Friday, October 17, 2008

Shalosh seudah with a federal marshal

By chance, I had shalosh seudah (the third meal) with a federal sky marshal and pilot for a small domestic airline. I asked him about gun bans. He replied that any criminal who practices street crime and home burglary/robbery would much prefer to work in an area with an unarmed populace (with a gun ban in force, like Chicago) than in an area with an armed populace (where gun possession is legal). He believes such criminals gravitate toward areas with gun bans.
Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) repeatedly promised Virginians he didn’t want to take away their guns. I wish he would say the same to Chicagoans. But he doesn’t want to embarrass his good friend and supporter Mayor Richard J. “No Guns in Chicago” Daley.

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