In Grand Rapids, a good west-Michigan town, a clerk busted a cap in some punks asses as they were trying to rob him. (I always wanted to write 'busted a cap' in my blog...woo hoo!).
The interest in this story has sparked a lot of local discussion as to whether our 'right to carry' law is helping curb crime. What I find interesting are the people on each side of the debate. You have your people who are generally on the side of freedom of privacy, and freedom of the press and freedom of speech, who are coming down firmly against private ownership of firearms.
Typical liberal hypocricy. Most DemoncRATS whine and piss and moan about freedom of speech (until the speech is given by Anne Coulter), or is deemed offensive by them, but it's just fine to give up your 2nd amendment rights in their eyes.
"It's a dated amendment, we don't need a militia any longer" they tend to say. Well, I have a few thousand folks in New Orleans who would beg to differ. If it wasn't for the few folks who violated the order by Mayor Naggin, more folks probably would have died in the violence. Luckily, they broke his order, and saved their own lives, by chasing off looters.
I just find it interesting that folks feel that they can tell me what kind of guns I need. "You don't need a military-style weapon". Hmm...well, do you NEED to be able to write those silly-assed letters to the editor? Nope, I don't think you do, so we'll be stopping that now. How about holding that waste of time protest? You don't really NEED to have that, we already know your opinion on the matter, thanks for coming by.
See where this is going? The Bill of Rights ain't a smorgasbord folks. Either accept it, or deny it. But you can't pick the ones you like and ignore the ones you don't.