Skip to comments.Gun Ownership and People Power
Posted on 01/02/2013 11:33:08 PM PST by expat1000
At a Brady Center event, its Legal Action Project Director asked retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens whether having a right to a cell phone might be a more universal form of self-defense than gun ownership.
Maybe you have some kind of constitutional right to have a cell phone with a pre-dialed 911 number at your bedside, and that might provide you with a little better protection than a gun, which youre not used to using, Justice Stevens mumbled.
Stevens, who often seemed unclear on the difference between a right and an entitlement, had a point. Why bother waiting for the laborious process of using a gun, when you can instantly dial 911 and wait twenty minutes while being murdered for the police to arrive?
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Cell phone empowerment: ....when seconds count, the police are only minutes away....ask any cop whose truthful, they usually arrive at the scene of a crime to collect evidence, not apprehend a suspect. And as for the victim, well you’re the victim, dead or alive.
Only call to 911 worth making is
to re enact the Julia Roberts scene
from sleeping with the enemy.
Cops show up every time to draw a little chalk line around your body and hang pretty yellow tape.
One of the amusing aspects of gun rights is that they give the honest citizenry something else that has been denied them by leftists, nit picking federal judges, other parts of the government and even (bad) policemen: the death penalty for violent criminals.
There are no decades of appeals, no whining that expensive lifetime incarceration is better, not even the snivel that killing someone about to kill you “reduces you to their level”, which is just laughable on its face.
There are no exemptions for the violent criminal being a person of wealth and political connections, able to afford high powered lawyers; all their corruptions, tricks, and gimmicks are meaningless when the violent criminal meets high speed lead pellets.
Nor is there an exemption if the violent criminal is an “oppressed minority”, or a member of a group of them, like a “racial minority homosexual transgender illegal immigrant in a wheelchair.” Doesn’t matter.
They can be sentenced to death. They cannot be pardoned or have their sentence commuted. All the protests, sit-ins, petitions, t-shirts and bumper stickers, and endless MSM editorials disguised as news, don’t matter.
Of course, the person who dispatches them may be scrutinized, and may even be persecuted somewhat by a corrupt agency, such as the Holder Just Us Department, but doesn’t even that persecution pale before the penalty adjudicated for the violent criminal?
Truly it is better to be tried by twelve, even if repeatedly in utter defiance of double jeopardy, fairness or justice, than to be carried by six.
“I, a common man, can do what the entire government, a legion of lawyers, the Mainstream Media, and all manner of socialists do not want me to do. And if I am a good shot, my judgment is without retrial, appeal or pardon. I have sentenced a violent criminal to death, and may God, or whatever he believed in, have mercy on his soul, if he has one.”
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