A Florida man killed an unarmed door to door salesman for stepping his property yesterday, shooting him once in the shoulder and once in the back of the head. Police reportedly found 14 firearms inside the shooter's home. Watch it.
Perhaps the Fuller Brush salesman should have collective bargained for full Kevlar body armor or open carry an assualt rifle with a 100 round ammo can and this terrible tragedy would have never happened - not! they would have shot each other. It is ironic that the actor that played Moses in Exodus and received the 10 Commandments from God written in stone, including the one that is everybody's favorite that reads "thou shall not kill", would become President of the NRA and launch it on it's demise from a respected and valuable national educational and safety institution to it's present state as the voice of madness for the gun profiteers for a mere $38.9M annually. I feel sorry for all of the good, decent, and responsible gun owners that actually love our country that are being negatively affected by the mania of the latest NRA regime. Seriously, scoring votes on baseless contempt charges against the top law enforcement officer of the United States of America brought by a congressnut that got his start in life commiting auto theft and arson felonies and supported by tea baggers intent on "starving the beast" and flushing it down the drain - i.e. our government. When I replay the iconic vision of Heston holding up his rifle and screaming FREEDOM I have to ask "Freedom for who? - the criminally insane, people on the terrorists watch list, and the chronically inadeqaute and/or paranoid. Or ask "How about a little FFREEDOM to go to the theatre, the holocaust museum, Virginia Tech, an Amish elementary school, a Unitarian childrens play, a Congressperson's meet and greet, or nearly any other imaginable public event or place without losing your FREEDOM fovever!
7/28/2012 12:00:01 PM
Keep weapons out of the hands of criminals with common sense gun laws
7/28/2012 11:59:13 AM
I still believe we need to start using the term Gun Responsibility in ditch the phrase Gun Control..........start using terms like reasonable common sense gun laws that protect people from criminals with easy access to weapons.....................
7/28/2012 11:57:05 AM
I agree it should be Pro-Gun Responsibility instead of Gun Control...........if your against gun responsibility it should be labeled your for gun irresponsibility instead of reasonable common sense gun laws that protect the public...................why make it easy for criminals to get their hands on assault weapons?.................can you imagine if a shoot-out happened in a crowded public place with automatic weapons?????..........just think of all the innocent people who would get caught in the crossfire?????????.........a shoot out in a dark movie theater???
7/28/2012 9:26:50 AM
The psychosis of gunlust has gone too far in the USA. It is like a wild west shoot-em-up on the mean streets of the USA. We look like fools to the rest of the industrialized world.
The thrust must be toward GUN RESPONSIBILITY laws. Apparently those insulated fools in congress are in an unholy alliance with the NRA - and 2nd amendment related laws will not even get brought to the floor.
Work smarter - GUN RESPONSIBILITY laws. My direction would be toward pre-emptive action, as you cannot bring someone back to life after they have been shot to death.
They way I would market it - if you are not for GUN RESPONSIBILITY - then you support IRRESPONSIBLE access to guns by criminals and mentally unbalanced people.
I have never seen so many paranoid people - as those with gun lust. They scare the hell out of me.... and they like it that way!
7/27/2012 5:11:49 PM
The Florida law is so ambiguous it can be abused in a way that a shooter can kill an innocent victim & then hide behind the law................wouldn't want to be a salesperson, Jehovah's Witness, have a paper route or be selling girl-scout cookies door to door in Florida.
7/27/2012 5:03:02 PM
Does that mean: "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed" really means: "the right of the people to keep and bear flintlock rifles & pistols shall not be infringed".............not bazookas & Assault Rifles????
7/27/2012 5:00:06 PM
When this was written "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed".............modern technology at that time was the flintlock mechanism..........what does that tell you?
7/27/2012 3:22:00 PM
Rex, Well said. The comedian Chris Rock basically said the same thing. Forget the guns, make the cost of bullets prohibitive. The American ingenuity will have a rise in blacksmiths making bullets in their basements to get around this though. Even someone in Congress getting shot in Arizona did not change the legislature. Now another person in (Maryland?) was out to shoot up his job. This is INSANITY!!!
Linda S Houston
7/27/2012 2:16:26 PM
It takes real leadership to admit this country is descending into the pits of hell with it's gun culture. A real leader recognizes who the real enemy is and which ones keep ending up at the morgue. Unfortunately Florida as well as many states is absolutely devoid of such leadership.
Unfortunately so is my state, Texas. I am afraid the body count is going to continue to go up. How many mass killings and killings of innocent civilians just walking where they have a legal right to will it take to wake people up?
The corporate takeover of our country happened years ago. It has just taken the people many years to figure that out. I consider the NRA part of the corporate takeover because they represent weapons manufacturers who are making billions off of death and destruction.
Google former Houston cop murders oral surgeon. This happened just a few weeks ago. The story even made it to the London Daily Mail. That oral surgeon happened to be my oral surgeon and I was scheduled to have dental surgery in his office 4 days after he was shot and killed by a supposed friend. I came home from work to find a message on my voicemail that my dentist had "passed away" the Friday before. Naturally I am thinking heart attack. Little did I know. The ex cop was mentally unstable and never should have had a gun but had one he did including a concealed weapons permit.
Dr. Holcomb was a wonderful doctor with 32 years of practice, a wife, four children, and several grandchildren. He had been friends with the man for years and had helped him through some tough times. They were supposed to go fishing the next day. No one knows what set the guy off. We'll probably never know.
Some people's lives are never touched by gun violence. Well mine just was a few weeks ago.