We hear it almost daily from various segments of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex: carrying a gun doesn’t make you safer, they tell us (Nick’s takedown here). It’s a self-afirming mantra they mutter to themselves despite all of the evidence to the contrary. But the mother out for a walk with her three-year-old in the above video no doubt would have preferred to have had a way to fend off the much larger, more aggressive woman who attacked her and threatened to kick her child in the face . . .
According to nj.com, the attacker, LaTia Harris, hasn’t yet been apprehended. The brutal daylight assault and battery took place in New Jersey. And Alan Gura’s wisdom notwithstanding, that state has determined that keeping people like this mother defenseless by force of law is in the public interest.
As Salem Chief of Police John J. Pelura III said,
“There is a moral and social breakdown in the fabric of our society which is clearly evident when a woman gets pummeled in broad daylight in front of her child while a dozen people pull out their phones to record the incident instead of calling for help. There is so little regard for human life — by the actor and the bystanders.”
No argument here. But even if the reporter, Bill Gallo, Jr., followed up with a question (and who really thinks he did?) about allowing Garden Staters like the woman on the ground to avail themselves of their natural, civil, Constitutional right to armed self defense, the Chief’s answer didn’t make it into the article. Imagine that.