Monday, August 31, 2009

Why a Gun is Better than 9-1-1

There is this underlying idea that the police will always arrive to save the day when needed. I have nothing against the police. But please understand, their uniform does not come equipped with capes and the power of flight. They are human and only part of a segment (911 operators, dispatchers, officers, paramedics) made up entirely of humans.

This is a gut-wrenching story. The kind I hate to read. But it must be read.

Woman's frantic 911 call helps convict her killer

JayG, of MARooned, said it best: "...because given the choice between a Motorola and a Glock, I'll take the one that dispenses 230 grain justice over the one that plays "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" when it gets an incoming call every time."

Just because it's graphic and stark does not make it false. Violence is violence. Passively putting my defense in someone else's hands will not change that.

Hat tip to JayG, by way of The Breda Fallacy.

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