Monday, July 15, 2013

Sigh - there is no hope

It is hard enough to convince people as to the appropriateness of our second amendment rights when you have mothers training their autistic (or whatever he was) sons in firearm use, so that the can better go on a rampage in a school yard.  But this one is unbelievable:

Milwaukee: Pair of men with concealed-carry permits engage in shootout
Bruce Vielmetti, Pioneer Press, 12 July 2013 (hat tip: NC)
Two Milwaukee men -- each with a state permit to carry a concealed weapon -- traded dozens of shots in a rolling shootout through two sides of town and down a freeway, the kind of scenario concealed-carry opponents feared would turn road rage incidents deadly. 
No one was killed or injured in the June 26 incident, according to a criminal complaint that charges just one of the men, who says he feels like he's being punished for being a victim, with a crime.
Since it sounds like both participants were firing at moving vehicle, while themselves being in a moving vehicle, it is hard to understand why only one of them was charged.

Most of the gun crime is not caused by the conceal carry crowd, but even a demographic group (citizens with no criminal record willing to go through a lot of paperwork headaches) with a very low crime rate, is not the same thing as having no crime rate.  With gun control becoming more and more of a "Republican-only" issue, it is only a matter of time before there is a swing in party control and their is major changes in the rules.  There will be the usual "out of my cold dead fingers" crowd, but I haven't seen them surface in New York or Connecticut.


Degringolade said...

I am a huge supporter of the second amendment. But there are just so many idiots out there.

The right to keep and bear arms is essential to a free society, but idiots in control of arms is a recipe for disaster.

No good way out, so just gotta live with and shake your head.

I just can't figure out anything that will make the situation better.

PioneerPreppy said...

Yes there are too many idiots out there. The problem is the rest of us keep having to pay the price of the idiots over and over again.

K said...

There is bound to be at least one idiot that screws it up for the always.

russell1200 said...

Degringolade: In theory, not giving firearms to crazy people would help, but then the authorities start including everyone who ever went into counseling.

Pioneer: Agree.

K: Unfortunately, there is more than one. Put this one is particularly bad because it features CC holders.

Stephen said...

Even the idiots with guns are covered by the Second...