I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I just read the article about the gunman who had AN EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL HISTORY AND WAS OUT ON PAROLE FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. It seems that he killed 3 Oakland officers and seriously wounded another.

So I'm sitting here wondering why he was out in the first place. Who were the ones who released him to prey on society again.

If you have read this blog for a while you might remember the break-in at the funeral home where I almost shot the suspect. Go here for that story. At the time of the break-in he already had been convicted and sentenced to 20 years BUT a local judge had suspended 19 years and 6 months of the sentence. He was out on probation at that time. Now in Virginia if your probation is violated you are SUPPOSE to serve the part of your sentence that was suspended.

Now for the rest of the story...this weekend we stopped a pickup for doing 44 in a 25 MPH zone. The driver begged us not to give him another ticket...seems like he had just wrecked and rolled his truck, was facing another speeding ticket in an adjacent town and was afraid that if we gave him this one it MIGHT violate his probation that he was on for breaking into the funeral home a few years back.

Justice may be blind but sometimes I think she's also deaf and dumb.

Now I understand why some police officers get so burnt out.

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