Lay down your assault rifle

From Daily Kos:

Basically what happened yesterday morning in the Boston area was: police told all the good guys with a gun to stay locked in their houses until the smart guys with tanks, body armor and state-of-the-art intel could catch the bad guy with a gun. I expect Wayne LaPierre to announce a whiner-complainer press conference any moment now.

Anyone who thinks the Second Amendment exists so that people can use their pop guns to overthrow our “tyrannical” government (“watering the tree of liberty with the blood of yadda yadda yadda…”) should take a good look at the firepower on display yesterday. A really good look. I think there’s videotape available.

And even with that fire power, one policeman was killed, one seriously injured, and many others had more minor injuries.

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