Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!" Samuel Adams
If anything, they should close down FOPA, give the citizens the ability to defend themselves with equal firepower. Self solving problem IMO. I'm not advocating vigilantism, but....I'm certainly not opposed to the community taking back what is theirs from the dredges of society.
The people most effected by anti-self defense legislation and the discouragement of self help isn't the suburban soccer mom, it's the inner city blue collar minority family that gets their apartment broken into once a month. The single mom going to school living in south side that is a victim of violence. It's open season on the law abiding citizen out there, and the criminal is the undisputed apex predator. Mandatory sentencing is a pretty start, but who pays for the 55K a year it costs to keep these guys in jail? It's a hell of a lot cheaper to hand out some hardware and give an open letter to criminals reading the words "Good luck, you're going to need it". I like that approach. If the criminals thought for a second that every other person they attempt to target may or may not put two in their chest...exponential crime rate drop.
Or, we could create thunderdome, offer a grand prize, have criminal record prerequisites....televise it? I'm a capitalist, and opportunist, and I understand how depraved people are. Might as well cater to all three whilst saving the tax payer a fortune. Make the prize substantial. I'm sure they'll come out the woodwork.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Heck with Chicago, send 'em to Newark NJ.....
Building block or stumbling block.... choose.
Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can sit in a boat, drinking beer all day while you fool around with his Woman.