Monday, January 07, 2013

Going Gonzo over Guns

Hard to have Christian thoughts... when you read news items like this, like I found teased on yahoo 
Trigger-happy Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times

** Of course sanity prevailed but the original is cached and shows exactly what scumsucking liberals think about gun rights, and self protection.***
Trigger-happy Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times
15 mins ago {when google cached from msnbc}

An Atlanta mom took matters into her own trigger-happy hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace as a man broke into her house and began rummaging through it. The alleged burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family’s hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, but he managed to flee after the family ran to a neighbor’s house. Slater is expected to survive. This story, shared thousands of times from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, has incited some pro-gun tweeps to voice their delight; @Jennecar writes of the story, “why we need guns in our homes!” And @kjclt1 writes, “bet this Atlanta area mother of 2 is glad she had her gun.”
 
Hard to believe any actual journalist could write that.. or that it could be published, even on the web
Viscerally, I could not help but want this  idiot to encounter exactly the same situation and die while on hold after dialing 911. 
But that's not Christian.. just think it, then write it off as a human reaction and hope they just learn to think instead.
Thus I initially refer to the writer as a ***scumsucking liberal***.  Another visceral reaction, but small potatoes to the option of wishing him or her to die.  And obviously, not 'ALL' Liberals are 'Scumsuckers', just as there's a 'few Republicans who actually arent racist shills for the rich and privileged'.
When blood pressure returns to normal, I considered the article might actually have been written by a rogue journalist -- a closet 'Right Wing gun nut'-- to 'rile up the yokels'.  
Which would have been just as bad.  But hardly likely.. consider:
- the 'Trigger-happy' mom 'confronted' the burglar: 'woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace'   ...  burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family’s hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, 
She must have leapt out of the hidey-hole Gun-a-Blazin'!!!   ummm no.   AFTER he found them, he found himself staring down the barrel of the gun. 
- Why was he tracking the occupants of the house down?  Sounds to me like he confronted the mom and kids.  Could be he was just curious about the hole and what might be in it.  Bad Idea if you're some place you shouldn't be.
- the presumably scared mom put five shots in his face.  I'm not a shooter, but I've shot handguns.  For a scared woman using a protection piece to hit the target five of six times  tells me the guy was within six feet of her.   Possibly she was just within the crawl space and he just looked into the opening when she fired.
But then... one of the 5 shots should have been fatal, or the guy is extremely lucky.  It was a .38.  I'm wondering what kind of powder loads were in the bullets. Guessing target rounds.
Whatever the case, the original wording of the article, as well as the reaction to it shows how divisive this issue is.  
For me, not a gun owner, let alone a shooter.. it's an easy choice.  The more the liberal media writes on curbing gun possession, the more I'm for legal gun possession.  Not for me, necessarily; but for anyone responsible enough to go through the red tape bother for permits and training to use them.
 
 
 

 

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