Save a kid’s life…

…and get fined? Apparently so, in Washington, D.C.:

Authorities last week made an agreement not to prosecute a Northwest D.C. man who used his unregistered handgun to kill a pit bull in order to stop it from mauling a child in his neighborhood.

As part of the agreement, Benjamin Srigley, 39, was required to pay a $1,000 fine but will not have criminal charges filed against him for the three unregistered firearms and the ammunition that investigators found in his possession, said Ted Gest, a spokesman for the office of the attorney general.

Special.This right here is just one more thing that illustrates the absurdity and immorality of laws that prohibit people from carrying guns. I would say this is yet another example of the old saying “the law is an ass,” but Kurt Hofmann put it better (which is why he gets paid and I don’t):

“A law that has to be broken in order to save the life of a child–to prevent him from being torn apart by vicious dogs–is very likely an evil law. And a “justice” system that punishes a man (even if ‘only’ by fining him) for being a lifesaving hero–is institutionalized evil. Why, as a (theoretically) free citizen, does any American tolerate this?”

That’s a really good question.

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3 Responses to “Save a kid’s life…”

  1. Kalaryn Says:

    If I were that kids parent I would be offering to help the guy out financially for his fine. I would be so grateful that my child was alive with just scars. Here where I live those dogs are illegal to have because of their violent nature.

    It’s a shame that the man is even being fined for saving a life and that they confiscated his guns but at least he will get them back after he registers.

  2. Tim Says:

    My question is: “Did they also confiscate his guns so he couldn’t save any more lives?

  3. mike w. Says:

    When your entire mantra is built upon reliance upon and subserviance to the government you have to do things like this. Why? So you can make an example of him, discourage self-help, and further boot licking.

    From the perspective of a statist leftist his punishment makes total sense.

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