Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The myth of police protection: "Do you have the right to police protection? That's the question the US Supreme Court will be deciding in the case of Gonzalez vs Castle Rock. Frightened by her estranged husband Simon's erratic behavior, Jessica Gonzales took out a restraining order against him. When he kidnapped the couple's three children, she called the police multiple times begging for help, and even told them where the children were. ... [I]t wasn't until Simon showed up at the Castle Rock police station and began firing upon it that Castle Rock's finest responded. After killing Simon with return fire, police found the gunshot bodies of the couple's three children in Simon's truck, murdered by their own father. ... Events such as this do not prove the need for 'gun control' -- they prove the utter inability of the police to protect individuals from violent crime. Even Castle Rock's police chief Tony Lane said in a letter to 60 Minutes, '[Restraining orders] do not protect society from the Simon Gonzales of the world.'"

Gun ownership prompts evolution: "Imagine, you cross the mall and instead of a tent selling cell phone covers and long distance plans there is a representative from Smith & Wesson offering you a smoking deal on the newest and most powerful gun on the market. And if you act now he will throw in a new rubberized grip and matching silencer free of charge. This type of world (mandatory handguns) seems like the only possible direction left to take since current efforts to deal with handguns aren't having the desired effect. If everyone owned a handgun, all gun-related incidents would happen less often, not only because people would be more fearful of what piece any particular person was carrying but also because it would create a Darwinian mechanism in American culture."

Missouri: Clerk outguns would-be robber: "A gas station clerk fought back in an attempted robbery Tuesday morning. The attempted robbery happened at the Gas Mart in the 5700 block of West Florissant. Around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk pulled out a gun and fired several times at the suspect, who ran from the store."

No comments: