Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Veteran Shot Dead for Not Giving Up Gun

Grandpa, veteran and gun enthusiast John Schaefer was shot dead by a policeman when he refused to hand over his gun on his own property. Reports the Statesman:

Schaefer called 911 about 7:20 a.m. to report that he had shot and killed a pit bull that attacked him, Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference that morning.
Officers asked dispatchers to call Schaefer back and tell him to put his gun in the house before officers arrived. He refused, Acevedo said, and he refused again when officer Jonathan Whitted got to the residence and asked Schaefer to hand over the pistol he saw tucked in his waistband.
When Whitted went to take the gun, Schaefer pulled it out and aimed it at the officer, Acevedo said. Whitted then shot and killed Schaefer.

Neighbors, including one man who said he witnessed the incident, said they heard two shots.
Lt. Ely Reyes said Friday that it’s not unusual for an officer to separate an unknown person from a firearm when responding to a situation, even if that person is legally allowed to carry a weapon.
If officers pull over someone who has a concealed handgun license, for example, and learn that a gun is in the vehicle, they often ask the person to step outside to check for a weapon, he said.
But after hearing Acevedo’s explanation of what happened Friday, two neighbors questioned whether it was wrong for Schaefer to hold onto his gun on his own property.

Now some will say you should always do what the man in a uniform tells you to do that's just the way it is. But people like that are brainwashed statists who need a dose of Americanism. What ever happened to shoot to wound? Lesson learned here: don't call the police for something like a dead dog, or you might be on their menu.

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