A Strange Parallel Universe, Perhaps?

“Conservatives are thrilled a woman with a concealed-carry permit shot and killed a 19-year-old would-be mugger. That’s not how justice works. The penalty for theft is not death, nor do we want it to be.” —Think Progress editor Zack Ford

What strange universe does Ford live in where one should subjugate oneself to thugs? What strange dimension does he call home, where a criminal is valued equal to those s/he would victimize?

Look: I don’t like seeing people – any people – killed. However, if a person’s life is taken, I prefer that it be taken while they are demonstrating their explicit unfitness for society by, for instance: committing a crime. I find this highly superior to someone being killed for the act of being victimized by a criminal.

I wonder how Ford protects himself. Is there a guard at his place of work? An armed guard, perhaps? Since he’s so outspoken and in the public eye, does he have a body guard?

And what would Ford prefer if he found himself in a similar situation? Would he choose to simply let the event play out in the hopes that no-one got hurt? Or would he protect himself by any means available to him. (Side note: it is human nature to do the latter.)

Just curious…

-Pateratic

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