Posted by neighbor, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:29 pm
California Law: All handgun serial numbers and sales are recorded by the state (registered) in the Department of Justice’s Automated Firearms System. Long arm serial numbers are not recorded, only the sale. While there is no requirement for California residents to register previously owned handguns or firearms with law enforcement, §12025 and §12031 enhance several misdemeanor offenses to felonies if the handgun is not on file in the Department of Justice’s Automated Firearms System. California §12025 states that handguns must be transported unloaded and in a locked box other than the glove compartment or utility box in a motor vehicle. New residents must register handguns (purchased outside of California) with DOJ within 60 days.
Posted by gun, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Jan 17, 2013 at 9:41 am
Cars are not the same as guns. An armed robbery is an intentional act. Most car crashes are allegedly accidental. However, in some cases, the cops do go after the registered car owner, even if they were not driving. We need at least as many restrictions on guns as we have on cars.
Posted by patrick, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jan 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm
I would consider them to be culprits of the armed robbery of the liquor store on loma verde and middlefield due to the fact that a semi automatic handgun was also used in that robbery and also fit the same description........just a suggestion.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Jan 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm
Janet - you & I both know that neighborhood isn't fully Latino. Moreover, it's mixed commercial & residential area, making it easier to hide. I'm glad it didn't turn into a shootout & that the crashed car didn't injure anyone. How lame is it to rob a jewelry store so close to a police substation?
Years ago, in Menlo, we weren't able to return home due to a major SWAT thingy near our house. Authorities had been looking for a barefoot (I think) bad guy for a couple of days. He was on foot & it took the K9 to find him, hiding in the bushes, right under the cops' noses. He was pretty resourceful, & since it was summer, the weather was ok. Sometimes luck is on the side of the desperado. What scares me about these guys is we don't know if they're armed.