Joel links us to an article regarding two fools feuding at a campground, infused with firearms and liquor! Of course, it turns out the feudees are sheriff’s deputies!
A number of other bloggers have linked onto Joel’s post, making the argument that those who propose firearms are only for the police and the military err because of such stories.
“SEE! The Police can be just as stupid and foolish as we citizens!”
While I applaud the efforts of Joel and company, one disturbing idea popped into my head.
The anti-gun-rights crowd will twist such events as meaning the police and the military don’t need firearms either!
Britain and Australia have largely banned firearms, and the constabulary tends to operate by shear force of numbers instead of firearms. I remember more than one story about some Aussie criminal with a gun, and the PD had to find the guy with the vault key to get the department gun and load it to respond! And American soldiers already are largely unarmed, until they are deployed. Witness the Fort Hood murders, and the inability of the surrounding soldiers to respond to the murderer.
So, in my mind, trumpeting foolish firearm follies of law enforcement doesn’t make our case.
Being responsible stewards of the Second Amendment does.
We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!