Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, had said that he would explore the possibility of pardoning Billy the Kid, one of America's most famous outlaws, who was gunned down by Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garret on July 14, 1881.
It turns out there are lots of questions about what actually happened 130 years ago in the wild wild west. But the thing I find fascinating is the fact that descendents of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett are passionate about this, not to mention the fact that Governor Richardson is even considering it. Doesn't he have more important things to do, you know 21st centure things?
It reminds me of the pro-gun folks who keep referring back to the "founding fathers" as the justification for their opinions.
What happened 130 years ago in the South West and what happened 240 years ago on the East Coast has very little do to with us today.
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