Yep, that’s about right.

The San Antonio Express-News editorial board, on the shooting of the Brownsville middle school student who was wielding a pellet gun (http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/editorials/article/School-gunman-left-few-options-2450973.php):

“When someone is refusing to drop a weapon in a public building filled with hundreds of young people law enforcement does not have much choice.”

Yep, especially when the weapon in question was a dead ringer for a Glock 19. It sucks that the kid died, but he died due to his own bad choices. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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2 Responses to “Yep, that’s about right.”

  1. urishkish Says:

    I’ve wondered since this happened if the kid wasn’t just committing suicide by cop? But you are right. To paraphrase Jim Croce–“You don’t spit into the wind, you don’t tug the mask on the old Lone Ranger, and you don’t point a gun at the cops”

  2. DirtCrashr Says:

    When I was young and about to go by myself overseas, I thought it would be *cool* (actually I thought *I* would be cool) to pack in my airline bags — just like James Bond — a gun. It looked quite real and hefty, even though it was only a toy. Then I had a ‘nother THINK – and got my head clear of the teenage MUSH, and decided I didn’t want to die in some Asian hell-hole…

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