Who is Liberty?

Plaxico Burress and His Evil Gun

Posted in happiness, Protecting Yourself by Christopher Sarda on January 8, 2010

“The defendant took an unholstered, loaded pistol into a crowded nightclub, accidentally firing it with one hand while holding his drink in the other,” he said. “This extreme and reckless disregard for safety is what New York’s gun laws were designed to prevent.”  This is was said by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. according to espn.com

Mr. Vance unfortunately definitely isn’t Liberty.  It interests me that New York’s gun laws are designed for ‘prevention’.  They obviously don’t work.  New York City is one of the most dangerous places in the US, and Mr. Burress, although an idiot, is someone who’s an actual earner in this little country of ours, not some criminal mastermind or drunken hooligan.

So this is basically what happens.  A state has draconian gun laws in order to protect its citizens.  Yet it is one of the most dangerous places in the country and Mr. Burress, who really should have known he was in totalitarian state, had a gun to protect: himself.  For this an earner, someone who made peoples lives better with his skills, someone who did his part to make our country’s favorite game better, now goes from giving hundreds of thousands of dollars into the system, to costing us a hundred thousand dollars to house in a prison.

And all the while, the NY district attorney says that New York’s gun laws are there to prevent gun crime!  Plaxico should be held responsible for anything that could have gone wrong, but the point is that New York laws designed to prevent gun crime in the name safety, didn’t prevent anything at all and all the public got in return was an expense rather than an account receivable.

I do know a DA that got himself some press and maybe a nomination as a democratic candidate in the future though.

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