Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A robbery and crime spree aided by an unloaded gun came to a halt late Thursday when the gunman met more than his match: a gun with bullets.

Charles Parker Jr., 18, of Detroit was killed when a 53-year-old man pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot the teen, who was armed with an unloaded .22-caliber handgun.

Detroit police are calling it self-defense.

[...] After the shooting, police questioned the 53-year-old man and released him, noting that he had a valid concealed weapons permit.

Then they gave him back his gun.
Maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but wouldn't that be the same logic of the Iraq war? Saddam was using an empty gun (pretending he had WMDs, or at least not letting inspections prove there weren't any) and he was "shot" because he represented a threat, a threat that any responsible person would try to eliminate.

Time to get Bush his gun back, meaning putting an end to the absurd "Bush lied on Saddam's danger." It was geopolitical self-defense too.

UPDATE. Welcome, Instapundit readers. Just to let you know, I just did some minor editing (only style and grammar)