Tuesday, February 10, 2015
There Will Always Be An Exception
Holders of concealed carry permits have been shown to be more law-abiding than law enforcement officers over the years. That hasn't stopped groups like the Violence Policy Center from doing everything in their power to portray permit holders as killers and wild cowboys with itchy trigger fingers.
Just as a bad cop is an exception to the norm, so too is a concealed carry holder that commits murder. Unfortunately, we in North Carolina now have one of those exceptions. A 62-year old man who held a NC Concealed Handgun Permit killed one person, wounded another, and killed the wounded woman's unborn child. He then killed himself. The murder-suicide reportedly stemmed from a business dispute according to local papers.
Sean Sorrentino has much more detail and commentary on the incident. I'd suggest going there to learn more about this story.
All I can say is that it is a sad thing all around but that it is an exceptional one. And being exceptional, it is not reflective on concealed carry holders nor concealed carry in general. Even the Chicago Tribune concedes this point noting that it has been a quiet first year after Illinois finally got shall-issue concealed carry.