Thursday, October 8, 2009

Liberalism Disarms, Husband Kills, Soccer Mom

A note from the decidedly non-utopian real world we inhabit: I’m sure the leftward spin on this tragic story will be that a gun-toting soccer mom died by means of the same sort of weaponry she favored packing, live by the sword, die by the sword (though that expression should perhaps be reserved for stories like this one).  The sanity-ward spin, though, should be that a sheriff, by revoking her carry permit, left her disarmed, allowing her violent husband to murder her (and then, to the world’s relief, to kill himself).  Every liberal who would disarm potential victims bears some guilt in allowing such things to happen.

1 comment:

Eric Hanneken said...

I noticed a couple of facts in the article that militate against that interpretation. First, her husband killed her “at their 1 1/2-story brick home,” where I presume she wouldn’t need a permit to carry her gun. Second, she got her permit back after an appeal.

I do agree, however, that this story does prove that she had a good reason to carry a gun, and that her neighbors and the sheriff should have left her alone.