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

Friday, January 21, 2005

Another Defensive Gun Use, Just a Little Too Late

Everybody's probably heard about Megan Leann Holden and her abduction from the parking lot of the Tyler, Texas Wal-Mart she worked at. Her truck, and her suspected abductor were found in Willcox, Arizona after Johnny Lee Williams went to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

It seems that after abducting Holden, he tried to rob someone at an RV park:
Tyler police spokesman Don Martin said earlier that Holden, a clerk at the Wal-Mart store, had clocked out at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday.

A surveillance videotape "shows Megan getting into her truck and the (man) running up behind her and either hitting her or pushing her," Martin said. "Then the vehicle drives off."

He said Williams, of Tyler, was considered a suspect.

(Carol) Capas (spokeswoman for the Cochise County, Ariz. Sheriff's Department) said Williams is believed to have been shot during an attempted robbery at an RV park northeast of Willcox. A man at the RV park told authorities he had shot a man who had pulled a gun on him and demanded money.

Williams was being treated at Northern Cochise Community Hospital for a gunshot wound to the shoulder;
Too bad Williams didn't meet a "dangerous victim" before he abducted Ms. Holden. And too bad Ms. Holden, a 19 year-old woman and employee of Wal-Mart, was prohibited from being armed both by her age, and also by Wal-Mart policy on firearms in the workplace. She made a perfect target.

The report doesn't mention it, but the front page link to it states that Ms. Holden's body has been found by the authorities.

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