Knocking on someone’s door on Hallowe’en night shouldn’t be a capital crime. A man named Quentin Patrick was home on Hallowe’en night. His porch light was on. When a small group of children and their father came and knocked on the door, Quentin assumed that he was being robbed and shot them down with an automatic assault rifle. He killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded a 9-year-old boy and the boys’ father.
No one should have an automatic assault rifle in the home. Its only purpose is to kill people.
Protecting yourself means increasing the chance that you’ll gun down your family or neighbours.
Oh, yes. Patrick didn’t answer the door: he shot through it, spraying at least 29 rounds into a neighbourhood full of trick-or-treating parents and children.
Hat tip to Greg Laden: “Quentin Patrick: The newest poster boy for gun control.”