Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Reilly-Barrios Doctrine

Stop me if you've heard this one before. It appears the systematic disarming of some of the most vulnerable members of society here in Massachusetts (AKA: the Reilly-Barrios Doctrine) is continuing to pay great dividends.

Back in December, we had this story out of Oxford, Massachusetts (blogged here):

In Oxford, Police are still looking for two men who broke into an elderly [93-years-old -ed.] woman's home, tied her up, threatened her and ransacked the home.

Investigators say two men forced their way through a window at the Main Street home early Wednesday morning.

Once inside, they put the woman in a kitchen chair and tied her up with rope. After the thieves threatened to hit the woman with a flashlight, she lead them to a paper bag that contained $55.

And just a few days ago, in Woburn Massachusetts (blogged here)

An 85-year-old Woburn woman was tied up and robbed at knifepoint in her home early this morning, according to broadcast reports.

WBZ Radio reported that the invaders, believed to be two white males, cut the phone lines to the house and tied the woman up, then ransacked her home.

And today in Weymouth, Massachusetts:

An 86-year-old woman was the victim of a home invasion this afternoon in Weymouth, according to police.

The incident happened at 2:40 p.m. at a home on Central Street, where police say the woman was sitting in her living room when she heard a large bang in her kitchen.

Police say the victim walked into her kitchen to check on what she heard and saw the back of a man facing her.

After asking the suspect what he was doing and reaching for her cell phone, police said, the man knocked the woman over as she attempted to get to the phone and dragged her into her bedroom.

Gee, it's almost as if the piece-of-shit dirtbags who are out there preying on the elderly know full well there's no chance in hell their victims will have the means to defend themselves from their violent assaults. Imagine that.

Now, explain to the people whose votes you'll be seeking this fall, Attorney General Reilly, how you can't stand the idea of old or disabled people being able to safely operate a firearm in the Commonwealth.

Notice too, asshole, that there was no mention of any guns being used by the assailants in the above-mentioned stories. I guess, you feel that as long as no one had a gun, than it had to have been a fair fight, and "social fairness" is what you're all about, right?

Here's an idea - what say you and Senator Jarrett Barrios get together for some Jasmine tea and finger sandwiches over at the State House and draft up some legislation outlawing assault and battery on old ladies.

What? You mean to tell me there are already laws in place to deal with such behavior? I'm stunned. Why aren't these nice young men playing nice-nice??? It's as if they have no respect for anything or anybody. Who knew? Yet, you self-righteous fuckheads continue to believe that all we need are a few more gun control laws and some night basketball programs and everything will be just peach blossoms and gumdrops come morning time.

Hey, everybody, let's hold hands and form a "task force"!

You clueless hack jackoffs.

[Ow! Stop it! You're killin' me here! - D.H.]

I guess the worn-out rallying cry, "If it saves just one life, it will be worth it", has now become, "If it costs us only a handful of old folks being terrorized in their own homes by violent punks, dammit, it will still be worth it!"

How progressive.

Now, compare and contrast the stories above to that of 83-year-old Harry Carpenter, who had the good fortune of living with his wife in Georgia, where apparently, they don't have "effective gun laws".

Despite being 83 years old and reliant on oxygen tubes for a lung ailment, Harry Carpenter wouldn't let his wife of 57 years be robbed by knife-wielding intruders in his own home.


When one of the intruders came back, he found Carpenter aiming the rifle at him and yelled at his companion to flee. Police were unable to locate the two suspects, who didn't get any money.

Of course, Ted Kennedy would rather see him take the moral high ground (as defined by the capatin of the Chappaquiddick water polo team) and allow his wife to beaten stabbed and robbed at the hands of knife-wielding thugs while he watched from his favorite recliner. Anything's better than using a gun to save the life of a loved one. Especially if that gun use would jeopardize the health of a probable Democrat voter.