Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Baton Rouge CCW Shooting - Update VII

Legislative Lunacy in Baton Rouge is a time-honored tradition. The politicos who go there to practice have established a reputation for idiocy that spans decades.

The latest example is the bill of State Senator Sharon Broome, who wanted to amend the criminal code to require that a grand jury investigate all deaths that come about when one person defends another.

This bill stems from the Temple shooting and,
Broome told lawmakers that her legislation would provide a vehicle of closure for Temple’s family.

“Something went terribly wrong in this whole scenario and yet there seemed to be a breakdown in the review,” she said.
Oh, please.

This shooting has been investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department. It has been investigated by the District Attorney. It will be taken before a Grand Jury. It is being investigated by the Justice Department. How much more investigation does Broome want? Call in the FBI, the CIA, and the Texas Ramgers. Let's get Scotland Yard involved too.

Lets use a hypothetical for a moment to demonstrate the lunacy of this bill. Suppose for an instant that a homeowner comes home after a day at work. He finds his dog dead in the carport. He arms himself. He investigates and finds his mother dead on the living room floor. He looks down the hall and finds a goblin trying to break down the bedroom door where the wife has taken refuge. The homeowner shoots the goblin. Broome's bill would require that the homeowner be investigated by a Grand Jury.

In actual purpose, the Temple investigation is going beyond the scope of the proposed legislation. Thankfully, the cooler heads on the Judiciary Committee killed the bill. Rightfully so.

2 comments:

jarhead john said...

"Something went terribly wrong in this scenario"

She got that right....it took more than one round to kill the scumbag!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT. SEEING AS THOUGH YOU ARE A RETIRED "PAW PAW" AND YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT WRITE THIS NON SENSE, YOU SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH TIME ON YOUR HANDS TO REALIZE THAT SOMETHING IS NOT CORRECT IN THE TEMPLE SHOOTING. THIS WAS A SENSELESS MURDER. THERE IS NO WAY THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN SHOT 5 TIMES, 4 TIMES WITH A 45 CALIBUR PISTOL WOULD STILL BE FIGHTING. I WILL NOT GO ON TO TRY AND PUSH COMMON SENSE INTO YOUR THIN SKULL...PLEASE BELIEVE THAT JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL FOR MR.TEMPLE, AND ON THAT DAY, I WONDER WHAT YOU WILL SIT BACK IN YOUR ROCKING CHAIR AND WRITE.