You should be able to buy a New York City Metro card without the need for eyes in the back of your head. “Straphangers are on alert after police said a suspect attacked a man with a hammer [perpetrator pictured above] at a Brooklyn subway station,” newyork.cbslocal.com reports. You should be able to legally protect yourself from a hammer-wielding sociopath. “Police believe the attacker has done it at least twice before – on one occasion at the very same subway station. A pregnant woman was among the other victims.” You should be able to . . .
walk home from the subway on your own after your shift as a bartender without worrying that you’ll have your skull cracked from behind by a thug who wants your wallet.”Richianand Brijanand of Ozone Park said he was lucky the hammer blow to his head wasn’t more serious. ‘I’m feeling, like, swelling – a lot of swelling. It swells from here, all the way up here, to the bottom here.’”
You should be able to carry a firearm for personal defense anywhere in the United States, in case you need it. “People work hard for their money, try to live right, but you still have evil out here.” You should be able to use that firearm when facing a credible, imminent threat of death or grievous bodily harm.
“’We should have more protection out here. We need more cops to be here,’ another straphanger said.” We should live in a country where we can defend ourselves from criminals, and defend each other from criminal predation. Some of us do. Pity the ones who don’t.