Now, given the rural location and circumstances it may well have been a good choice for our hero to be well armed. Most of us live in urban or suburban neighborhoods where this would be totally inapropriate.
However I think it is totally irresponsible for the TV and paper to be blowing this up on the front page.. I have heard that youre about 40 times more likey to injure or kill someone you love or yourself than a "bad guy" if you have a firearm ready to go. How many more people out there have a gun under thier pillow tonight? Once or twice a week in Portland something bad happens with a gun. Does the Oregonian want everyone running around town with a gun in thier pocket? It would sure make for a few more newsworthy events.. Just a couple weeks ago a mentally ill gentleman lost his life downtown becuase someone else was "ready to defend himself"
What kind of world does the Oregonion want?
What do they think they are encouraging here.
They seem to be as irresponsible as they are incompetent.
I hope the editor of the Oregonion takes a long hard look in the mirror after the next senseless "accidental" shooting and asks himself if he bears some responsibility.
Anybody else upset about this?