Sunday, August 1, 2010

Georgia Man Kills Ex-Girfriend

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the latest domestic abuse killing.

A Calhoun man was hospitalized in police custody Friday after allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend to death and wounding two teens before being shot by police.

The scene unfolded Thursday evening across the northern edges of Gordon County, 70 miles north of Atlanta, where 38-year-old Paul Buchannon led county sheriff’s deputies on a hunt that ended near Hill City.

The article goes on explain that he'd already "had prior domestic violence-related arrests." Does that mean that they may not have resulted in convictions and that he was not a disqualified person?

Either way, the gun availability in Georgia is the problem. Oftentimes, dangerous people like this are not disqualified by the "draconian" laws, and if they are they can easily arm up by asking a friend or relative for a gun.

The solution: much stricter laws concerning gun acquisition and gun ownership. It's a no brainer.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. I almost agree with you, MikeB.

    If you think guns are the problem and that restricting access to guns will stop criminals from hurting and killing people, there are definitely no brains involved in that conclusion.

  2. No one ever said restricting guns would "stop criminals from hurting and killing people." That's you putting words in my mouth and then acting like I said them.

    Why do you do that? Why can't you simply address the points we do make, you know, the idea that gun availability increases the damage.