Tuesday, January 13, 2009


We think: It's risky, but citizens have right to fight back against criminals

With some criminals able to skate through the judicial system without major consequences, life on the streets is getting more and more dangerous.

For them.

Average Joes and Janes have served notice they don't intend to stand by and let crime spin out of control. In Central Florida, a series of recent incidents is proving that people are taking a proactive -- and perfectly legal -- approach to protecting themselves and others.

In Ocoee, a customer shot and killed a robber at a convenience store. The customer was leaving the store when he noticed someone suspicious. He went back inside when he heard a clerk screaming for help, and used a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol to kill the thief.

What a ridiculous article. On the on hand Orlando Sentinel readership is so far down that they have stopped "endorsing Presidential candidates" and are tacitly endorsing the right of a law-abiding citizen to defend themselves, but on the other hand say "Leave it to the professionals" when using a firearm because "someone could get hurt." Yeah, the one to get hurt is the moron whose stupid enough to break into my house and face my giant German Shepherd then a 357 Magnum right between his eyes. Gee! Thanks a lot Orlando Sentinel for giving me permission to exercise my 2nd amendment rights. Why don't you now advocate for a genuine tax break for us all and an end of these stupid bailout plans.


Tom said...

They must have taken real heat on the endorsement thing. I was a subscriber until they backed Kerry and I told two salesman hawking the paper that I wouldn't financially support an institution that publicly backed a man who slandered the troops. One guys said, "Hey Man. I'm just trying to save you money with the Sunday coupons."

Before Trish got her present job she was finalist for a position at the Sentinel. She had a good media background. She spent a year working at a paper in Iowa and 7 years working at a magazine. One of the things that she had to do for the interview was design an insert for a new youth section that they wanted to put into the weekend paper. She also had to provide a ton of design work. She met the team and they liked her. She met the potential boss and they got along great. A day later the potential boss called and said that she wanted to hire Trish, but her boss wanted someone who spoke Spanish, even though the job didn't require it. Some sort of quota they needed in the office. Trish went on to a better job and a few months later we opened the paper and the youth section appeared just as Trish had designed it.

What I love about the media meltdown is that they have always been able to insulate themselves from the real world because the paper was such a community necessity. Now that we have other outlets, their political correctness is coming back to bit them in the a--.

Dude said...

Good point, Tom. Even Sunday coupons won't convince the half that votes the other way to pay for news they don't agree with when the internet connection they already have gets them better news faster. Newspapers that aren't "The Paper of Record" are going the way of the buggy whip during this recession.

E said...

The only time I ever read a newspaper is when I get a free one outside my hotel room door, and each time it reminds me why I don't read the newspaper.

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