Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Stun Guns vs. Guns

People have died from stun guns. This is true.

But if you have to pick one, which would you rather police use if they are coming after you? Guns or stun guns?

I wonder which one Ricky Gross would have preferred. I guess it doesn't matter anymore, since he was fatally shot by five Birmingham police officers on Saturday.

Police officers do need a way to protect themselves while they protect us. Otherwise, you end up with dead cops that can't keep anyone safe. Some of you will say that you hate cops and that giving them another weapon is just another way that they can hurt innocent people. (Yeah, bad cops exist. But for every bad cop, there are 100 good cops that sincerely want to keep us safe, and nothing infuriates them more than a bad cop.) But even if your stance is anti-establishment and anti-cop, you have to realize that they're going to have to use a weapon at some point, and which would you rather they use? Which weapon is more deadly?

Keep dragging your feet, Birmingham. More people will end up dead at the hands of the men who have sworn to protect and serve.

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