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ligamentum flavum
02-18-2006, 9:09 PM
Caught this on the ABC7 website. Even though they're protesting the infamously awful Botach, it's still lame.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=3921068


Gun Protest in Leimert Park

LEIMERT PARK - A coalition of at least 30 black community leaders and residents staged a protest at a weapons accessories supply warehouse in Los Angeles today, according to an activist.

The group met 11 a.m. at the Botach Tactical warehouse at 3423 West 43rd Place calling on Los Angeles city officials to review the operation in light of their attempts to contain gun violence in the area, said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.

The company provides supplies to military and law enforcement agencies, according to its Web site.

There was confusion today about whether the company sells firearms. Activists say they sell guns. The company was closed today and officials could not be reached to comment. There is a link to firearms on the company Web site, but nothing is listed under the link.

Sgt. Robert Rivers, of the Southwest Division police department, said he has been in the warehouse and that he believes they no longer sell guns. Rivers said they sell uniforms for police and the military.

"We want to replace the business with something that improves the community economically, that will bring jobs," said Eddie Jones, president of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association.

RRangel
02-18-2006, 9:24 PM
These so called community leaders should clean up their neighborhoods and not try and hurt a legal business that provides tax payer revenue to the very city who's services I'm sure they rely upon.

Another case of wrongfull scape goating. These are the same socialist supporting complainers that attempt to blame everyone but the dirtbags in their communities. These people are definately not the smartest tools in the shed by any stretch of the imagination.

I'm sure if Botach Tactical moves to a city that would glady accept them crime will cease in Los Angeles.

bu-bye
02-18-2006, 9:30 PM
These so called community leaders should clean up their neighborhoods and not try and hurt a legal business that provides tax payer revenue to the very city who's services I'm sure they rely upon.

Another case of wrongfull scape goating. These are the same socialist supporting complainers that attempt to blame everyone but the dirtbags in their communities. These people are definately not the smartest tools in the shed by any stretch of the imagination.

I'm sure if Botach Tactical moves to a city that would glady accept them crime will cease in Los Angeles.

Couldn't have said it much better myself:D

jtyoshi
02-18-2006, 9:58 PM
1. What kind of moron protests a business on its day off?
2. I dislike botach... (crappy customer service) but I don't think any business deserves to be targeted by these retards.

"We want to replace the business with something that improves the community economically, that will bring jobs," said Eddie Jones, president of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association.

I suppose arming and dressing our LEO's doesn't help the communty.

Kinda like saying Americans are getting fat... Lets all protest McDonalds instead of watching our diets and exercising more.

kantstudien
02-18-2006, 10:41 PM
So they want to turn Botach into a whorehouse?

Charliegone
02-18-2006, 10:46 PM
Sigh....just more stupid and/or ignorant people who have no idea what they are talking about. I'm sure flash lights and handguards are causing a mess of violence in their communities...:rolleyes:

Stanze
02-19-2006, 12:28 AM
That's pretty funny,...if that shop only sells tactical gear, mainly LEO and military.:rolleyes:

grammaton76
02-19-2006, 12:57 AM
Heh, maybe they're worried that cops coming by to buy uniforms will catch their kids stealing a car... about the most logical reason for them to want a cop-oriented shop out of their neighborhood.

CalExile
02-19-2006, 4:16 AM
So they want to turn Botach into a whorehouse?

No, then TJ would go out of business.

Turbinator
02-19-2006, 6:47 AM
Maybe the news got the article wrong. Maybe they were protesting the long wait times, lack of customer service, and perhaps they were hinting that Botach denied them equal access to body armor? :D

Turby

Gnote
02-19-2006, 7:37 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how politicians and "community leaders" can get away with not needing to get their facts straight. Seems like if you are anti-gun, you can say and do whatever and it will add a couple of notches in your belt. Can you imagine if our schools worked this way>

Teacher: Jane what is 4+6?
Jane: I don't know but people who sell guns are bad.
Teacher: Very good! A+

I agree with Admin. The blame is squarely on the scum but these leaders probably figure they can get more mileage jumping on the anti-gun band wagon.

Mute
02-19-2006, 8:39 AM
Ha! Botach doesn't even pay attention to its paying customers. These guys will be ignored as well.

crs1
02-19-2006, 9:23 AM
"We want to replace the business with something that improves the community economically, that will bring jobs," said Eddie Jones, president of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association.


---How about protesting gangs, drugs, and street thug violence?---No, that wouldn't improve the community and bring jobs, silly me.

Oh, Los Angeles Civil Rights Association....Gangmembers have rights!

ligamentum flavum
02-19-2006, 11:22 AM
So they want to turn Botach into a whorehouse?

at least the customer service would be better. :D

LOW2000
02-19-2006, 1:42 PM
I work those areas, including compton, south central/watts, south gate, huntington park, etc and this stuff doesn't surprise me in the least. The ignorance in those areas is astounding to say the least.

With the work I do, I could probably qualify for a CCW in LA county, but my work doesn't allow weapons, which is great for the policy makers who never leave their offices, but is pretty scary for me sometimes.:mad:

HillBilly
02-19-2006, 6:13 PM
I work those areas, including compton, south central/watts, south gate, huntington park, etc and this stuff doesn't surprise me in the least. The ignorance in those areas is astounding to say the least.

With the work I do, I could probably qualify for a CCW in LA county, but my work doesn't allow weapons, which is great for the policy makers who never leave their offices, but is pretty scary for me sometimes.:mad:

I would get a permit anyway...and *conceal* carry. Who would know, and if it comes to the point you need it, breaking a company policy is the least of your worries.

as the old saying goes...


well, I won't beat a dead horse.

LOW2000
02-19-2006, 7:53 PM
True, but if you state need for CCW due to work, you need a letter from your employer.:mad:

I would get a permit anyway...and *conceal* carry. Who would know, and if it comes to the point you need it, breaking a company policy is the least of your worries.

as the old saying goes...


well, I won't beat a dead horse.

HillBilly
02-19-2006, 8:44 PM
True, but if you state need for CCW due to work, you need a letter from your employer.:mad:

I guess it would depend on your county, but there are alot of other reasons it seems.

ArmedBear
02-20-2006, 3:11 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how politicians and "community leaders" can get away with not needing to get their facts straight. Seems like if you are anti-gun, you can say and do whatever and it will add a couple of notches in your belt. Can you imagine if our schools worked this way>

Teacher: Jane what is 4+6?
Jane: I don't know but people who sell guns are bad.
Teacher: Very good! A+


Ever taken a Sociology class at a UC school? That about sums it up.

ArmedBear
02-20-2006, 3:15 PM
True, but if you state need for CCW due to work, you need a letter from your employer.:mad:

Dear Mr. Sheriff of Nottingham,

I need a CCW because I buy a lot of Boone's Farm from the local Stop-n-Rob and the place is getting robbed all the time. Twice in the past year, I've been passed out in front of the Thunderbird cooler and woke up because the owner was having a gunfight with a robber. He's so used to it, he doesn't even care. He was reloading as he rang me up.

"Thank you sir and have a nice day! Vishnu's blessings upon you, now don't sit in the gutter because the police are coming."

So that's why I need to carry a gun. Can I have a gun, too?