California State Senate President pro tempore Don Perata's car was recovered today in Richmond after Saturday's carjacking. The auto theft happened while he as en route to Oakland City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente's house to deliver a holiday gift. It seems that while waiting at a stop light at 51st Street and Shattuck Avenue in his red four-door 2006 Dodge Charger - very masculine and patriotic, Senator - a young man came up to his driver side window and tapped the glass with his gun, , forcing Perata out of the car.
Shaken but uninjured by the violent crime, and brimming with a touch of enviable forgiveness toward his attacker, the California Democratic Senator went on to say:
There are too damn many guns out there and now I have exhibit a. I've known it, but now I really know it, and it's very frightening -- having a gun three feet from your face and any mistake and that would be the end of it. He's a young kid, I'm not excusing it, but guys like that make dumb mistakes.
As a staunch gun control advocate, Perata sure does make a great case. Especially with Saturday's unfortunate first-hand encounter with a barrel of a gun. Then again, Pandora's Box is already open.
Any gun control or 2nd Amendment superfans care to weigh in? Shoot.