This thread is a spin-off of the snub nose 38 thread that I decided to create separately instead of hi-jacking the other topic with the following comments. This morning's news has a story that is very typical for east side neighborhoods in Atlanta that have gentrified in the last ten years or so. Here's the latest one that hits pretty close to home: Like I said, if I lived some where a lot more civilized, I'd probably have a different opinion of the snubby 38. Until such time, its serves as strictly a BUG in my rotation, especially when the brutality and total lack of restraint by the outlaws are encouraged by a broken system that fails to bring justice to the offenders after they're caught. Case in point: the bios on the repeat offender that are responsible for the attempted murder in question: MICHAEL DANGELO ECHOLS 1976 BOULDERVIEW DR SE, ATLANTA, GA 30316 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BURGLARY ROBBERY Mr. Echols, who just turned 19, was already facing five armed robbery charges from August 2009. STERLING JAY ALFORD 2009 BOULDERVIEW DR, ATLANTA, GA 30316 FIREARM POSSESSION BY CONVICTED FELON Mr. Alford, 21, was apparently convicted of a 2005 robbery and was imprisoned from Sept. 2006 to Oct. 2008. It seems he committed that crime when he was 16 (that arrest does not show in the DeKalb jail system) but was sentenced to big-boy prison. He currently has two aggravated assault charges pending from what looks like the same incident as the robbery (charges were filed in August 2006 but the offense date was the same as the robbery - he was released from DeKalb jail on the date he entered prison). After being released (14 months early), he was arrested for parole violations in March 2009, April 2009 and October 2009. None of those arrests show cases pending or charges filed.