Here's a summary of February through present:
- Man in Brevig Mission shoots 30-06 at inhabited dwelling. Gwen missed that the man in question was drunk and has a record of criminal arrests as long as my arm. Here's the arrest record for the night in question. When you look at the other arrests you'll find felony assault, more assault, domestic violence, attempted murder 1, grand theft auto, sexual assault, more DV, felonies and misdemeanors involving booze, and yet more DV as recent as 2010. Does it sound like this man, who is almost certainly a prohibited person who cannot legally touch a weapon, suddenly "snapped?"
- Man in Fairbanks borrows a pistol and shoots his dogs while drunk. Gwen blames NRA training. Somehow I missed the lesson on how to shoot my pets while drunk in NRA Basic Pistol; in fact, I seem to recall that they taught me to never handle guns while drunk. Anyways, a quick review of the rap sheets indicates that this guy had to borrow a gun because he's probably a prohibited person who can't pass the background check to buy one. Nor could he legally borrow one, but I guess a guy who has multiple domestic violence incidents, at least two felonies, and a long string of assault charges probably can't be bothered to follow the law.
- Man in Fairbanks calls the cops to report a home invasion. SWAT finds no evidence of home invaders, but the homeowner is blitzed, has been shot in the arm, and jumps out a window. What kind of guy does that? Oh, wait, a prohibited person with numerous incidents of DV as well as a stack of misdemeanors. The DV would make him a prohibited person.
- A man in Anchored hired some hookers, then three large beefy men showed up in the same vehicle and robbed him in his hotel room. They used a gun in the hold up.
"Two of the suspects were described as a male, 6 feet, 2 inches and 330 pounds and a male, 6 feet, 2 inches and 290 to 300 pounds. The victim did not offer a description of the third suspect."Guess what? In a world without firearms, if I were to bet on the outcome between three dudes who are built like linebackers and a lone defender, I know where the smart money is going. Gwen is basically advocating a rule of the jungle where the physically strong can take what they want from the physically weaker or the outnumbered. That sounds kind of medieval. Oh, yeah -- don't get involved with illicit activity like drugs or prostitution and you're probably less likely to be held up, too.
So that's the round up from Gwen's corner of the interwebs. Every single incident with a named perp that she brought up involved a prohibited person. For some reason all of her desired gun control efforts already in effect have utterly failed. Yet her answer is to try harder, and to disarm lone defenders.