We don't need more cops. We need them to concentrate on taking out bad guys---NOT stop-sign blowers, speeders and seat belt shirkers
Oh, I agree with you - not advocating for more police - my comments were people are buying guns now because police are not responding to routine calls as much.
Budget cuts to law enforcement are another valid reason (of many I can think of) for why people should provide for their own self-defense and home protection.
Anyone notice the news coverage about the police in Southern California being spread so thin because of the manhunt for one of their own, and the around-the-clock protection being given to the families of the people named in his online rant, that police were telling the citizenry that response times would be delayed, and other calls would not be responded to at all?
Not the kind of message I would like to hear being broadcast in my city - oh, the cops are too busy with other problems, so flash mob shoplifters have an open season.
I was in L.A. on business - headed out to go get some dinner - people at the hotel warned me to not walk around at night - called a cab for me instead. Looks like the police no longer rule the streets there, and do not rule the night either. If it ever really comes down, you'll need weapons just to survive the mobs of mayhem.