The news today was just horrible. An old racist decides to go out with “cannons blazing”, and he did. He cost the life of a decent person, and nearly his own. I hope that this guys lives over it.
I want him tried and convicted (if the evidence is there), and then sentenced to prison for the rest of his life. He is no hero, he is a coward. He is not in any way honorable, he is to be kept in the deepest of contempt.
People like him give people like me a horrible name. I own guns, more than most progressives would say were necessary. I have never used even one of them against another person, but I certainly would if that other person were coming into my house illegally. I wonder, as a felon, how he got a gun anyway. He should not have had the privilege, unless the laws in Maryland are different that other states.
Last thought, he, as far as I can tell, got ONE shot off with a .22 calibre rifle and killed a man. As a weapon of murder, a .22 is just about the worst one ever designed for a one shot kill. It works well on rabbits and squirrels, but to kill a human with one either means a very lucky shot or a very well placed one. I doubt that an 88 year old man could place a shot very well.
This is just a very sad situation. Again, I hope that this guy lives to face a court of law.