Re: BSA Chief Executive busted
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 08:45:29 -0400
> but, he is in FLA, maybe driving a rented car, & might
> look like a German tourist. I suspect that if the story is true, he
> forgot to place the weapon in his check-in baggage. Knowing in advance
> that I am asking for it, but do you feel safe on the streets in FLA?
Don't sweat the knock on Florida...I've lived in Miami for over forty
years and I certainly don't feel safe here. (That said, I may be the
last guy in town that does not own and will not allow a gun in my
house.) In this place, having a handgun is not necessarily a safety
asset. The bad guys almost invariably have their bigger ones out already
and if you flash yours, it just becomes a reason for them to escalate an
already bad situation into a tragic one. You may rest assured there are
many more innocents being shot down here than felons.
As far as the rental car thing goes, a new ordinance here prohibits any
sort of identifying mark, tag, label, bumpersticker, or such that may
mark a car as a rental. The local evil element was using the unique
rental car tags to i.d. tourists and tail them to vulnerable parts of
town where they would be assaulted. The crimes against tourists in Miami
have gone down a lot since that new law last year, plus new signage on
the expressways to get you to the Beach easier, and new "Tourist Cops"
on added patrols in the airport and Seaport areas. So most of the bad
guys have moved out here to the 'burbs to learn the new trade of "Home
Another concern; the paper here said it was a .32 revolver. While the
biggest gun in Miami is still attached to Dan Marino's right shoulder,
UZI's and other larger caliber automatics do remain a weapon of choice
for many nefarious characters here. Therefore, that .32 Jere was
carrying is whooly inadequate for use in Miami anyway. So what's a guy
from TEXAS doing with what is considered a pop-gun down here? Don't you
folks out there pack BIG iron? :-)
In response to Monte's hypothetical "...Should he resign..."
Nah. An instance of bad judgement shouldn't disqualify someone from
holding a position of national responsibility. If that were the case, at
least half of Washington would be forced to head back to the hinterlands
to annoy us here. Totally unAmerican.
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