This popped in to my head today as yet another headline about Michael Brown scrolled by...
"He may not be the perfect case, but he's the case we need."
Let me expound a bit.
I don't think anyone will ever know exactly what happened in that street. Pathology reports will tell some, medical reports on the officer might tell more, but in the end, only two people know what happened - and one of them can't tell us anymore.
Michael may not have been an angel. It doesn't matter.
His death has opened up the conversation about policing, accountability, and drawn attention to something that's needed it for a long time.
Something we should keep in mind. Maybe it's time we, as gun owners, stop looking for the perfect case and find the cases we need. Kachalsky was turned down. Fine. There will be more. Open the conversation.
1 month ago