File this one away under “Unintended Consequences,” (or, if you are in a less generous mood, file it under “Liberals never think before they act”):
Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade.
“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw, 65, a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?
And yet, these people put themselves forward as the more intelligent among us and assert that this means they have a better understanding of how best to run things in society. Well, if anyone were to ask me, I’d say that what these papers are proving is that they have absolutely no understanding of human nature or how the world really works. And, were we in a sane world, these actions would be sufficient to warrant that these people all be fired. But instead, I have no doubt they will be placed a a pedestal of moral righteousness and given some sort of reward for their commitment to social justice.
[God help us because we certainly can't help ourselves -- not anymore. ]