Reason for what, you ask?
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Shaneen Allen, a single mother from Philadelphia who was arrested for driving through New Jersey with a handgun. Allen had a permit for her gun in Pennsylvania, but New Jersey doesn’t recognize Pennsylvania gun permits. Despite the fact that Allen volunteered that she was in possession of the gun during her traffic stop, she was still arrested and charged with a felony. According to her attorney, she is eligible for a diversion program for first-time offenders that would avoid a felony conviction and mandatory 42 months in prison. But for reasons he has yet to articulate, New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain has refused to allow her to take advantage of that program.
Now, New Jersey Judge Michael Donio has denied Allen’s request to have the charge dismissed.…
“Fortunately, the notoriety of this case will make it less likely Pennsylvanians will carry concealed and loaded handguns in New Jersey, thereby making them and the Garden State safer from gun violence,” said Bryan Miller, executive director of Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence.
Really makes you want to throw shit, doesn’t it? And as if that wasn’t bad enough…
Ray Rice is a famous football player. Rice was not prosecuted after he knocked his fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City casino earlier this year. Instead, Rice received a two game suspension from the NFL.…
After their arrest, both Rice and Allen qualified for a diversion program for first time offenders. Rice would take classes on domestic violence and have a clean record if he stayed out of trouble. Maybe Allen would take classes on New Jersey’s crazy concealed carry laws. Though both were accepted into the program, the prosecuting attorney accepted Rice’s diversion but rejected Allen’s diversion. The prosecutor allowed a violent multi-millionaire to clear his record but prosecuted a single mom working two jobs. They kept Shaneen Allen in jail for 46 days until she could make bail. Because they kept her in jail, she nearly lost her jobs, her home and her children. That is a real war on a real woman. In contrast, Ray Rice received a two game suspension from the NFL.
Yup, there’s your War On Women, all right. But I guess Shaneen Allen doesn’t count to NOW or the NAACP because she had a gun.
As far as Bryan Miller goes…dear God, I really could sputter profanity about that sociopathic asshole all day long, but some kind soul at the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association forum summed it quite nicely for me:
All you need to know about Bryan Miller is that he wants all of us to be helpless against criminals, and trust our protection to people like his dead brother, an FBI agent who couldn’t even protect himself while sitting inside a police station.
That’s right, super specially trained FBI Agent Miller was gunned down at his desk inside a busy police station, despite the presence of dozens of armed cops and his own issue weapon. But when we little people face threats, we should dial 911, wait on hold a bit, then convince an operator that we really, really need help, then provide our full street address, name, date of birth, and then wait on the line while we’re killed, to give those super specially trained cops and FBI guys time to set up a perimeter, decide who’s in charge of the scene, order donuts, pick the best seats in the Command Van, and vote on who gets blamed for the bodies. Oh, and the drugged-up illegal alien with the knife, you can just ask him to wait, say “por favor no me maten antes de que llegue la policía”.
The surviving Miller (not the one killed while relying on cops to protect him) is like some weasel trying to get everyone to smoke cigarettes, and whining that it’s what his dead brother would have wanted if he hadn’t died of lung cancer from his 2 pack a day habit. His dead brother couldn’t react fast enough to shoot the maniac who was shooting up the PD, the fraction of a second he had just didn’t provide the means of survival. But scum like us can just wait 10 minutes for help, for the official Government Men With Guns to come rescue us. Like they did at Columbine, where they saved zero lives. Or Virginia Tech, where they saved zero lives. Or that poor bastard in Connecticut whose wife told the bank teller that her family was being held hostage, and the cops showed up and the entire family (except for the dad) was raped and slaughtered while the cops set up the perimeter and played rock-paper-scissors to decide who was Site Commander and ordered donuts, so they saved zero lives.
Some people overcome tragedy and move forward. Others just go obsessively nuts. Laws against citizens with guns would have saved his brother exactly as effectively as laws against shooting cops and FBI agents inside police stations; which is to say, not at all.
This prick never misses an opportunity to spin a tragedy in favor of unilateral disarmament, so fuck him and his dead brother. He put his “personal tragedy” into play in the gun control debate, I’m going to point out that his dead brother doesn’t translate into a compelling need for more helpless citizens.