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"Run by a gun zealot who's too blinded by the NRA" - Sam Penney of

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I Wouldn't Believe It Either

The freshman said he couldn't believe he was being robbed -- in the middle of a spring afternoon, just outside his dormitory at Catholic University in Northeast Washington. He was one of more than a dozen victims of carjackings and robberies during a terrifying few hours Monday in the District and Prince George's County.

I am shocked, just shocked that something like this could happen in gun free DC.

Who is to blame??

lets start with the Mayor and his corrupt chief of police who continue to fan the flames of violence that come when criminals know all non criminals are disarmed.

Of course, it would be nice if the reporters covering the story actually knew anything about what they were reporting. For instance . . .

Aiming an assault pistol directly at the college freshman's face, the robber cocked the gun. The student heard a clack as a round entered the chamber.

Forget for a second the obvious question - what the hell is an assault pistol and when was this new catagory of menacing arm develoepd - are they really claiming (or is this Catholic University student claiming) that simply cocking the hammer back placed a bullet in the chamber? Or did the goblin rack the slide (an action that requires the use of a second hand)?

Then, about 1:30 p.m., four assailants, wearing black hoods, stormed a family-run auto parts store, Safe-N-Sound Auto Systems, in Adelphi. One pulled out an assault pistol and pointed it at a salesman, who exchanged a nervous look with his aunt, who also worked in the store, and a customer.

Aah, that assault pistol again. It would really be nice to find out just what this is? And, while I don't criticize the failure of the victim or his co-workers to shoot back while be held up, why in the hell didn't they shoot the twerp in the back as he was leaving (oh yeah, they have been disarmed, lets blame this one on Doug Duncan and Paris Glendening)

By 3:30 p.m., the assailants were hanging out in a parking lot next to a dormitory at Catholic University in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue NE, police said. After robbing the freshman and his brother, the gunman strode over to the dorm's entrance. He held the assault pistol by his side, the freshman said.

There's that dreaded assault pistol again. Jeesh . . . what the heck kind of weapon could this be???

Yesterday, some of those who live or attend schools in neighborhoods targeted by the robbers said they were shocked by the brazen crimes.

"It's so scary," said Lauren Treacy, 18, a freshman at Catholic. "I know I have to be careful."

About two miles away, at Howard, where one of the carjackings occurred, freshman Kimberly Williams, 19, was trying to come to terms with the suddenness of it all.

"I wouldn't expect that to happen here in broad daylight," she said.

I would . . .


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