About the NY Shooting
want to take guns away from citizens often argue that its
dangerous for citizens to have guns. They will say, innocent
people will get shot in the crossfire in the event an armed
civilian uses a gun to stop an armed criminal.
I wonder what
theyll say about what just happened in NYC?
reports, a laid-off womens clothing designer named Jeffrey
Johnson, 58, decided to shoot his ex-boss. He pulled out a .45 pistol
and did so and was himself almost immediately gunned down
by a gaggle of city cops. Problem is, the cops ending up shooting
more people than the gunman. Eight people were shot by
the cops. (news
Will the people
who demand citizens be disarmed because innocent people might
get caught in the crossfire now demand that cops be disarmed,
for the same reason?
Will the reckless
cops who clearly cant shoot straight - be held civilly
and criminally responsible for shooting innocent bystanders
as a citizen surely would be?
If not, why?
forget that cops as a matter of law are under no obligation
to protect any individual from harm. They are law enforcers
of our individual persons is ultimately up to us.
course, we are permitted to do so. And provided, of course, that
we arent caught in a cop crossfire.
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