Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Compare and Contrast

On the evening of May 17, a Pizza Hut delivery driver shot a robber - between 10 and 15 times. ("Why did you shoot fifteen times?" "That's all there were in the magazine!") He then picked up his assailant's firearm and drove to his place of business where he had his supervisor call the police.

On Friday, May 28, the prosecutor's office ruled that the shooting - and the subsequent actions of the shooter - were justified.

Contrast that to the piece two posts down. No charges of murder filed for "unreasonable force." No seven-week investigation. The shooter had a licensed firearm. His assailant had an unlicensed one. The shooter wasn't attacked in his home, but on the street - where, if you're in England, you're prohibited from carrying any sort of "offensive" weapon. If you actually obey the law, that is.

Now, do you think pizza delivery drivers in Indiannapolis will be more or less safe for a while?

Of course, this is just another example of the "blood in the streets" predicted by the anti-concealed carry crowd, right? Just one more example of how carrying a gun is useless, won't make you safer, and only endangers innocent people.


Damn it's tough being a "gullible gunner," but I agree with Ronald Honeycutt, the shooter who lost his job because Pizza Hut requires its delivery people to be unarmed:
Honeycutt said he was fired from his job because he had violated the store policy against carrying a gun, which he was licensed to carry.

"It's my life. I choose which policy to follow."
That's what free people do. And that's what a free society defends.

Hat tip, Kim

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