Sunday, January 15, 2006

We All Make Our Own Beds

Last Friday Christopher Penley, a 15 year old boy, brought a pellet gun that was painted black to resemble a 9mm handgun to school. Apparently, there was some sort of scuffle for the weapon with another classmate that ultimately caused the young man to take his gun and hide in the lavatory. The school was promptly evacuated, and the authorities were called. After multiple negotiation attempts failed to prompt the student to give up the weapon, the SWAT team cornered him and also demanded he drop the firearm. For inexplicable reasons, Christopher pointed the gun at the surrounding officers and the police opened fire. After being declared brain dead from his injuries on Friday, today he unfortunately passed away. After following this story for the last few days, I am intrigued to see how the aftermath of the incident unfolds. Sure as flies on ... (well you know), every bleeding heart will find their way to any network talk show that will listen, and attempt to use this boy as a martyr to push their gun control agenda. But here is the bottom line; I was raised with guns in my house and still to this day enjoy target shooting. Any gun enthusiast will tell you rule #1. "Never ... ever aim your weapon at something you are not fully prepared to shoot and kill." The police did exactly what they were supposed to ... defend themselves. Besides, nobody made him take the gun to school ... that was his choice. How about putting the accountability where it ultimately belongs ... with Christopher.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Vince said...

Tru Dat

January 15, 2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger JK said...

Vince,

Thanks for stopping by.

January 16, 2006 8:52 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home