Thursday, September 27, 2012

Child Abusing Gun Owner Shoots Cops then Himself

The LA Times reports

The shooting of two San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies may have occurred as the deputies sought to arrest a Lakeside man Tuesday in connection with a case of suspected child abuse.

The deputies were wounded in a brief confrontation in an apartment in Lakeside, a blue-collar community in eastern San Diego County.

A young woman who identified herself as the girlfriend of the suspect told NBC7, the NBC affiliate in San Diego, that the deputies had gone to her boyfriend's apartment after she reported to them that she had found sexually explicit pictures of him and her 8-year-old daughters.

The woman told reporter Diana Guevara that she saw her boyfriend shoot the deputies and then shoot himself. She said she was unaware of the conditions of the three.
You know the rule, if there's no mention of a gun charge it's safe to assume he was a lawful gun owner, which illustrates one of our major premises.  Gun owners suffer from all the ills that afflict people at large, many of which make them unfit to own guns.

Whether it be alcohol abuse or drug addiction or depression or even child abuse, gun owners suffer from these things at exactly the same rate as the general population. So, we can dismiss categorically the absurd idea that gun owners are somehow safer and more responsible.  They're not.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. 1. The story didn't give much about what the shooter will be charged with. There's nothing safe to assume here, since he was being arrested for suspicion of a specific crime, but that doesn't exclude him from being charge with other offenses soon. Mikeb, you always jump to conclusions before the story is finished.

    2. Child abuse and substance abuse often go together. Your nonsense about percentages neglects to take into account that those categories aren't mutually exclusive. A person can fit into several types of bad gun owner, which throws off your numbers.

    3. This was in Brady paradise, California. It's another example of the failure of gun control, but you want more. You're like an addict chasing a new high after the old one wears off.

    1. "Child abuse and substance abuse often go together."

      Whaaat? Don't you ever tire of putting forth nonsense and pretending it's fact?

      My overlapping categories were corrected by cutting the final scores in half and in some cases half again.

  2. Did I read the headline correctly? A child was abusing a gun owner, then he shot some cops and ended up shooting himself.
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