June 20, 2010

Sacrificial Lambs

Why do we wait until the sheep have perished to deal with the wolves?

I've not blogged lately, but I have grown weary of reading stories like this, left a comment in the thread, and felt like posting it here to bloom unseen and waste it's sweetness on the desert air.

The story in question is here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_california_restaurant_shooting

It's an all too familiar tale. I will paste my comment below, there is more to say but this gets the gist of it. I've found in my increasing age a passion for certain issues grows, and this is one of them - protecting society for recurring criminal predation. I might expound on it in the future, I might not, but I mean every word of it. If I ever do more in life than merely talk about things that matter, this will be one of those things that drives me to action. My comment is below:

You can never know if concealed carry would have made a difference - probably not, since this was over in a blink of an eye, and the shooter shot himself - the same outcome likely if a CHL holder was present.

But it does show how modern societies failure to understand the nature of crime and human character leads us to continue to allow sociopaths to live among us despite their clear actions showing they are incompatible with society. Unfortunately, they are released back into society until they do something like this - something unforgivable. We need to wake up and see that criminals with extensive records do not reform, do not change, simply continue to victimize society until they do something so heinous we lock them up for good. This insanity has a horrible human cost - in order to salve the conscience of those who refuse to see career criminals as the wolves they are, we sacrifice many sheep.

"Had an extensive criminal record" - there should be no such thing. An extensive criminal record is an indictment of a government that has failed it's single most important function - physical security of the people.

Posted by MEC2 at June 20, 2010 01:33 AM
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