Friday, June 5, 2015

Gun Control Saves A Life

No, really, you read that right. Breitbart reports how how New Jersey's strict "gun control" laws have successfully (and documentedly) saved a life:
On April 21, Carol Bowne from Berlin Township, NJ, applied for a license to own a handgun, which she wanted to protect herself from a former boyfriend against whom she had a restraining order.

On June 3—while still waiting for the state to give her permission to own a gun—Bowne’s former boyfriend, Michael Eitel, allegedly stabbed her to death in her own driveway.
(See also: this article from the Courier-Post.)

There you have it! A man's life was protected as a direct result of New Jersey's strict "gun control" laws, up to and including discretionary "may issue" licensing to own — let alone carry — a handgun. It's common-sense, don't you know! For the Children!

What? You didn't seriously think New Jersey's "gun control" laws would save the innocent person's life, did you?

[UPDATE 6/8/2015 10:00 am PST:] Dave Workman (see hat tip below) has more on NJ's gun laws here and more on the mainstream media ignoring the story here. The image on the second article gives me an idea for a form of silent protest. [/UPDATE]

Stay safe.

(Hat tips: Ian Argent at Shall Not Be Questioned for the Breitbart link and Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman for the Courier-Post link.)


  1. You should forward this to every NJ politician that has voted for gun control. They all have blood on their hands. I am disgusted and embarrassed to say that I was born in that God-Forsaken state. So glad that my parents had the good sense to immediately move out, but I am forever stained by any association with that hell-hole.

    1. I would, but I'm convinced that they wouldn't see a problem here. Ms. Bowne died from stab-wounds, and Mr. Eitel did not die from a gunshot wound. She was an unfortunate victim of a violent man, but he was not a victim of a scary gun. Her death was a tragedy, but his would have been a call to action.

      No "gun death", no problems. In their minds, doubling the violent crime rate - including murder - is not a bad thing as long as "gun death" is eliminated. As if Ms. Bowne is somehow less dead than Mr. Eitel might have been had she been allowed to own a firearm.

      To the collectivists, the victimization of defenseless women is a feature, not a bug.

    2. Completely true. So sad.

      Zero interest in the domestic violence if there was not a firearm involved and totally blind to the fact that Sam Colt could have made her the equal of her violent former boyfriend and stopped this murder.