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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wither the heat packers?

Sadly, there were no conservative bloggers packing heat at Ward Parkway Mall in Kansas City over the weekend:
Logsdon drove to the shopping center, fatally shot two people in the parking lot and wounded seven others outside the Target where he used to work, then went inside the mall, where he was killed by police, authorities said.

Logsdon's sister, Kathryn Cagg, said he was mentally ill and an alcoholic. She said the family had feared he would commit suicide in October 2005 and had taken him for treatment, but he was released from the treatment after six hours.
We could try to do something about guns, or we could try to do something about mental health care, or both, but this is the USA.

We'll do neither. Or as the NRA might put it:

Guns don't kill people, people kill people, and we don't fund programs for certain kinds of people, so if people keep killing people, it's not our fault, because next time I'll be there with my Model 1938 Red Ryder Lever Action .177 BB Carbine to stop Black Bart.

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