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Irony…

There is a sad story today from New York regarding a city councillor there being gunned down in council chambers.

 

There is all sorts of irony to this story, but the thing that makes me shake my head is how the American news reporters seemed to miss the biggest irony…


The councillor who was shot, James E. Davis, supposedly was a “crusader against urban violence”. But according to the story…

Davis, 41, a former police officer, was carrying a concealed 9mm handgun, but police officials said he never had a chance to draw his own weapon during the 2 p.m. attack.

 Equally ironic…

 ‘It’s clear that Mr. Askew (the murderer) came in as the guest of James Davis and got around the magnetometer with James Davis,” Bloomberg said.

 …
“Bloomberg said he and councilors routinely bypassed the metal detectors, a practice the mayor vowed would end immediately.”

 So…the crusader against urban violence carried a concealed 9mm handgun and regularly bypassed the metal detectors around city hall…and was gunned down by a man carrying a 40 caliber handgun he escorted himself around the same metal detectors.

 Its ironic that the anti-urban violence guy was gunned down. But to me, its a lot more ironic that he was carrying a concealed gun at the time, and that he regulary bypassed a security system intended to detect things like concealed guns. Crazy Americans…

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