November 08, 2004

Taxi Driver

by PG

I have mixed feelings about gun control and about the Second Amendment, but stories like this always bring out my knee-jerk desire to make gun ownership much more limited:

A taxi driver killed a drunken passenger when the man refused to get out of his cab, police said. [...]

Smiley, 56, yelled that he needed to make money and couldn't drive Morningstar around all night, one witness told police. According to the report, she said Smiley demanded: "Do you want me to kill you? Do you want to die?"

Police said Smiley fired a gun twice into the pavement toward Morningstar's feet, then twice at Morningstar, and drove off.

I don't suppose there's any way to test people for their ability to distinguish between situations in which gun use would be Appropriate (armed intruders) and Not Appropriate (drunk refusing to move).

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