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Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass expressed her misgivings about safety in Los Angeles after her home was burglarized last week, walking back a previously enthusiastic comment about feeling safe in LA.
Bass, who is running for mayor of Los Angeles, had two firearms stolen from his home on September 9. After announcing the robbery, a video resurfaced of her saying she would give security in the California city a “10 out of 10.” “.
“I feel safe,” Bass said during a town hall debate five months ago. “I would say a 10. But I do understand that a lot of people around town don’t feel safe, and I respect that.”
But Bass walked back those comments during an interview with Fox 11 Los Angeles on Wednesday, saying his security was “shattered.”
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“I thought from the beginning that the mayor’s number one job is to make sure Angelinos are safe,” Bass said.
The Democratic congresswoman also defended her gun ownership, which reportedly surprised some city residents.
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“I had guns for personal safety, like a lot of people. I think gun control is extremely important,” said the Democratic congresswoman. “But I’ve never believed that if people wanted to have guns, they shouldn’t have them.”
Two men were arrested in connection with the incident, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Patricio Muñoz, 42, and Juan Espinoza, 24, were arrested Tuesday after authorities allegedly witnessed them getting into the same vehicle that was parked at Bass’ residence during the robbery. The two men have been charged with a crime of burglary.
In June, Bass told Fox News Digital that she plans to be “smart on crime” if elected mayor.
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“My plan calls for putting officers on the beat immediately in neighborhoods that want increased police presence,” Bass said. “But I think the fastest way to get agents up to speed is to get them out from behind the desk.”