“Why didn’t someone just shoot the son of a bitch?”

Posted: May 8, 2009 by datechguy in amazon reviews, oddities, opinion/news
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I mentioned how the book Escape from Hell by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle is a great book for conservatives. Reading this story about the student who shot the home invader I can’t help but quote this passage from the book pages 150-151:

“And that one?” I pointed to a man up to his chin in boiling blood. He was screaming in agony so his face was distorted, but he looked Oriental.

“New one,” Billy said. “Seung, something like that. Went out and shot a bunch of people in the college he was at. Allen, it puzzles me that a man can shoot thirty-two full-grown men and women before the sheriff’s men gun him down. You’re more his time, maybe you can tell me. Why didn’t someone just shoot the son of a bitch?”

I scratched my head. Billy’s viewpoint seemed skewed, alien.

“Five of ’em where teachers,” Billy said. “They had to protect their kids. How could they now be armed? It’s as if someone has been taking away their guns.”

It’s as if someone had taken away their guns.” Well they have been trying.

And if you haven’t bought the book yet, what are you waiting for?

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