atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6161: Play stupid games etcetera

If you break into someone's home, you're asking to be shot. Typical: kid--with three others around his age--breaks into a house, only it turns out that someone is home and armed with an AR-15. He's shot dead and the other two are wounded and of course the kid's grandfather is complaining about it.
"Brass knuckles against an AR-15, come on, who was afraid for their life," said Schumacher.
So, let's look at this for a moment.

You're home alone, and three young men are breaking into your house. You don't know what their intentions are nor do you know if they're armed, but all three are dressed in black, head to toe. Tell me: do you say, "Hey, none of them has a gun, so I'm safe"?

The man who shot these three idiots made the right choice. Further, he confronted them and exchanged words with them before firing a shot--sounds to me as if he told them to leave, and they didn't.

If someone points a gun at you and tells you to get out, get out.

If I'm faced with home invaders, three of them against me, two of them armed, you bet I want a gun to hand, and you bet I shoot the instant any of them makes a threatening move. I don't care if they're "only" armed with a knife and brass knuckles.

Can't fault the guy who did the shooting, here, not even a little.

* * *

The decline and fall of Doctor Who. Yet another person who gave up when they made the Doctor into a woman.

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They're predicting snow for tonight, and tomorrow. Doesn't sound like a lot of snow, but in April any snow is just about too much.

Last night, as I was making a nocturnal trip to the can, it occurred to me that in a few months I'll be able to open the front door and enjoy warm fresh air, rather than freezing cold fresh air. The idea of being able to go outside in nothing but a tee shirt and shorts seems impossible.

Well, summer will be here before we know it, anyway.

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