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Gun Fight in Liemert Park

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The Los Angeles Wave reports that Leimert Park residents are protesting the presence of a gun dealer in their neighborhood.Contributing Editor Betty Pleasant provides intimate details:

LEIMERT PARK — The black community has a gun dealership in it. Botach Tactical is a state-licensed and city-contracted bulk gun supply business in operation on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and 43rd Place, it was learned this week.

The gun dealership, owned by Bartochba Botach, was discovered Friday by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, and a group of Crenshaw area residents, who, responding to rumors, went to the unmarked storefront at 3423 W. 43rd Place and demanded entry.

Uh, oh, Rep. Waters is on the case! Bartochba Botach has no chance against those mighty lungs screaming at him morning, noon and night.