You know, it’s not really all that hard to avoid getting run over by a train. They run on tracks, and except for a few spectacular cases of train derailment if you stay off the tracks they can’t harm you. This guy failed to heed that basic truth.
Judging by that record, HE was the wrong people. Three separate convictions for assault on a female, along with possession with intent to sell, possession, communicating threats, larceny and possession of stolen goods.
He was a bad person. That doesn’t justify his death, but it certainly tempers my feelings towards his murder a bit. When you get involved in crime, death is an ordinary business hazard. It’s like rock climbing without a rope. Sure everyone feels bad if you fall, but we all know that you chose to do it.
When the gun grabbers scream bloody murder about “Gun Death™” remember that it’s murders like this that make up the majority of killings. They hope that you won’t look too deeply at who is getting killed and who is doing the killing. They are hoping that you are stupid enough to believe their implication that regular gun owners suddenly snap and start killing innocent bystanders.
Look beyond the story they tell and see the actual people involved.
Are we to suppose that it’s only due to strict gun control that Irish lads are only finding guns and not artillery pieces on the local ballfields? Or is this just one more reminder that banning guns does not actually limit criminal access to them?
We know what happens when a vampire gets confronted with a cross, right?
Has anyone ever wondered what it felt like from the cross’s point of view?
I subscribe in my RSS feed to an extreme leftist blog run by professional agitators. Occasionally they say something stupid about guns. Like most professional leftists, the ratio of saying something stupid about guns/saying anything at all about guns = 1.0.
The latest is a quick post where Rob whines that there might be guns at both political conventions (a lie, NC bans that) and that a candidate for State Auditor is having a gun range fundraiser. He calls these two stories “sobering and depressing.” What can you say. He has a delicate constitution.
What’s fun is the screaming in the comments when I told Rob that their efforts to demonize gun owners was obviously not working as NC Concealed Handgun Permits were growing at about 20% per year. Other commenters are acting like vampires being menaced by the Cross. It’s kind of funny. So far there have not been any Markley’s Law violations, but we have had a Ravenswood Law violation. I’m surprised it took as long as it did. The pearl clutching is particularly entertaining.
Once again we see that draconian gun control makes absolutely no difference in crime. We know that items that are in short supply are expensive. If guns were difficult and expensive to get, ordinary criminals would not be able to obtain them. They would be reserved for those who had money and power.
The gun grabbers will tell you that it was a good thing that no one is allowed to carry a gun in the Westridge Grill in Rocky Mount. Guns are dangerous, especially near alcohol. Can they explain this then?
One wonders why the suspect wasn’t deterred by the fact that he was committing a felony by bringing a gun into a restaurant that serves alcohol. Not to mention the fact that carrying a concealed firearm without a permit is a serious misdemeanor.
Even possessing a firearm as a convicted felon is a crime. All those laws he broke and none of them stopped him from murdering his ex.
Tomorrow the gun grabbers will be screaming that the victim’s death was our fault because we wouldn’t agree to “reasonable” gun control. They will be ranting and raving to the battered women advocates that guns are bad news for women. Never mind the fact that once again it was a felon doing the killing.