Because if ordinary people are allowed to carry guns, there will be a lot more news items like this…
An apparent booze-fueled dispute over loud music between two groups at a Chino campground over the weekend escalated to the point where men from both sides drew guns and opened fire.
It’s those damn redneck inbred white hillbillies, bitterly clinging to their guns and religion while compensating for their small dicks! I’m telling you, if we allow these people to just pack heat anywhere they want we’ll be seeing a lot more of this sort of thing.
↑ A completely typical encounter with an untrained civilian gun owner↑
This is why the monopoly on violence needs to be held by police officers. Police are picked! Police are trained! Police are…
Wait. I’m sorry, what?
It turns out that the rival gun-toting campers were both Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies.
Authorities suspect the off-duty cops learned they were colleagues only after their campground showdown.
Chino police officers were called to Prado Regional Park early Sunday morning. They arrested the deputies — Dejay Barber, 44, and Matthew Rincon, 24 — on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm.
Well, but still! See, even should there be isolated incidents where a few bad apples might misbehave, they’re held to a higher standard so strict administrative punishment will immediately justify the public’s confidence and dependence on…
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said both deputies have been relieved of duty with pay.
Oh. So…no punishment. Well.
Yeah, but…isolated inci…
This isn’t the first time in recent years that violence has broken out between deputies from the agency. (rattles off at least four appalling incidents in very recent history)
Wanna bet it’s illegal to be armed and drunk, too? Nevermind being drunk and shooting. And another thing, since when is purposely firing considered a negligent discharge? Unless yer a cop, that is.
It dawned on me not too long ago, embarrassingly enough, that the arguments of the victim-disarmament crowd make a whole lot more sense if you simply judge all private gun owners to be exactly and completely like most cops: the behavior, the attitudes, the performance record, everything. Viewed in that light, forcible disarmament is damn near understandable.
(Still a red herring, though, of course, since the problem still isn’t the guns, it’s the impunity. And let’s face it: anyone who can’t distinguish “violence” and “aggression” isn’t going to be able to functionally grok the concept of accountability, either.)
Heh. Looks like cookies must have cleared, or something. “Anon 1525” above was me.
Heh…I like your writing style there.Just shows that people quick to jump to conclusions often miss the real story.But if you read the whole thing,you’ll find out ” the rest of the story”.
Got as far as “… damn redneck inbred…”, and figured it would be cops. The stories I could tell about my own department way back when…
But those unfamiliar with cops (one in particular… gods, Francis was scary) and guns would just assume they were OTT, less-than-accurate, fairy tales.
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