Did I say toys? Sorry, didn’t mean to prejudice the case. I meant “Legal Firearms For Protection Against Intruders and a Repressive Government.”
We talk a lot about gun ownership and gun control on this blog, partly because I keep bringing it up. One of the reasons that I keep bringing it up is out of personal obstinacy. I dislike being told what I’m thinking by others who are not paying attention. I also dislike dogmatic arguments. And, I find it amusing that many right wingers assume that everyone who is not a wingnut is anti gun ownership. This conflation of Liberal with Unarmed is a dangerous assumption.
Anyway, yesterday, Burnsville Minnesota resident Michael Cody Schwartz was sentenced to a brief prison term, probation, and community service for shooting to death Logan Ahlers.
Logan and Cody knew each other since they were little kids, were very close friends, and spent a lot of time together. Cody kept a handgun in his apartment to defend himself against intruders. So, when his best friend, Logan came over one night unannounced, Cody killed him.
So, that idea that you can have a handgun in your home and use it to kill an intruder works. The part about separating intruders from your teenage child who had sneaked out for a few hours in the middle of the night or your best friend who let himself in from actual dangerous intruders is bullshit.
This is a failure of the system. Does this require new laws? Enforcement of existing laws? Better training? Required procedures for having a gun in the home? Or is this acceptable loss, for the liberty of being armed and dangerous?
A quick look at the available information does not provide any information about the legality of the weapon involved. I’m inquiring.