places where other citizens may be shopping. The reason the Hayward City authorities are going after hardened gangs of outside cigarette smokers is because smoking in groups can be an intimidating factor to non-smokers and may prevent them from shopping at Hayward's businesses.
You think I'm kidding? I'm not. Maybe sometime in the near future, authorities everywhere from local city councils all the way up to the President will pull their heads out of their butts and realize that illegal drugs are causing most of the violence and pain in this country.