Wednesday, August 30, 2006

From the "Guns Cause Crime" File

From Worcester, Massachusetts, probably the toughest city in which to get permission from the local politburo to own a gun, outside of Rte. 128, comes this charming tale.

Suspect robs elderly couple using meat cleaver

WORCESTER -- A man accused of attacking two couples faces a judge today, but it's his weapon of choice that makes his case unique.

Police say that Christian Ramos, 17, used a meat cleaver to rob two couples. An 86-year-old man was allegedly forced to defend himself with a broomstick in one case.

Another life saved by gun control! Hooray!!!

This is great news for those folks who think the world is a better place with pieces of shit like Mr. Ramos drawing breath.

Ramos was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of armed assault with intent to murder on a person over 60-years-old and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60-years old.


"Dangerous weapon"?

Now, why are meat cleavers not covered under the Massachusetts assault weapons ban? It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that whether or not a device is used as an offensive weapon depends ENTIRELY on the mindset and actions of the INDIVIDUAL wielding said device now, could it?'s just got to be the evil, mind-altering guns.

Authorities are still looking for a second suspect. They say the duo arrived at the victims' homes, saying that they had been sent by the landlord to repair a window.

Ramos is scheduled for arraignment in Worcester Central Court on Monday.

Now, if only we would follow California's lead and get to work on some "common-sense" legislation requiring ammunition manufacturers to engrave individual shell casing with unique serial numbers, then violent assaults against the weak and defenseless, such as this, would be but a distant memory.[/Pelosian logic]