Thursday, June 28, 2007

Gun Control...

...because the right of a vicious animal to tear you open is more sacred than your right to prevent it from doing so.

DELTONA -- Memories of an Easter Sunday pit bull attack four years ago came rushing back to Christine Bruce on Monday night as a pit bull charged toward her while she was jogging with her dogs.

Unlike four years ago, this time she was ready.

She pulled out her .38-caliber handgun and fired a shot at the charging pit bull as she was screaming at it to stop, she said Tuesday in a telephone interview.

The attack four years ago -- a pit bull ripped open part of a body cast on her right arm while she was recovering from spinal surgery -- prompted Bruce to start carrying the gun for self-defense, she said.

Well done, indeed, except maybe for the "screaming at it to stop" part.

And, not that it needs to be said, but...

The NRA is as responsible for the nation's drug-fueled gang violence as the AKC is for vicious dog attacks.