A lot of people take the vu (based upon their vu
of juvenile intelligence) that if young
are confronted with such predatory violence
as to threaten their
lives (e.g., from animals
or from criminals) that the young people
ideally shud be put into the position of losing,
in a state of pure helplessness
so that the predators will not be injured.
Accordingly, in furtherance of that philosophy,
Andrea Yates remained un-harmed,
as she pursued her hobby.
Mrs. Yates told how her oldest son, Noah, 7 years old,
after he discovered what she was doing.
She dragged him back to the bath tub.
I wish that he had been able to grab a competent weapon.
Supporters of gun control can cheer the fact
that he did not; he died in a helpless condition
, their ideal
The same can be said for the safety of packs of dogs
who have selected children in the streets
as items of prey. The dogs were not injured.
I like to cheer for the victims
, as a general rule.
It can be inscribed upon their gravestones
how faithful thay were to the gun control laws.