And to think here in Utah we want fewer gun restrictions?Heaven help
Wanting fewer gun restrictions has nothing to do with career criminals like this
guy having a gun. Note it was a sawed off shotgun (already illegal
for anyone to have), and the guy was a convicted felon and prohibited from ever
purchasing or possessing ANY type of gun or ammunition. And, he just got out of
jail a couple of days before. There are plenty of gun laws on the
books, and this case just proves that none of them prevent criminals from arming
themselves if they want to. But, the gun laws do make it harder for law abiding
citizens to be able to defend themselves. And, fewer armed citizens makes it
for less dangerous working conditions for the career criminals.
Re: "And to think here in Utah we want fewer gun restrictions?"Yeah, we do.This incident shows why.The individual
involved was already restricted by law from possessing the gun he used. He was
already restricted from pointing it at a police officer. He was already
restricted from running away and resisting arrest.In other words,
since laws are simply not important to him, no new law could possibly affect his
behavior in the slightest. Only that of the rest of us.Why, then,
the shrill liberals demands that we be denied the tools to respond to the acts
of people like him? Particularly in the face of proof positive -- like this case
and thousands more like it -- that criminals will continue predations against us
until confronted by an armed citizen?Note that it was only AFTER
being confronted by an armed responder that this malefactor threw down his
weapon and ran away. The happy ending was procured by force of arms.NOT by being restricted.
Just a happy Utah gun owner openly carrying.
Yes, one old man -- which is why it is a good thing that a good guy was nearby
who also was openly carrying. The Real Maverick"And
to think here in Utah we want fewer gun restrictions?"Obviously
you missed the point. "Gun restrictions" didn't "restrict"
this criminal from carrying a gun, did it. Hence the value of
allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.