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Is High Court Poised to Disarm the Lawful?
posted March 24, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – The Supreme Court of the
United States is considering a lawsuit brought by a Washington, D.C.,
man and others who want to preserve the right to keep a handgun in
their homes for protection against the nation’s increasingly brazen
I am hopeful that the high court will safeguard this precious right of
our citizens to defend themselves against those who come in the night
to rob and often kill homeowners and their kin.
While I am hopeful, I must confess to being apprehensive. The
court justices include David Souter, Stephen Breyer, John Paul
Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who tend to agree with the social
agenda of the liberal elite of our country.
Breyer is a special case. He actually believes our constitutional laws
should at times be subservient to foreign laws, and in doing so reminds
me this nation has had to endure a lot of fools in courtrooms large and
I remind all that those who sit in our highest courts and our wealth
liberals enjoy privileges we ordinary people don’t have, thus they have
no reason to fear the predators that stalk our streets.
High court justices cannot be fired except for the most egregious
behavior, their salaries are guaranteed forever, they get the best
government services available and they can jail anyone they
please. They live in gated communities with armed guards on alert as
they sleep, they go to work in chauffeured limousines and they travel
in guarded circles.
Who needs a gun with that kind of security?
The weapons ownership case now before the court is the first real test
of a citizen’s right to protect his or her life against the forces of
evil flourishing in our society. The government entity behind this
challenge to individual security is Washington, D.C., the most
outrageous place on the planet.
Our nation’s capital enjoys the distinction of being overrun by thugs
and lawbreakers who would like nothing more than to see its law-abiding
residents stripped of the right to protect themselves. The criminals
are not only out on the streets, some even work for the city. Recently
I read where a large number of Washington’s civil servants were accused
of selling tax breaks and padding expense accounts.
What a lovely place!
The gun ownership case has taken a long time to get to the high court.
Some thirty years ago the Washington governing council enacted a law
banning the possession of handguns by the capitol’s residents. Even
long guns, rifles and shotguns, have to be kept disassembled and under
lock and key. Meanwhile, Washington’s never-ending population of
criminals are conducting their own arms race. It is an unfair fight, to
say the least.
A fact that liberals won’t talk about is despite the no-gun for the
law-abiding law, Washington is the most dangerous city in America. Its
annual per capita murder rate exceeds the battlefields of Iraq, or most
anywhere else. Washington’s rulers, like all elitists, never learn.
A few days before I began to write this piece two college coeds were
slain on, of all places, the very campuses where they went to prepare
for their life’s work. In both cases, they were shot to death by thugs
seeking money. A thug may be worthless in a classroom, but most are
smart enough to know that college students have cash in their pockets
and most of them have ATM cards.
The ATM machine is the greatest gift our banking system has given to
the criminal element. I have never used one, nor do I intend to ever
While the high court is pondering the right to bear arms issue it would
be wise to consider three separate murders-for-money that occurred
recently and took from among us the best and brightest in our society.
Lauren Burk, a freshman at Auburn University, was the first to die. She
was shot to death while walking to her campus dormitory room. Courtney
Lockhart, her alleged killer, now sits in an Alabama jail after being
caught with Miss Burk’s possessions. The defense at his capital
punishment trial probably will attempt to show that he found Miss
Burk’s belongings while out for a walk.
Lockhart is betrayed by his background, and he is a real gem. He was
described as a bully while in elementary and high schools where he
entertained himself by picking on weaker students. He went into the
Army but was kicked out with a dishonorable discharge after attacking a
sergeant. He then took his talents to the streets, and there he found
the poor little coed.
Lockhart’s trial could be attended by such stalwart defenders of
justice as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Qannel 10, spokesman for the
New Black Panther Party. These three remind me of buzzards, circling a
carcass while ranting and raving about civil rights and justice. They
all are veterans of campaigning for the Jena 6, where cash
contributions supposedly to pay for defending some more thugs has
turned up missing. Such is life among the dens of thieves!
In North Carolina, the stupidity of the average garden variety thug
helped law enforcement officers track down the killers of Eve Carson, a
North Carolina University senior and student body president, and at
nearby Duke University a young man named Abhijit Mahato, an exchange
student from India who was only 24 but working on his doctorate.
Miss Carson‘s life was snuffed out for her money, her car and her ATM
Card. She was on the way to work in her campus office in the early
morning hours. Thieves and murderers generally sleep all day and stay
up all night, meaning they were near their time to turn in for the day
when they found Miss Carson.
Authorities tracked down her accused killer, Lawrence Lovett, because
he was stupid enough to have his picture taken while sitting in Miss
Carson’s car and using her ATM card at a drive-in window. The cops also
nabbed Lovett’s buddy, Dimario Atwater, at the same time. Lovett was
not limited to street ambushes. Shortly after his arrest he and another
punk, Stephen Oates, were arrested in the killing of Mahato in his
dormitory room on the Duke campus.
Let me pause here to say that Lockhart, Lovett, Atwater and Oates have
no association with the halls of higher learning, but these skunks know
who has the money and who is the most vulnerable. And they know how to
extract it from the wallets and bank accounts of their victims. In
their world you kill people first, then go through their purses and
The slayings of Miss Burk, Miss Carson and Mahato are difficult to take
for the most caring among us, and it is a horror that will last a
lifetime for the grieving relatives who will never be able to shake off
the trauma and mental agony thrust upon them.
The families of Miss Burk, Miss Carson and
Mahato will suffer on these
anniversaries each year.
Just as repugnant for me and other taxpayers is the certainty that
law-abiding, decent and compassionate people will have to fork over
thousands upon thousands of dollars to lawyers who will try to get
these skunks off the hook. I can see the lawyers now building up
insanity defenses, or trying to claim they were somewhere else when
foul play was afoot..
I am from the Judge Roy Bean school of
justice, meaning I would tie
ropes around the necks of these b-------s and drag them behind a pickup
truck until there is little left to bury. Even then it would take a
mighty strong buzzard to pick at the bones of these stinking scumbags.
Lockhart, Lovett and all the others like them remind me of the reason I
dropped my opposition to abortion years ago. If they had been aborted
their victims would be alive and well today. I hope the Supreme Court
will take into account the need for good people to carry a firearm to
protect themselves from street rats like these.
I have a gun and I don’t plan to give it up, no matter what the Supreme
Court says about the Second Amendment. So Breyer, Souter, Ginsberg,
Stevens (the court’s most liberal members) and any other idiot judge
who bans the right of law-abiding people to protect themselves from the
scum can go directly to Hell.
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