It was admittedly insensitive, even stupid. “1 down and 534 to go” wrote blogger Travis Corcoran after Rep. Giffords was shot in the head earlier this month. “It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot indiscriminately. Target only politicians and their staff and leave regular citizens alone.”
In response, Arlington, Massachusetts, police yanked Corcoran’s gun license and confiscated his firearms. “We certainly take this as a credible threat, and credible until we prove otherwise,” Arlington police Captain Robert Bongiorno told CBS News in Boston.
I mean come on, taking the guys guns away because of this?
That is totally ridiculous.
If the criminal Stasi want to look into such comments, I suppose that is fine, but the removal of rights by force requires a jury trial last time I checked.
The net effect of taking the guys guns is simply to chill speech. We all know that suppressing free speech is the ONLY reason the police acted in this instance. erectile dysfunction cialis