A toddler who slipped outside through a doggie door was mauled to death by her family’s seven dogs in the backyard while the attack went unnoticed by child’s mother and other relatives inside their home, a southeast Georgia sheriff said Thursday….Relatives told investigators the dogs that mauled the child were essentially family pets — a mother dog and six offspring from a litter she had about 16 months ago, the sheriff said.
The dogs had their own doggie doors that let them come in and out of the house as they pleased. The family told deputies the dogs had never attacked a person, though one of them might have killed a cat, Smith said. He said relatives insisted the toddler would play with the dogs and even “use them as pillows while watching TV.”
Smith said the dogs looked healthy and well-fed, and investigators found no signs they were being used as fighting dogs by their owners.
Very interesting story, given that the dogs don’t appear to have been abused, the reason there were seven dogs is that their bitch had pups, and the doggie door implies the dogs are socialized with humans, yet we have this.
A) The Militia is NOT the National Guard! And further to say that somehow members of the US Military have the right to keep and bear arms is just as foolish. Does he think that all the trained US Soldiers who were gunned down in Fort Hood simply decided that a rifle or pistol was simply too heavy that day? No! They were NOT ALLOWED to keep and bear arms while on base unless specifically designated by orders.
This is like saying slaves or prisoners are free….they just WANT to be sitting in that cell, or working in that field.
B) “Inaccurate”? It seems Lawrence thinks there was only one gun in existence in 1776, and that was the Brown Bess Musket. Yeah the smooth-bore musket could really only be accurate at glorified handgun ranges…still we had guns like the Kentucky Rifle which was used for both utilitarian things like pest control and hunting, but also for military sharpshooters. The musket was vastly faster to load, so people accepted the compromise in accuracy for speed of fire.
C) Let’s talk speed of fire! Two guns that came to mind that were contemporary to the 2nd Amendment drafting. This repeating Air Rifle that fed from a 20 round tubular magazine, and the Puckle Gun which was one of the first rapid-fire arms of the time.
The smugness really comes from O’Donnel’s idea that the founding Fathers assumed the world would ALWAYS be like 1776. Ironic given that we’re watching a national TV broadcast over the internet.
This is like saying that in the 80s we could never conceive a cellular telephone that could fit in a pocket! Or that it might have multimedia capabilities.
Or maybe my GRANDPARENTS were thinking that when they read Dick Tracy in the news papers.
The idea that somehow the founding fathers couldn’t conceive that a rifle like the AR-15 (which itself is over 50 years old, and builds off of technology over 100 years old) would ever exist, even when very crude guns with aspects of its function existed at the time.
Of course he also claims that the Militia is the National Guard, and if you’re an active duty serviceman or woman you somehow have rights pertaining to your issue gun(s) is a pretty loaded bill of goods, given that six seconds on the internet (that the founding Fathers NEVER could have imagined….so maybe it should be banned?) can prove false.
Hey but if he says it we should believe it, right? These are the people demanding we give our freedom to them!
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.
A statement from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old Tiara Drake wanted some of a relative’s cheese on Friday, but the woman refused to share.
The sheriff’s office said Drake awakened before the rest of the family the next morning and used detergent, window cleaner and a household cleanser to poison the cheese. The rest of the family made breakfast with the cheese and began eating it before one of them determined it was tainted.
Thankfully nobody was harmed, still you can quickly see how access to poisons and communal foods can be vastly more dangerous than firearms. Also shows it isn’t the tool, its the will to kill.
A San Francisco bacon restaurant, fittingly called “Bacon Bacon,” was forced to shut its door on Friday after neighbors complained that the “porcine aroma” wafting from the establishment was too strong.
According to the San Francisco Examiner, neighbors also alleged the store was illegally dumping bacon grease into the sewers and the restaurant lacked the proper health permits to operate the business.
The restaurant may be able to secure a permit and resume operations, but a hearing cannot be held until July, so for now the restaurant will remain closed.