Skip to comments.Sword killing no cause for cheers
Posted on 09/17/2009 1:25:06 PM PDT by George - the Other
"This is certainly nothing to celebrate. The glorification of the incident online and around town belies the horror of the killing and its aftermath. Even if it ultimately is judged to have been legally justified, the question of whether the situation couldn't have been handled differently will remain."
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
Whenever there is a murder or serious crime, civic leaders and the police tell us the way to reduce it is to get involved.
However, this editorial wants the citizens of Baltimore to assume the role of helpless victims, that it wants them to be fearful, to run, cower and hide, while they wait for the police, which you have already written about being overburdened as it is, to hopefully show up in time and do "something."
I celebrate law abiding citizens killing intruders. Every time.
Bad guy dead.
I can’t think of anything wrong here.
In other words, it wants the citizens to be slaves, not free people.
That seems to be the idea that Congress wishes we would accept.
"An armed society is a polite society," as Lazarus Long used to say. And sometimes, they're armed with swords.
If somebody, anybody, wants to defend themselves, I don't care how or where. That's their decision to risk. Another good quote:
"Personal freedom begins when you tell old Mrs. Grundy to go to hell." --Lazarus Long.
Of course, for these folks, that “handled differently” won’t include a handgun.
What do you know, something we agree on.
Bad guy breaks into home... bad guy winds up dead at hands of the person he tried to rob/harm. That’s worth celebrating in my book.
Live like a thug, die like a thug.
The author seems to not understand what JUSTIFIED means...
Me too. And I don’t care what they use.
The criminal could have stayed home and not gone out to rob a house.
I didn’t read it that way. I agree to a point, that we can accept solemnly accept that sometimes bad guys need to be killed, without glorifying the deed. In my adult life, I’ve come to support the death penalty, but I don’t find any joy in an execution. If anything, I feel the deepest sympathy for those who had to carry it out.
But even burglars don't deserve to be killed with a razor-sharp sword.
He doesn't deserve any sympathy. Whatever works. If the guy broke into my house and came at me, he'd be met with a Sig P220.
Bare hands is the most impressive though.
So for that reason, we should all cower in our houses, abdicating the right to self-defense to the police?
Tell you what Baltimore Sun, you do that and I'll promise not to write anything critical of you making that choice.
This worked really well, actually.
If the robber were slain with a gun, you’ve got all kinds of potential problems: It would have made a loud noise, it might leave pieces all over the place, and the projectile might have traveled and made unintended trouble.
With a sword, it’s quiet, quick, and nothing flying around.
Concealed sword permits for everyone.
There’s one easy way for people to avoid this fate.
Don’t break into other peoples’ houses and try to steal their stuff.
I find cheering much too mild a response to the killing of vermin.
The patriot needs to be hoist on the shouders of the community and paraded through town with much revelry...then the patriot needs to awarded prizes medals and a brand new handgun of their own choosing, so as to make their heroics, in the future, less dangerous to themselves.
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