A former prosecutor notes that a case where a security guard for a taco truck was killed makes the case for banning assault weapons, as if the shotgun the security guard first saw his killer carrying wouldn't have killed him just as dead as the "assault rifle" actually used. Worth noting as well is that if the Oakland PD had done its job, the killer would not have even been on the streets at the time of the security guard's death, as he'd have been in jail for felony possession of a sawed off shotgun.
Never mind the fact that in civilized places, taco trucks do not need to hire security guards. I've told the joke--a lot--about the guy who's afraid of moving to California being reassured that if he finds a good community with good schools and neighbors, it's the same as any other--and then when he asks his benefactor what he does for a living, the benefactor answers "I'm a tailgunner on a bread truck."
Evidently in Oakland, it's not a joke.
Update: many thanks to Hearthie for pointing out my title incorrectly pointed at LA instead of Oakland. Oops! The question now arises whether you need a tailgunner on a taco truck in LA, too.
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