Friday, March 25, 2005

The Right to Die? Or the Right to Protect One's Self

Here we have a lovely story: http://www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-brain-damaged-woman-arrest,0,4268134,print.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines

Do not get me wrong, the guy who wanted to steal a gun to "rescue" Terry Schiavo is a nut, and that certainly is not why I am citing this story. Much rather there is one important line, that I cannot help but point out: the store owner "said he then pointed his own gun at Mitchell and ordered him to lie on the ground. But Mitchell fled out the store's back door before police arrived".

Indeed, here we have a clear example of an armed citizen who defended himself and his property against the attack of a thief. In the end, the only one who will be dead is Terry Schiavo, not the store owner, and not anyone else this lunatic may have taken out. Indeed, "an armed Republic is a friendly Republic".

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