A 7-year-old boy who was allegedly shot in the head by a couple who thought he and three other people were trespassing on their property died Saturday, authorities said.The Gun Guys describe the incident like this:
Donald Coffey Jr. died Saturday morning at a Houston hospital, less than two days after the boy was struck in the head by shotgun pellets, Sheriff's Cpl. Hugh Bishop said.
Sheila Muhs and her husband, Gayle Muhs, both 45, were charged with second-degree felony counts of aggravated assault in the shootings Thursday. They were being held at Liberty County Jail with bail set at $25,000 each and had not yet retained an attorney, Bishop said.
There are some gun owners who have a blood lust, ready and willing to shoot and kill other people, including children, for seemingly mindless reasons and just to prove that they can decide who lives and dies.
I've described this very phenomenon as being "trigger happy." I like "blood lust" too. I'm not convinced the Gun Guys have identified the true motives though. I don't know it it's "for seemingly mindless reasons and just to prove that they can decide who lives and dies." At least I don't think that's all of it.
Recently we had lengthy discussions about Ladon Jones, whom I described as "trigger happy" for the simple reason I didn't believe his story that his life was in lethal danger. I figured his motive was one of meting out the just punishment to criminal scum that dared to attempt stealing from him. Not everyone saw it that way, granted, including the authorities.
This case is different, at least it's a little different. The Muhs couple is being held on second-degree aggrivated assaault. The authorities were quick to add that the charges could be increased to murder, but being Texas, I suppose they could be lowered to, what, disorderly conduct?
These people are trigger happy and blood lusting and they shot a kid in the head because he failed to heed their warning, not a verbal warning prior to firing, but a posted one on their property.
"Trespassers will be shot. Survivers will be reshot!! Smile I will."
Any long time readers of this blog might recognize the wording of that sign. Our former commenter, Tom, boasted of having one very similar on his property, also in Texas. He and about half-a-dozen other commenters, who always supported his sentiments, are the first to support these despicable attitudes, which to me seem better adapted to our troglodyte ancestors.
Lawful gun owners, who are secure in the fact that they're responsible people, need not react badly to my assertions. But they often do just that - react badly. Maybe they're not as responsible as they claim to be or not as secure in the fact that they ought to be. I don't know.
I assert there are too many trigger happy and blood lusting gun owners out there. I don't think it 50%, but I don't think it's one-tenth of 1% either. I assert that the lawful gun owners who defensively protect people like this, by denying they exist or by defending their actions, are part of the problem. That's another way the law-abiding gun owner shares in the guilt.
What's your opinion? Did you see the photos of the Muhs couple? What do you think is wrong with them? Do you think the second-degree assault charge was just a formality in order to effectively give them a slap on the wrist?
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