The Mayor of Milwaukee gets beaten with a TIRE IRON…

August 21st, 2009

…and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes the opportunity to write an editorial in favor of gun control……………………………………………………………

Entry Filed under: Gun Control,Media,Milwaukee

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  • 1. capper  |  August 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Probably because people would have died if a gun was involved. Now, no one did. Is that so hard to understand?

  • 2. Dan  |  August 22nd, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Well, if the thug involved died, it really would be no big deal. Maybe to his family, but that’s about it.

  • 3. capper  |  August 22nd, 2009 at 1:58 am

    And what of the woman and her grandchild that were right there? Or would you call that no big deal as well?

  • 4. Dan  |  August 23rd, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Let’s see. A woman who was about to be or was beaten and probably has been beaten in the past and if the thug was not arrested, probably in the future.
    So, my guess, if she had a choice between being beaten and seeing the thug die, my guess, it would be the latter.

  • 5. capper  |  August 23rd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Equal odds are that she or her grandchild would be shot. So what do you think she would, take a risk on getting hit or getting shot?

  • 6. Elliot  |  August 23rd, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    You know what’s weird about theoretical situations?

    It’s not what actually happened!

    Just like it’s weird to editorialize in favor of gun control based on this incident. They probably should have editorialized in favor of tire iron control.

    Oddly enough, I once confronted four thugs with a tire iron in my hand despite being (legally) armed with a concealed pistol. I figured the tire iron might make them think twice and, hell, I could always shoot ’em if it didn’t. ;)

  • 7. capper  |  August 23rd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Elliot, that is the fun of theoretical situations.

    I am glad to see that you learned you didn’t need a gun to defend yourself. I, myself, though would prefer a good, strong and sharp sword.

    But just what the hell do you need a tire iron for? Exactly what kind of wheels are on your chair? :)

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