Saturday, November 20, 2010

Boston Fireman Joins the 10% Club

The problem with the 10% club is it's sometimes difficult to identify its members until they do something really stupid. Of course that's the excuse used by the pro-gun crowd to block the very requirements which might help.

In this case, of course, some will be quick to point out that the fireman in question was already breaking laws by having the gun in the first place.  This would somehow remove him from the rest of the lawful gun owners who maintain weapons in the home legally and relegate the poor guy to the world of criminal law-breakers like murderers, crack-dealers and gang members.

I say, anyone with a shred of honesty will admit this guy was more a member of the first group, let's call them the good guys, than he was a member of the second, the bad guys.

Larry Trammell, 56, shot the woman, whom police would not identify, once in the torso with a .38-caliber handgun between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. Trammell told police that he shot the woman inside his home on West Elm Street because he mistook her for a prowler. She had apparently gotten out of bed to use the bathroom.
This story perfectly illustrates what we often say, a gun in the home is more likely to be misused than to be used to save the day.

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