Saturday, September 25, 2004

Law needs changing: "A burglary victim became a defendant in the case when he fired off several rounds of a semiautomatic rifle as the alleged thief tried to flee, police say. Brian Napier, 46, was booked with illegally discharging a weapon after catching a man allegedly trying to steal fishing equipment from his garage. Chris Albarado, 43, of Bridge City, who was not hurt, also was arrested later while driving a van riddled with bullet holes, authorities said. He was booked with burglary, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said. 'If someone is in your home and you feel that your life is being threatened, you can use whatever force is deemed necessary,' Fortunato said. 'He (Napier) was arrested for illegally discharging a weapon for shooting as the suspect was fleeing from him.'"

The first law of nature demands a Second Amendment: "Individual security is not the constitutional responsibility of government. More than one judicial decision will confirm such a statement. In other words, it is you, the individual that is obliged to make provisions for your own safety by adhering to the First Law of Nature. You must respond to this fundamental law, or perish. I recognize that this is harsh news for the politically correct sensibilities of most Americans, but this revelation is a simple fact of life. Self-defense is the natural and honorable stance that we must all promote. Without decisive steps to defend self and family, 'security' is only a word."

Mixed progress: "The governor of California exercised both his pen and his veto on Monday, resulting in a mixed return for the issues I've been watching. Here's the bad news: Schwarzenegger signed two gun control measures. One, SB 1858, prohibits public display of fake guns that look real. He also signed AB 2431, which will require police to return firearms seized if owners pass a background check showing they can legally own a gun. SB 1858 is silly -- it's another measure banning toy guns to help the police avoid shooting kids playing cowboys and indians. While I don't really have much problem with regulating toy guns, is it too much to ask for the police to evaluate the situation before shooting a kid? Who is the real threat to our children in this scenario?"

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