Joe Nocera outlines the day in armed America.
This is what it’s come to. A Missouri prosecutor filed charges against a convicted felon who, after getting drunk and stoned, shot and killed his friend. The Platte County prosecutor, Eric Zahnd, issued a written statement claiming that the case had nothing to do with the current gun rights debate. (See item 3.)
Moving right along, Irvine, Calif., voted the safest city in America — eight times! — experienced a double murder. And for all of you clamoring for a good, solid self-defense story, we’ve got one of those too.
Authorities say a man in the Sierra Nevada community of Murphys, Calif., shot and killed his teenage son and daughter before killing himself. 54-year-old Phillip Marshall shot his 17-year-old son, Alex, and his 14-year-old daughter, Macaila, once in the head with a handgun.