Skip to comments.Tacoma nightmare, Mother’s Day message, and ‘senseless gun violence’
Posted on 05/13/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by marktwain
A Tacoma couple was terrorized Thursday evening by two armed home invaders about the same time that an emotional Mothers Day message from Trayvon Martins mom, featuring a demonstrably false statistic, was crossing the Internet, and central to both cases is the term senseless gun violence.
According to the Tacoma News Tribune:
Two armed men broken into the home of a Tacoma couple Thursday evening and held them hostage for nearly three hours while they ransacked the home.
KIRO TV identified the victims as Remegio and Norma Fernandez, who said they were watching TV at about 6:40 p.m. when two men smashed in a glass door in the back of their house on South Ainsworth Avenue and 76th Street.
Both men were wearing bandannas and armed with a handgun, the couple said. The intruders held them hostage at gunpoint for nearly three hours while they conducted a destructive search for valuables. They took iPads, jewelry and thousands of dollars in cash, police said.
As this column has previously reported, recent months have seen Washingtonians fighting back, sometimes with lethal results, against home invasions. It is not known whether the Tacoma couple had a gun, or would have used it if they did, but there is typically nothing like this kind of crime to spur gun sales. This column talked about the spike in Concealed Pistol Licenses, and it remains to be seen whether this report generates traffic at such places as Welchers and The Bulls Eye in Tacoma as Mothers Day weekend unfolds.
There is a new anti-gun Mothers Day message featuring Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen who was slain earlier this year in a much-debated confrontation with George Zimmerman,
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“thusads of dollars in cahs”
I believe certain groups (hispanics, smal business owners, elderly people) suspected of keeping cash are targeted for this type of crime
here in my town one quote was that the yoots from the projects prey on hispanic and muppie pedestrians because they see them as walking ATM’s
This is the "senseless gun violence" the libtards should be railing against.
In my opinion, anyone who is using his hands and strength to bash another person's head into the pavement is armed and dangerous This is how young Martin was trained to be and his parent's (for want of a better word) should be prosecuted for inflicting Society with such a vermin. Perhaps, with proper upbringing, he could have been a productive member of Society, but as he was, when he died, sadly, he was not. To elevate him to Sainthood now is ludicrous. To elevate the so-called Parents is even worse.