Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cops Shoot Armed Man

Houston police said they shot Twohig after attempts were made to have him drop his weapon. He suffered several gunshot wounds and was transported to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Twohig is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.

Bicycle officers A. Cantos and H. Lam said they were on patrol when they heard gunshots and saw Twohig standing on a bridge near the park's fountains and pond holding a weapon. When the officers approached the scene and told Twohig to drop his rifle, they said he fired his weapon into the pond and then gestered as if he was intending to commit suicide. Police said Twohig then screamed "shoot me, shoot me" toward the officers.


  1. So, after an incident like this, can we agree this guy loses his current gun collection, and is never allowed to own guns again?

    Or is this guy not crazy enough for the gun loons to go along with keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people?

  2. Dog Gone,

    You do love that term, gun loons, don't you? Surprise: This man broke the law. He fired off a round in the middle of a city. I doubt that it's legal to wander about the sidewalk with a rifle, anyway. He threatened suicide in public. Yup, he deserves to spend some time on a state-funded vacation and to be stripped of his firearms rights.

  3. Oh, so, AFTER the guy tries to kill himself or endanger others it's okay for the state to do something about it? The guys insanity (and that's what it must be to confront police with a loaded weapon) is not a bar in and of itself? Thanks for clearing that up.

  4. Democommie,

    I've been clear about this already. I won't take away someone's rights until he breaks the law. I won't take away rights on suspicion, on the word of some psychobabbler, or because a bureaucrat doesn't like the person. There must be an overt criminal act. Otherwise, we're convicting someone without proof.