Dennis Clark III went to the Pinewood Village apartments in Federal Way, Washington yesterday intending to kill his girlfriend. But what started as domestic violence spiraled into a game of whack-a-witness. The bad guy made three more unexpected stops on his killing rounds — every one of which might have been his last if only one of the victims had had the means to defend themselves . . .
First the intended victim, who had apparently called the police on her boyfriend twice before. Which maybe should have been a sign that she needed to set her boots to walking to the nearest local gun store. Next, Clark eliminated two unlucky bystanders who just happened to be in the parking lot when he emerged, fresh from the original murder.
Finally, Clark silenced a third witness who was unfortunate enough to have seen the first two get whacked. He at least had the presence of mind to run into his apartment and lock the door. But Menacing Dennis shot out the lock and then killed him in his own home.
Three innocent bystanders shot dead — after they called 911 — by a dood who wasn’t going to leave any witnesses to his girlfriend’s murder. The prohibitionists say this is why no one should have guns. I say this is exactly why everyone should.