I think samhill's reference may have been a little bit subtle, at least if this is what he was referring to: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2 ... s-rapists/
. That governor is not only a Republican, but also a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Interesting "pinko" credentials.
Apparently unlike most of the rest of MA, plenty of people in my area are armed, but that doesn't put an end to people stealing stuff out of yards and vehicles. I know personally that two of the culprits are women who have diagnosed mental illnesses. I'm sure there are some tough guys who will volunteer to shoot them or beat the crap out of them. Likewise, I'm sure many people would applaud a veteran using a gun to defend his residence against intruders. The only problem was the "intruders" were his neighbors who were doing work in their own yard when he opened fire. It may somehow be comforting to reduce the problems of the world to "us vs. them", but things usually aren't that simple.