In the recent cracked stock deals thread, I got sorta side tracked with the Kali fire arm regulations. I thought I'd share what I've been told by some "street folk".
I've been in food production of some sort for decades. The hourly people are generally decent types, under paid usually with not much education. I've always tried to kinda get to know my workers individually, as most don't trust management, and rightfully so.
One of the shops I was at had a number of older black dudes, the most I've had in a crew. I'm a Filipino from Oakland, and (used to be) a big Raider's fan, so color/ethnics are no issue to me, other than being keenly aware that it actually plays a part in a workers performance and attitude. Not politically correct, but a reality that corporate has a blind eye to.
Anyway, I was working along side one of my guys, a black guy about 52. He said his momma sent him up to Stockton from Compton 26 years ago, so he wouldn't end up dead (ex gang banger). He trusted me and I happened to ask him what the LA basin would be like if there was a truly BIG earthquake there that shut down the infrastructure. He said the unwritten rule for ALL the street gangs was to attack every police substation, so the rest of their crew could go wilding. He went on to say that everyone has AKs, and more than a few RPGs and bazookas, which I've seen pictures of in confiscation raids. This was 10 years ago, so I imagine they've accumulated more, since background checks and a 10 day wait don't mean sheit to them.
Just a little something I'd thought I through out there, since this God forsaken place is a tinder box in more ways the wild fires. PAX