Reasonably good coverage of a citizen defense story. Even though the father didn’t intend on killing the perp (or so it seems), it appears law enforcement at least acknowledges that deadly force was justified. But I take issue with the victim’s statement that it was a “lose-lose” situation. Yes, the perp and his family lost. But the victimized family, without a doubt, won. Emotional trauma? Sure. A little sadness at taking a human life, possibly for the first time? Absolutely. But, Mr. McNally, you won. You won your daughter’s life and likely your own as well. And, you won your dignity.
But then, as the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. (For all you young’ns out there, clocks used to have ‘hands’ that pointed at static numbers on a circle of numbers 1-12.)
According to an article referenced in John Sigler’s TownHall article, Obama is quoted as saying:
National legislation will prevent other states’ flawed concealed-weapons laws from threatening the safety of Illinois residents.
in a February 20, 2004 Chicago Tribune story.
What I agree with is the first part of that. Let’s have national legislation that codifies the incorporation of the Second Amendment against the states. Part of that should be elminating states flawed conceal-weapons laws on the books and just, by golly, getting out of the way of citizens exercise of their God given right to bear arms. Vermont style.