Saturday, November 01, 2008

The News On Gun Laws

Once again we have a news story that will be forever divorced from "the rest of the story."

No doubt by now millions of people saw the headlines about this Halloween's murder of a 12 year old by someone shooting from inside their house.

What isn't in the headline is that the shooter was a convicted felon. You know. The kind of person who can't legally buy a gun.

Yep, that's right. Can't buy a gun legally.

So how'd he come to have a gun?

Don't expect any of the press who favor misleading stories to ask that question. They are busy writing stories of how the Mexican drug lords are getting their guns from the U.S. Never mind that these guys have full auto weapons that can't be legally imported to the U.S. for civilian sale. They MUST be coming from the U.S. gun culture and not coming into Mexico because of that nation's long-standing history of corruption in law enforcement.

Back to the story here.

Police say the 22-year-old ex-convict told them he'd been robbed and shot in the past.

Well, that truly justifies his response, doesn't it? Had this guy been someone with a job and a life he'd be looking at having everything he ever owned taken away and spending 25 or more years in prison. Since he is a low-life with a record he'll probably be back on the street in time for Thanksgiving.

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