02 January 2010

The Second Ammendment and You

Are you, by chance, one of those folks that seems content to let ol' #2 pass you by?

Danish police have shot and wounded a man at the home of Kurt Westergaard, whose cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad sparked an international row.

Mr Westergaard scrambled into a panic room at his home in Aarhus after a man wielding an axe and a knife broke in.

Danish officials said the intruder was a 28-year-old Somali, who they did not name, but said was linked to the radical Islamist al-Shabab militia.

There's really no act more selfish than trying to kill another person because they are not devout enough in your eyes.

His house has been heavily fortified and is under close police protection. Police said the man had entered Mr Westergaard's house armed with a knife and axe and had shouted in broken English that he wanted to kill him. Mr Westergaard ran to a specially designed panic room where he raised the alarm.

Police awareness and passive fortification didn't seem to suffice in this instance.

Fritz Keldsen, deputy chief superintendent of Aarhus city police, told the BBC: "We got the alarm message from this address, yesterday evening. And we came in strong numbers. "When we saw the suspect, he was moving away from the scene. Then he attacked the police patrol. He did that with such skill, that they had to shoot him. "The suspect was armed with an axe and a knife, which he used against the police. The police patrol managed to subdue him, with the use of firearms."

Going after the cops with the axe - somewhere along the line the "religion of peace" somehow got lost on this caveman.

Mr Westergaard told Jyllands Posten he was shocked that his five-year-old granddaughter, who was in the house at the time, had witnessed the attack.

Oh now that's a nice touch; just the memory making that makes time with ones' grandchild very special.

Just because you don't involved in and high-risk behavior like . . . cartooning . . . doesn't mean you won't ever face a lethal threat. Remember, when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

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