Voters Fed Up, Give San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin the Boot

By Larry Keane

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Elections have consequences and San Francisco voters got exactly what they wanted. Twice.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was booted from office in a recall election that had everything to do with soft-on-crime policies, including a refusal to lock up criminals committing their crimes with firearms while at the same time denying law-abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights.

Blue state governors, attorneys general, mayors, and district attorneys with the same policies of sneering at law-abiding gun owners while letting criminals walk might want to take note.

Short Tenure

San Francisco is a city with strict gun control within a state that has among the nation’s strictest gun control laws. On top of that, the city cut $120 million from its law enforcement budget after caving to the “defund the police” movement. San Francisco residents had already elected Chesa Boudin as District Attorney with a hair over 50 percent of the vote. Boudin was well-known as a “criminal justice reformer” who would bring a soft-on-crime approach to the office. His father was a member of the Left-wing extremist group Weather Underground who spent 40 years in prison for second-degree murder. His mother was also a member and spent 20 years in prison. The younger Boudin was raised by Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers and all of this was public. San Franciscans wanted it. That was until they didn’t.

Residents saw an immediate change with Boudin’s radical justice vision. While his diehard supporters praised his elimination of cash bail for criminals and putting fewer people behind bars, the murder rate went up, as did the violent crime, shoplifting, and burglary. Viral videos of San Francisco criminals running rampant became commonplace.

The situation was so bad early in Boudin’s tenure, that the San Francisco police told people they were out of luck if certain crimes were committed. They announced, publicly, that they wouldn’t respond to certain calls for help. Voters had enough. Boudin was just given the pink slip after more than 60 percent of voters bounced him out.

Self-Defense

In early 2020, California residents were becoming alarmed by the coronavirus shutdowns and crime spikes. Those spurred people who previously supported gun control to buy firearms. Scott Kane explained California’s obstacles to lawful gun ownership, saying, “This has taken me, a law-abiding citizen with nary an unpaid parking ticket to my name, over a month. Meanwhile, Joe Bad Guy has probably purchased several fully automatic AK-47s out of the back of an El Camino in a shady part of town with zero background checks.”

Boudin’s soft-on-crime policies drove more Californians, like other district attorneys including Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, to take up lawful gun ownership and protection of their families, businesses, and homes, into their own hands. Even with all the hoops and strict gun control laws, nearly 4 million law-abiding Californians have purchased a firearm since 2020.

“My gun store has had a run like I’ve never seen before. It was just an avalanche of new gun buyers for the first time.,” said Todd Cotta, owner of Kings Gun Center. Geneva Solomon, owner of Redstone Firearms also in California, added buyers weren’t just buying firearms and leaving. They were signing up for training and practice. “We’ve definitely seen an uptick in the class options we offer. Before they would never sell out. Now they sell out two days after we post them.”

National Implications

The rejection of Boudin by San Francisco voters, one of the most progressive cities in the country, is telling. Voters want safety in their cities. That includes their fundamental right to lawfully own firearms for self-defense.

Support for more gun control remains low. Americans recognize not enough is being done to control crime. Support for enforcing current laws is high and voter support for a ban on Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs), is at an all-time low.

What’s clearly apparent is voters, even those in San Francisco, reject the soft-on-crime policies and approach of progressive prosecutors like Boudin. When it comes down to it – they’ll send them packing.


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Laddyboy

OH MY!! The ‘sorros’ Domino voting machines must not have been monitored that day!

Yote Hunter

“…they wanted it. That was until they didn’t.”
All these snowflakes that think all the “old” ways of doing things are obsolete sure do eventually find out the hard way that they often throw out the baby with the bathwater when they opt for the “new” way of doing things.
Safety and self defense are more desirable than seeing who can be the most outlandish and counterculture.
Now if the rest of the snowflakes would just take note!
This is somewhat astonishing: look at WHO they send to DC for their representatives………
Nancy, are you listening???

Arny

The plan is working to rush in the police State. Instead of harsher sentences such as death penalties for murder. Let’s have more jackboots to offend your rights. They are smart enough to sacrifice a few of their own for their goals. lol

Arkansas Rob

Citizen Kane left off the best part: sold out of the trunk of said El Camino by the Federal Government.

musicman44mag

To kill the snake, you cut off it’s head. kommiefornia had a chance to do that with governor grusome and was too stupid to do it. Instead they proudly supported him continuing the devastation to that state. I don’t see how anyone would vote for a person that has exhibited rules for thee but not for me mentality but not everyone has common sense.

OreGONEISTAN

swmft

the people just showed they are stupid just not that stupid

Mike

I’m not too sure with the rigged system that they could have recalled New some ..

Ope

Me either.

Wild Bill

And who rigged the system? The parties. Political parties have been cheating since the Second Continental Congress. Parties is what we should be outlawing.

swmft

before that the wigs and tories Rome only in Athens did they get it right some one gets too big for their britches throw them over the wall

Ope

Bill,did you see Texas scumbag and shame Cornyn get booed out yesterday at the TEXAS GOP Convention in Houston ? It was priceless. Let that bastard think about that on his flight back to DC.

swmft

maybe will vote for the people he is supposed to work for

Ope

Nothing has been signed yet. We will see.