I don't understand the charge: "arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon." How was the child or father (or hooker and pimp, I don't care) assaulted?
I think the important issue is being missed here. That girl was trying to be rescued. The Girl Scouts use these girls as slave labor to sell their products and nobody seems to mind.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I really do not understand extreme paranoia. I'm all for gun ownership, but it is important for people to be responsible gun owners, not paranoid idiots.
Now, it is completely possible that the whole story is not as reported and someone is lying about or exaggerating the situation. On the other hand, I witnessed a guy pull out a handgun in the middle of our neighborhood and threaten to shoot our dog who was across the street fighting his dog and reaiming the gun toward several people in the neighborhood to make the threat. People can be idiots. So if this is true, the guy deserves to be in trouble. Responsible gun owners do not answer their doors aiming a gun at someone who they are not positive is an actual threat.
And there is a lot of paranoia out there if you think anyone knocking at your door is going to invade your home, particularly during daylight hours. While I think guns can save people during in an actual home invasion, it won't be because you shot someone before they even showed themselves as a threat at all or threatened them prior to that time. It will be because you are smart about when you use your gun and how. Answering the door with it aimed to shoot whoever is there, regardless of the threat that person actually poses is not being smart, at all.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Dammit. Is this really what America is becoming? A grown ass man pulled a gun on a girl scout for selling cookies and people are defending that.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey