Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Only Ones" Confiscating Enough*

Courtesy of David Codrea of the War on Guns comes this delicious irony from
William Griggs posting at Lew Rockwell.

It seems that that the arms collection of one Gregory Girard of Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts was confiscated after his wife complained to police that he believed that martial law was imminent. Quote:

Granted, the invocation of that cliche is part of the familiar gun-grabber liturgy, but it doesn’t apply here, since the “weaponry” referred to was never on the “street” to begin with. It consisted of several firearms legally purchased by 45-year-old Gregory D. Girard, a computer consultant whose wife — was her maiden name Morozov, perchance? — told the authorities about her husband’s supposedly alarming view that martial law is imminent.

Since it is unacceptable for people to believe that government agents will carry out paramilitary raids to confiscate firearms, a paramilitary force was sent to Girard’s home to confiscate his firearms.
Those weapons are now “safely” in the hands of the most dangerous criminal element in any society — the people who pull triggers and commit other acts of violence on behalf of the political class.
The emphasis is mine. Go read the whole thing and savor the irony.

* The title borrows David Codrea's meme "Only Ones" because I am not clever enough to have thought of it. If the title seems vaguely reminiscent of a Codrea post, well what can I say but that imitation is the highest form of flattery...(sitting here red faced.)

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