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Monday, June 15, 2015

Chickens Coming Home To Roost

Just as Republican governors who cut taxes with the same fervor that Krazy Kaplan sells fireworks on the Illinois-Indiana state line have awakened from the tax bombardment to find that the state coffers are empty, so also we are finding out that letting everyone openly carry a gun is dangerous to life and limb.

Raw Story
Iowa open-carry nut gunned down mall worker who filed sexual harassment complaints against him
Tom Boggioni 14 Jun 2015 at 16:04 ET
An Iowa mall cop — with a Facebook account loaded with open-carry and right-wing memes and photos of multiple weapons — is under arrest for shooting and killing a fellow mall worker because she filed sexual harassment complaints against him.

According to The Gazette, Alex Kozak was taken into custody after shooting 20-year-old Andrea Farrington three times in the back while she was at work at the Iowa Children’s Museum in the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, Iowa.

Police say that the 22-year-old Kozak left the mall and went to his home and retrieved a 9mm Glock handgun before retuning and shooting Farrington late Friday night..

KCJJ reports that a cousin of Farrington’s said that Kozak had been harassing the victim for at least six weeks and that she had complained to his superiors about unwanted advances he had made toward her. A later report stated that Kozak was fired from his job before the shooting took place.

“They both worked at the Coral Ridge Mall and knew each other through the Coral Ridge Mall,” Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness said. Kozak had worked at the mall since 2014.

After shooting Farrington, Kozak fled the mall in his car but was later pulled over without incident.

Kozak — who is currently being held on $10 million bail — is married to Kellie Kozak, who recently posted pictures on her Facebook page of a visit to Costco where her husband can be seen carrying a sidearm. According to his father-in-law, Kozak didn’t always carry a weapon, saying, “If circumstances were that it’d be best not to have a weapon present, he didn’t have a problem with that.”
Did anyone doubt that this would happen?
Madmen passing laws to govern those with ungovernable impulses leads to disaster.
All the fairy tales of the reign of peace brought about by good and uprighteous citizens carrying guns everywhere and shooting down malefactors, crooks, and criminals at every turn are fevered creations of long nights and too much beer.

No law-abiding and pistol-packing good citizen stepped forward and shot Mr. Kozak, did they?
It is all the dreams of madmen and the stuff of Greek tragedies... a perverse and changed Oedipus Rex already having been played out at Christmas time, 2014, when the 2 year old Oedipus shot and killed poor Jocasta


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