Justice, self service

In a tragic story, a 23 year old man was accidentally killed when he shot himself in Sanford on Sunday.
This is tragic, and I assume that even now the gun grabbers as NCGV are firing up their Twitter machine in hopes of capitalizing on the story. Except for one problem. It appears that  our “victim” was not permitted to own a weapon due to the fact that he was a multiple felon.
I just got off the phone with Captain Jeff Johnson of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. He confirms that this is the same person. The weapon was a .22 caliber semi-auto pistol, and the “victim” did not get the pistol legally.


What would a person convicted of drug charges, felony larceny, Breaking and Entering, and carrying a concealed weapon need with a gun? Nothing good. I guess the only good news here is that he managed to shoot himself before he shot anyone else.

3 Responses to Justice, self service

  1. And this week’s Darwin Award goes to…

  2. Well, I suppose it’s possible he was going to use the way we all do. For self defense and the defense of his family.

    But considering that he’s been in and out of prison for felonies since 2006 (and maybe before that but he’d have been a juvenile offender then) I suspect he was going to use it to further his criminal career.

    I think the better question might be: What was this career criminal doing out on the street? He’s got twelve felony convictions in less than twelve years. Shouldn’t he still be behind bars for at least some of them?

    THIS is why we have crime. Because our “justice” system uses catch and release.

    A cynical person might come to the conclusion that the leftist pseudo-bleeding-heart bunch WANT this kind of person back out on the street so that they can use it as an excuse for more gun control.

    But I doubt it. Next you’ll be telling me that our government gives Mexican gang-bangers thousands of guns and then tries to blame the “gun culture” for it.

  3. @Knitebane: I looked at his record again and what I see is 4 felony convictions in 2 trials. There are also 4 different misdemeanor convictions in 3 different trials. So this guy has been to court and convicted 5 separate times for 8 different counts, 4 of them felonies.

    Reading these things is tough since they repeat charges in two different sections, Incarceration and Supervision.

    I share your sense of outrage. One would think that it wouldn’t take long to ID each offender and invite him to stay permanently in one of the State’s secure facilities. Unfortunately it violates their rights to return to society and violate our rights.