April 22, 2007

EVEN DEMOCRATS DON'T NEED TO BE RETAUGHT THE LESSON OF '94:

Tragedy that has Capitol Hill running scared of gun laws (ALEX MASSIE, 4/22/07, Scotland on Sunday)

WHEN A former Miss America was confronted by a thief in her Kentucky barn last week, the plucky 82-year-old knew just how to react. Venus Ramey, whose figure adorned Second World War B52 bombers, pulled out her .38 calibre handgun, leaned on her walking frame to steady her aim and coolly shot out the tyres of the startled intruder's getaway vehicle. She then held him at gunpoint, flagged down a motorist to raise the alarm and calmly waited until the sheriff arrived.

The story was celebrated as an example of the unquenchable American frontier spirit and the inalienable constitutional right to defend hearth and home with firearms.

Coming just a few days after South Korean student Cho Seung-Hui used a handgun to slay 32 fellow students and teachers on the campus of Virginia Tech, there can be no clearer example of America's schizophrenia towards gun control.


Given that the Constitution enunciates a political right to bear arms, and the hostility of the public to gun control, aren't we just phrenic?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 22, 2007 6:53 AM
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Second World War B-52's?
Sounds like these Scots need to work on their google-fu.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 22, 2007 10:09 AM
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