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Opinion: Men accused in Arbery case should never have guns again
This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. (Associated Press)

Upcoming sensational trial. Black jogger (Ahmaud Arbery) dies violently at the hands of White zealots. Biased jurors. Can these get a fair trial? Let’s try them now. 

Absolutely wrong to take the law into our own hands as these men did and go chasing people down the road with guns. For that there needs to be a penalty; howsoever dear friends, let this country punkin give you some very valuable advice: If somebody throws down on you with an automated 12 gauge shotgun, don’t charge them and try to take the gun away unless you’ve beforehand made peace with your maker and arrangements with the favorite funeral home of your choice because you’re probably going to need these commodities immediately.

If Mr. Arbery had simply raised his hands (always the smart thing to do when looking down the barrel of a gun), and spoke words indicating that he wished to cooperate with all concerned parties he would most likely still be alive and able to activize efforts to improve our society. 

We say that when he attempted to take the gun from Travis McMichael he assumed liability for his own death, but this premise is not likely to see the light of day in the court trial. So we now render our verdict on the men who chased down Mr. Arbery and shot him. No time to serve but never to be able to legally own a firearm of any kind for the rest of their lives. This is a pretty tough penalty to impose on a gun lover.

And though we may not be believed when we say this, we sincerely feel that we could make the same judgment if the race roles were switched, all other factors being the same.

Here’s a final warning: Once the powers of reason have been lost they can never be recovered mainly because we don’t know we’ve lost it. So, dear friends, be very careful with your mentality seeing it’s the only one you’ve got and you can’t buy a replacement for any amount of money.

Roger Corn


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