Monday, July 23, 2012

Yes, by all means, keep a firearm with you for safety. Just be prepared to live with the first mistake you make ...

Cop shoots and kills son after reportedly mistaking him for an intruder - U.S. News

Michael Leach
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Michael Leach, 59, an officer with the Parry Police Department in Wyoming County in western New York state, was staying at a motel in Old Forge. He called 911 early Saturday to say he just shot someone he thought was an intruder, troopers said, according to The Syracuse Post-Standard. 
The victim turned out to be his son, Matthew S. Leach, 37, of Rochester.
Do you have a firearm for safety? Are you a trained, veteran police officer? No? OK, because you may want to consider that even off-duty cops have horrific, tragic accidents with their guns.

But you? Nah, you're perfect. Something like this would never happen to you.

I wonder if Mr. Leach is on suicide watch. He should be. Or, I don't know, maybe once you've committed filicide ... I don't know how you live with yourself? Maybe the greatest mercy would be to leave him alone with his loaded weapon and his conscience?


  1. Preaching to the choir. Additional regulations are not enough, repeal the 2nd amendment.

    1. I'm with you. But I can see a political path to increased regulation, I just can't see one to repeal.


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