Tuesday, November 30, 2004

 

Things Not To Say To A Man With A Gun

Why not start off this list with racial insults?

I in no way wish to defend the actions of Chai Vang, because there is absolutely no excuse whatsoever for what he did. Even if he felt threatened by the insults and by the alledged firing of the first shot, his actions go well beyond the limits of self-defense.

But isn't it just possible that, in this case, a simple lack of courtesy by both parties involved probably lead to the deaths of six people?

It's often been stated that an armed society is a polite society. Perhaps this isn't as self-evident as one would think.

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