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L.A. County Sheriff: Homicides are Up 95% Over 2020 – Will Issue More Concealed Carry Permits

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva noted that homicides are up 95% since last year. Of course, those aren’t the only crimes on the rise in the LA area.

In response to this, the Sheriff has decided to issue a lot more CCW permits.

Unfortunately, because of the things liberals are doing to facilitate crime, Sheriff Villanueva really doesn’t have a lot of other options to deal with the increase in crime. As the sheriff noted in an Instagram post, “We have been defunded, degraded, our capacity to fight crime, investigate crime and hold people accountable when they commit a crime are all going downhill.”


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Politicians are essentially handcuffing the police and making it impossible for them to do their jobs. According to Breitbart:

Villanueva has been a consistent opponent of efforts by Democrats to “defund the police,” and noted the LASD had been forced to cut 1310 positions in the past year, after being cut by $145 million, with $143 million more in cuts coming.

He spoke out against the Board’s support for “Measure J,” a referendum that passed in 2020 to provide “alternatives to incarceration” and fight “racial injustice” through 10% of the country’s budget.

Villanueva also disagreed with local leaders’ attempts to spend more money on housing for the homeless, saying it would attract more homeless from other states.

The sheriff has signed a recall petition aimed at George Soros-backed, left-wing L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón, who has pursued criminal justice reforms, over prosecutors’ objections, even as crime has soared in the county.

Normally, conservatives cheer when we see law enforcement support for concealed weapon permits and we should this time as well, but this also should be very worrisome for residents of LA county because the sheriff is essentially saying, “You need to arm yourself because the politicians have made it so that we may not be able to be there for you when you need us.”

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here and on Twitter here.

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