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

Thursday, May 05, 2005

"If the law disarms attackers...

"...then it can make self defence possible where it would have been impossible if the attacker was armed."

Here's another example of the falsity of that idea:
83-Year-Old Vendor May Have Sold Food To Attacker

Washington (AP) - A vendor outside the Foggy Bottom Metro station believes he's seen the man wanted for beating an elderly woman who also worked as a vendor.

The 83-year-old victim was attacked on 24th Street, Northwest, Tuesday afternoon. The incident was caught on videotape, which has been shown repeatedly on local TV. Vendor Billy Smith saw it - and believes the suspect bought food from him on Tuesday.

D.C. police have sent the grainy video to a lab at the Quantico Marine Base, in the hopes of having the quality improved. But they say they're still getting a number of calls from people with information who want to help.

Police Chief Charles Ramsey says they're looking at whether the victim and the suspect had argued earlier in the day. Ramsey says in the video, it appears the man is chastising the woman.

A disgusted Ramsey says were it up to him, he'd give the attacker a life sentence.
Watch the video. Good thing nobody had a weapon. Someone might've gotten hurt. And those surveillance cameras do a helluva job of crime prevention, don't they?

(The victim is in George Washington Hospital in stable condition, suffering from a broken cheek and nose, and other contusions. She was robbed of about $300.)

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