Remember, kids: guns don’t kill people.
Florida man kills door-to-door salesman: I’ll kill anybody that steps on my property: “A man in Cape Coral, Florida on Wednesday was arrested for shooting and killing an unarmed door-to-door salesman on his property. Kenneth Bailey Roop, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder for killing 30-year-old Nicholas Rainey. A co-worker who witnessed the shooting said Rainey had knocked on Roop’s door, but received no answer. While Rainey was walking down the drive-way, Roop pulled up in his pickup truck and asked why Rainey was at his house. Rainey explained that he was selling steak and seafood. The witness said Roop then pulled out a black handgun and shot Rainey. As Rainey lay on the ground, Roop fired another bullet into the back of his head. [...] Roop has a concealed weapons permit and approximately 14 firearms.”
Remarkably, on the comment string to this article there are a few nutjobs arguing that the salesman shouldn’t have ignored three ‘no trespassing’ signs. There really are some severely screwed up people in this country. I blame the NRA and its propaganda campaign, which is specifically directed at people like this guy, “the neighborhood crazy” and his apologists. Terrified? Buy a gun. Angry? Buy a gun. Low-T? Buy a gun. In the end, it’s all very Freudian.