A Blast from the PastPosted on the 13 April 2011 by Mikeb302000
Well, his trial has started. Apparently, he was giving his kids an NRA training course when things went badly:
A North Texas jury watched a chilling video Tuesday of a man accidentally shooting his 10-year-old daughter fatally in the head during a drunken lesson on handling handguns.
On the video, Watrous lines his daughter and her 9-year-old brother up for the lesson as the carol "Joy to the World" plays in the background. The video shows Watrous tracking Ashley with a shotgun, rubbing her face and shoulder with the barrel and drunkenly asking, "Does that scare you? Are you scared?"Then, he picks up a .44-caliber Magnum handgun. As the words "Merry Christmas" come from a television in the background, the guns goes off, the bullet goes through Ashley's head and lodges in a cupboard.
At the time, Sebastian Snowflake basically claimed gunloonery was a Constitutional right and, hey, if a kid gets hurt...well, too bad.
To which I sagely replied:
Let's see if I can sum up Sebastian's position.
He basically says, "who cares if a child gets killed so long as I can have any gun I want."
Really, his position is obscene. In his examples of free speech, one has the option to walk away and not listen. They have the option to turn the station or not read the document. If they do listen or read, being offended vmay be an inconvenience but it's not a life-altering event.
Unfortunately, with Sebastian's fetish, I have no choice in the matter if he decides to shoot me. Further, being dead or crippled for life isn't exactly the same as being offended.
Remember, there is no group advocating a total ban on guns. There is no group demanding an end to self defense. But Sebastian and his ilk are actively promoting more crime qand violence.
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