January 29th, 2013 by Editor
Last Sunday, an 11-year-old boy in Washington D.C. was reportedly attacked by three “pit bulls” and then rescued by a Good Samaritan, who shot one of the dogs, and a bike patrol officer who shot the other two. Now the Good Samaritan may face gun charges if you can believe it, courtesy of D.C.’s ridiculous gun law. Gee, didn’t District of Columbia v. Heller already address D.C.’s unconstitutional gun law and didn’t D.C. lose? And if the 2nd Amendment can be upheld for purposes of self-defense, then what about our moral obligation to protect others? Even the boy’s uncle said the Good Samaritan did the right thing.
Perhaps the prosecution is just posturing because the boy was accidentally shot in the foot (although I have yet to see the media say who shot the boy in the foot, the Good Samaritan, the police officer, or someone else). And I say the boy was “reportedly attacked” by “pit bulls” because lately when the media reports a “pit bull” attack, the dogs in question are often some kind of mastiff. See, it wasn’t enough for them to malign American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Terriers, the dogs heretofore most commonly mislabeled “pit bulls.” No, now “pit bulls” have come to mean 80-100 pound mastiffs too. Read the rest of this entry »