Consider this side to the story. Davis is no longer isolated from the rest of the world. As reported in The Davis Enterprise during the past five to 10 years, there has been an increase in crimes — burglaries, attempted carjackings and assaults from out-of-town “guests” exiting Interstate 80.
We know that we cannot pass legislation to rid the United States of assault weapons. We know that people do riot when provoked. We know that our downtown jeweler lost goods due to a broken store window and that a second party helped themselves. We know the Davis Awards was robbed in daylight from someone exiting the freeway.
We know that another school shooting will, unfortunately, happen somewhere; we don’t know where. We know we cannot predict every situation that our Davis police will encounter.
Shame on us for not understanding that the ways of the past are over. They have every right to protect themselves, and us, from others.