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Old January 17, 2020, 10:21 AM   #20
Gary L. Griffiths
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Thasis looks like an episode in which the result at this point is correct, but the process was mangled to get there.
Exactly this. This isn't an example of the law working correctly, it is an example of a judge using common sense to short-circuit what would otherwise have been a miscarriage of justice.

Had the law "worked correctly," an order would have been issued and Morris' weapons seized and held for two weeks until a hearing, at which time the order would undoubtedly have been rescinded.

As to whether the "grieving mother" should be charged, of course she should. This is a case of cold-blooded vengeance. It is no different than the cases of Aurora parents suing the ammo dealer for selling the ammo to the shooter, or the Sandy Hook parents suing Remington for manufacturing the AR-15 used in the massacre.
Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)
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