Arella Mae wrote:
You mean the boys that were killed? They were only eight years old. I don't think guns in their hands would have helped. I know lots of people see those videos and think "hillbillies" or "inbreds", etc. Honestly, I am sure the TV people probably played that angle up.
It sure doesn't seem to me that those three boys had much in the way of parenting when it came to being safe.
Of course, I don't know all about them either.
Of all the true crimes I have read this one rips at my heart the most. And it's not only because of the three little murder victims. There were so many victims in this crime and still continue to be and I think will be until the truth is finally known.
I'm going to read this other book and do some comparing it with the other book and the videos.
Oh and I doubt Joy will have another baby but Indy is going to be bred next March.
I remember u saying that Indy is tall. I hope that u will find a tall stallion for her.
To my mind, from my experience, if those 3 boys had guns, even just .38 caliber revolvers,
it woud have been near impossible
for this to have happened to them and thay 'd still be in good health.
When I was 8 years and one day old, I moved from NY City to Arizona,
where guns were in much abundance and into whose possession I came within a few weeks; .38 revolver.
I took it everywhere for personal safety, until years later, I upgraded to a .44 for better stopping power.
If I had been attacked by criminals, I 'd have shot them, if I coud possibly line up a shot. I have no doubt
that my friends of the same age woud have done likewise; we 'd have deemed that obvious.
That is what defensive guns are for.
In this case, I don 't see how the criminal predators coud have executed their crimes
of the victims were aiming a revolver at them, let alone 3 guns aimed at them.
It simply woud have been like the climactic scene in the Stand By Me
when the hero points a .45 automatic at the bad guy,
who backed down, abandoning his pernicious pursuits.
Criminals tend, generally, to be cowardly.
Do u agree ?