I was living in LA at that time. I still remember it clearly.
Not only that, but a friend and I were shot at, almost got in a confrontation, and ended watching swat attack the house from where we were shot at. Also had the pleasure of living under martial law for 3 days, it was indeed very much like a war zone.
To those idiots who don't believe it can happen here. It can, and already has.
I''ll keep my S&W M&P 15 thank you very much.