. . . Dogs kill people. Well, not for lack of trying at least. There’s a big story all over the internet:
“35-year-old Gregory Dale Lanier was driving with his pet pooch on Saturday when the dog kicked a .380 pistol that was on the truck's floor. . . The gun had discharged, firing a single round into Lanier's leg. . . No attempted murder charges are expected for Fido; police have ruled the shooting accidental.”
I was quite intrigued by this story and with a little follow-up learned a little that the hapless police don’t know. The dog in question is Paladin (no not ‘Fido’ as the reporter mistakenly identified him, and like all dogs, he resents being referred to as a ‘pooch’). Paladin had been repeatedly abused by Mr. Lanier. Finally, Paladin had enough and saw his opportunity. He was clever and the police never suspected a cute doggie of a malicious attack. So now I ask you, if guns are outlawed, as some of our leaders propose, what could Paladin have done?