This was the last straw (see story, below). Guy in D.C. shoots pit bulls attacking some kid, and guess who’s going to be in hot water? Thank you, regulation nation! (Not that I’m anti-dog.)
D.C. police are investigating whether a man will face criminal charges for shooting a pit bull that was attacking a child in his neighborhood.
The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon, after three pit bulls attacked an 11-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle through the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest, according to a police report.
When the man, a neighbor, saw the boy being mauled by the dogs, he went inside his home and got a gun. The man killed one of the dogs. The gunfire attracted the attention of a police officer in the area near Eighth and Sheridan streets, where the attack occurred. The officer responded and shot the other two pit bulls as they continued to attack the boy.
-Source: Washington Post (LINK)
Part of the reason a relocation to D.C. scares me is the rigidity of prohibitions on firearms for personal protection. And topically, as to the furtherance of anti-weapon legislation: For those wanting specifics on the proposed new bans, here’s the current list released on Drudge today:
No major comment except that it seems very kneejerk and will accomplish little.
Not all problems must be solved by legislation. Why is it that this “national dialogue” without fail will mention banning/arming yet include nothing on morality and culture? Why do we get copycats in these so-called well-to-do kids? The best responses you get are “Ban video games,” or in other locales, “Blame economics.” Why not civics/ethos? (Thanks ACLU, for removing the foundation for the western ethical canon from education.) Where is this train headed? To what degree does our now hallmark malaise of the body-politic factor into the “facts on the ground”?
As Limbaugh said yesterday (in terms of economics, but applicable here):
“The low-information people are going to be stunned into reality at some point. There's no avoiding it. Now, hopefully we can hasten this with future elections. I know that looks bleak. But at some point, everything Obama believes in is gonna go down the tubes, because it always has. Call it whatever you want: Liberalism, progressivism. It is all built on a foundation of lies. The people who espouse it can't be honest about it.”Source: Rush Limbaugh (LINK)