...asking me why I carry a gun now, 24 / 7, 365, when I'm outside my house. I don't go to my dumpster without my gun. I don't let the g'sons go out front, unless I'm there with my gun.
But the 3 main Police Chiefs in the Triangle [which is the greater metro area I live in here in central NC] all keep saying we DON'T have a gang problem. Even when the Police Chief in Durham is in the middle of a fire fight.
Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said Friday that a Thursday afternoon incident in which his unmarked car was hit by gunfire doesn't mean the city is unsafe.
Lopez said he wasn't injured in the incident, which occurred near the intersection of South Roxboro and Dillard streets.
He said he was headed to a leadership conference at the Durham County Detention Center when he heard a noise that he thought was a car backfiring. He quickly realized that someone hanging out of a nearby vehicle was firing a weapon.
"At that time I saw that, he was directly firing at me and then continued on," he said. "Subsequent to that, I tried to give chase to the vehicle."
Lopez chased the vehicle, described as a red van, for a block and a half before returning to the scene of the shooting and finding that the driver of a second car had been shot.
It's this kind of crap that has me moving to the boonies. I really don't want to shoot anyone. And it's painfully obvious that the friggin' top cops around here are clueless as to WHEN the situation IS dangerous, so there's no way to count on them.
No offense to anyone here associated with law enforcement.