Imagine a fantasy world in which liberal totalitarians were able to take all guns out of all private hands. This is how safe it would be:
A 14-year-old male faces multiple charges after he allegedly snuck into a Swift River Road home in Cummington (Massachusetts) and beat a nationally known illustrator with a shovel.
Jane Dyer, an award-winning children’s book illustrator whose work has appeared in New York Times best-sellers, continues to recover from the July 26 attack, which left her with blunt-force injuries and a wound to her head requiring about five surgical staples that were removed Monday afternoon. …
The teen continued to beat her while she lay on the floor trying to deflect the attack and call for help, she said.
Good thing we live in the real world, where people have guns. This usually makes for happier stories:
Detectives say that, at about 2 a.m. [yesterday], Christian Reynolds Robinson entered a home in the 1400 block of 21st Street [in Sarasota, Florida] uninvited.
Robinson, of the 2300 block of North Osprey Avenue, reportedly waved a gun at three occupants in the home and demanded they leave the house.
One of the occupants, 22-year-old Frank Lee Green, pulled a handgun from his pocket and shot Robinson.
Police say Green has a concealed weapons permit. They have not charged Green with a crime. …
Sarasota County court records show 30 criminal cases filed against Robinson since 2001, mostly on drug possession charges and for repeated arrests for driving with a suspended license.
A 2003 burglary and aggravated battery case against him was dropped.
Which world would you rather live in?
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