Why I Carry: Oakland Man Charged For Raping and Beating Young Mother to Death
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We mainly feature defensive gun uses here to highlight how citizens can protect themselves by being armed. However, sometimes we need to take a look at what happens when you’re not armed, and when your government prevents you from being armed.
It’s nearly impossible to get a carry permit in most urban areas in California (although, thanks to a recent court ruling, that is starting to change), so it’s unlikely that Kimberly Robertson would have been able to protect herself even if she wanted to.
Robertson was the mother of a young daughter who moved to California from Texas just six months months ago.
Robertson left a bar just after 2am on April 5th and was picked up by Prince F. Tsetse, 40 as she waited for a bus (Self Defense/Common Sense Tip: NEVER get into a stranger’s car).
Some time later, Robertson’s body was found outside of a recreation center. She had been raped and brutally beaten to death.
Police traced details about the vehicle as relayed by witnesses to Tsetse, who eventually admitted to the crime.
This story shows that situational awareness and common sense can go a long way in self protection. However, if Robertson had a firearm accessible to her that night, we might have been able to file this one as a defensive gun use.
Source: Inside Bay Area