From the article:
Police said the 38-year-old shot his neighbor John Rota in the stomach Friday when they got into an argument over the disposal of leaves near their Randolph homes.There are no details in the article except that the shooter was charged and plead not guilty. That's not what caught my attention about the article.
What did catch my attention was the way the LWM in Boston had to get their little left wing bias into action here:
Rota told police that Leonard always carried his gun, even when cutting the lawn or playing with the kids in the yard.What is wrong with that?
You can count on the LWM to get bent out of shape at the thought of a person carrying a firearm while playing with their children. The very idea that one of the unwashed masses might be able to protect their children is scandalous to many "reporters". Here is a news flash for the "reporter" - many people carry guns while playing with their children. Some people out here in flyover country take their kids hunting when they are very young.
I can see the headlines now:
OH NO!! Man Lets His Children Murder Bambi!!!
Somewhere in the article would be the line "Sources say that he always carried a gun, even when letting his children shoot helpless animals."
You should always carry a gun. Carrying a gun and knowing how to use it well are basic obligations for any parent. How can you protect your children from some of the various threats they may encounter if you aren't armed and trained? I guess you could be like the silly girl in Texas who had to use billiard balls because she didn't have a firearm.
My suggestion is to always carry a gun and always try to avoid having to use it on a person. Tasty animals are another story.