Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Just Be Nice and Give the Crooks What They Want, Right?

Via Zendo Deb, comes a couple of international stories of interest.

In Durban, SA, an elderly woman fought back against a crew of home invaders who, no doubt, thought that her house would be easy pickings. They were wrong. She killed one, wounded another, and the cops caught a third perp. The woman, herself, was also wounded.

If you have to deal with three armed intruders, damned skippy you're going to be thankful for a gun that has a high-capacity (aka "skool-kid-massacring") magazine. They're legal in states that are less afraid of their citizens than others.

Up in Winterpeg, a crazy woman broke into a family's home. Luckily, she wasn't a threat to the family, but if she was, they'd have been SOL. Because it took the cops 45 minutes to respond to three 911 calls.

Years ago, I called 911 for a violent dispute in progress out in the parking lot of the complex where I lived. It took fifteen minutes for the cops to show up.

I feel no need to state the obvious.

1 comment:

John Matus said...

I’m often puzzled as to why the right of self-defense and owning the tools of self-defense are of political contention at all. The right to protect yourself and your family has got to be the most basic of human rights no matter your political beliefs.