Monday, March 20, 2006

No Remorse, (and we all hope) No Regrets

Yet more media bias against gun owners, from today's Houston Chronicle. Notice the headline:

'I ... have no remorse now for killing a man'

As well he shouldn't. From the story...

...someone called Harvey to ask if he had any shipping boxes. Though an unusual request on a Saturday, Harvey told the caller he had some at his home.
Four Spanish-speaking men seeking boxes arrived outside Harvey's home about 15 minutes later. While showing the men boxes in his garage, they pulled out guns and ordered Harvey and his wife to give them money. Inside, the men rounded up the couple's five children in the living room and stood guard over them.
The men repeatedly pointed their weapons at the heads of family members as they demanded money. One man vaguely threatened Harvey by telling him not to worry because he would be sleeping after they left.
"I knew he was going to kill me," Harvey said.
As one man stood guard over Harvey in the kitchen, another took his wife into another room to seek her jewelry.
"After they took my wife I knew I had to do something," he said. "I felt I had to react."
He wrestled the gun out of his captor's hands then shot him dead before the other three men ran back toward the kitchen. A shootout followed as the men fired their weapons at Harvey. He was struck three times as he returned fire until emptying the gun in his hand. His wife and children were unharmed.
The man's family was in grave danger. He did what he had to do. He damn well should feel no remorse from defending his family from those mutants...the only thing wrong with his approach was that he did not have his own home defense gun -- or at least he did not use it.
Now, as for that headline. We all know how the media paints gun owners and pro-gun people, all too frequently -- as knuckle-dragging troglodytes. And here they do it again, as they take what was probably the most sensational quote from the interview and make it the headline -- of course, you could argue that's just good headline-writing or copy editing or whatever, but that's beside the point. We've all seen the bullshit that Handgun Control has spouted from time to time when the "Stand Your Ground" and "Castle Doctrine" and concealed-weapons laws come up in the state legislatures. And we all know how they feel about citizens defending themselves from mutants instead of the police. James Brady himself reportedly said, "For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments." No doubt every last one of these nanny-statist control-freak asshats is going to seize on this man's quote, and the headline of that story, and say:

(begin style of Mr.Mackey from South Park)
"See? SEE? We keep tellin' you, m'kay? Guns in the hands of civilians'r bad...m'kay? They're all bloodthirsty Neanderthals, m'kay? And this guy proves we're right, m'kay, even if he was defending his family, from a bunch of savages, m'kay? Violence is only good when it's administered at the hands of the state, m'kay?"

(end style of Mr. Mackey from South Park)

How ironic that so many of those morons who spout crap like that last thing oppose the death penalty...