Sunday, August 05, 2007

Graveyards are so peaceful

This is getting old. Woman gets court order against violent ex-husband/boyfriend/babydaddy. He pays as much attention to that as he does to the law against hurting people for no reason, and kills her. Much to the dismay of the Seattle Times, however, present at this particular occasion was someone with both a gun and a concealed carry permit, who killed the violent bozo before he could hurt anyone else. Reading the article I am struck (again) by the faintly regretful tone in the paragraph,
Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said the party guest had a concealed-weapons permit. She said he likely won't face charges since he acted to prevent further harm.
Silly party guest. You should have acted like a victim, so we could have yet another flower-bedecked teddy-bear swarm shrine and Deeply Meaningful articles about cycles of violence complete with cut n' paste sections blaming Bush/Global Warming/trans-fats on the quote senseless killings unquote. But no, Party Guest had to rudely illustrate that yes, sometimes violence can solve problems as well as create them.

I'd like to make a suggestion. Rather than tying up the courts issuing protection orders against people who only obey them if they weren't going to break the law anyway, why can't we just issue the individuals desiring protection a gun, 200 rounds of ammo and a discount coupon to the nearest practice range?

2 Comments:

Anonymous BillT said...

"Court records also show that the attacker had a previous record of violence including multiple counts of assault in April this year."

My emphasis.

Now for my question.

Thirty years ago, the late perp would have been making pea gravel out of boulders with a 10-pound sledge for three-to-five: where is the Seattle Fishwrapper's outrage that he *wasn't*?

Oh -- "Seattle."

Never mind...

10:18 PM, August 12, 2007  
Blogger Barb said...

Yeah, Bill ... what you said. We just rotate them through the so-called 'system', and put them back on the streets.
*sigh*

1:11 PM, August 13, 2007  

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