Friday, April 19, 2013
For once there's actually news worthy of the title. These are crazy (read: insane) times we live in. As I write this the news is showing live pics of the cops surrounding the suspected hiding place of Dzhakhar (I'm just gonna henceforth call him "Dizzy") Tsarnaev. He's giving the usual "you'll never take me alive, copper" speech, and I imagine the cops are thinking, "OK, as you wish, ass hole."
What do we know? Just bits and pieces. He and his bro were Muslim, but we don't know if they were radical Muslims. Is this politically motivated? Did they get terrorist training somewhere? Do they have accomplices? Have they set booby-traps elsewhere? All unknown.
But to tie this in with another current hot topic....this is exactly one reason why people should be allowed to own and possess firearms. People in the Boston area have been told to stay home, don't go out for any reason, and if possible to retreat to their basements.
I personally would feel a helluva lot safer if I had my gun with me as a last line of defense in case some nut on the run like Dizzy were to invade my home and threaten my family. I don't need an assault rifle with a hundred-round magazine. My .40 cal H&K is plenty.
If you ever thought that scenario was an absolutely far-fetched possibility, turn on your TV right now. This whole thing is insane. Killing innocent bystanders, knocking off a 7/11 (to draw out the cops and bring things to a head?), tossing more homemade bombs, shootouts....just insane.