Tuesday, February 28, 2012


According to the Brady Center (bradycenter dot org)  15,799 people have been shot by a firearm THIS YEAR (January and February 2012) 139 people were shot with a firearm on Tuesday February 27, 2012.

(Cue southern accent) "Ah say listen here boy...guns don kill people, people kill people. They'll hava pry my gun from my cold dead fingers."

Rumpole responds: Guns have a trigger. People (or in rare cases, Dick Cheney) are needed to pull the trigger to shoot their hunting partner, friend, wife, ex-husband, etc.  And if gun violence continues, statistically it won't be that long until someone shoots you and we'll pry that firearm from your hands because odds are that eating breakfast in a school cafeteria is the last place you will expect to be shot. But it happens with more and more frequency.

The Second Amendment vs. 300 MILLION firearms in the United States. Something has to give and until that something is the political will to take firearms off the streets, all that will be giving is the clothing that the bullets fired will be piercing.

Congrats to Judge Scott Bernstein for his award from the Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organization.  Judge Bernstein received the Judicial Outreach award. Only in America does a Jewish Judge receive an award from a Muslim organization. Because America works. 

DOM tore it up Tuesday at the PDs office on why he does what he does. If you missed it, you missed an inspirational hour. And the food was good. 


Anonymous said...

Worst argument ignoring all facts:

"I feel safer having a gun in the house."

Anonymous said...

And it only took DOM three minutes to drop the Dershowitz bomb!

Anonymous said...

Gun laws only prevent law abiding people from owning guns, not murderers and criminals.

Anonymous said...

It is with deep sorrow I must inform you that Judge Maxine Cohen Lando passed away this morning. Please keep Maxine and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Further details will be forthcoming as they become available.

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Anonymous said...

Maxine was one of the first female assistant public defenders under Phil Hubbart in the 70s.