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Monday, September 27, 2004
The many joys of gun ownership. Guns don't kill people —
people with guns kill people:
A southwest Houston man shot and killed his 18-year-old son late Saturday after apparently mistaking him for a burglar, police said.

Eli Johnson, 18, was shot shortly before 10:30 p.m. inside his family's home in the 3900 block of Westhampton. His death comes about six weeks after Alejandra Hernandez, 5, was fatally shot by her stepfather inside their northeast Houston home after he mistook her for an intruder.


In that incident, Agun Ortega Pina told Houston police he went for his gun Aug. 15 when he heard suspicious noises about 1 a.m. inside the family's home in the 2800 block of Kentucky.

Pina told detectives that he and his wife shared a bed with their three daughters because the only other bedroom in their small home was being rented to a family friend.

Police said Hernandez may have gotten up to use the bathroom and was returning to her parents' bed when she was mistaken for a burglar.

The noise roused Pina from his sleep. He grabbed a pistol from the closet and fired when the girl opened the bedroom door.

She was struck in the chest and taken to LBJ Hospital where she later died.
Texas is such a delightful model for America.

I actually don't object to gun ownership. It's the paranoia behind it, the fear-mongering characteristic of the Gee Dubya Bee era, that is so reprehensible.

These Texans at the shallow end of the gene pool are more concerned with not being burgled than they are about the actual safety of their own children. One has nothing to do with the other.

Just like people in Ohio are more concerned about not being attacked by terrorists than they are about the actual safety of the children they sent to Iraq. One has nothing to do with the other.

You're no safer, and your kids are dead. Smart.

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