Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Texas CHL Holder Screws Up

As a group, Texas CHL holders are the most law abiding citizens of the state. But as in any group, there are those who do not fall within the norm. Tye Burke is one such individual. If this news report is factual, Tye Burke committed a felonious act and deserves to be punished to the full extend of the law.

Here is what he is said to have done:

From News Channel 11

A Lubbock man faces felony charges, after a children's soccer game turns violent.

Tye Burke, 25, was free on bond Monday, after authorities arrested him Saturday afternoon at the Berl Huffman Complex. Lubbock Police say he pulled a gun on another parent during a fight. Now, he's charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...

...Investigators tell NewsChannel 11 that Burke got into a fight with the female coach of his child's soccer team. The soccer association tells us the children playing at the time were between seven and eight years old. Apparently, the coach's husband tried to stop Burke from yelling at his wife, and that's when the two men got into an argument in the stands. The police report states that the victim pushed Burke, and then Burke pulled a handgun and pointed it at the victim's head. Police say an off-duty prison guard tackled Burke, and got the gun away from him.

Investigators say Burke does have a concealed handgun permit, but in this situation it just compounds possible action. "The laws pertaining to a concealed handgun permit, only allows you to carry the firearm on or about your person. Beyond that, the laws that apply to using the firearm, displaying the firearm, things of that nature are the same for anybody," Lubbock Police Captain Greg Stevens said.
Well Tye, you done stepped in it and I hope they throw the book at you. It appears that you were the instigator in this incident, and if true, you have done us all a disservice. How long do you think it will be before Marsha McCartney and the Texas branch of the Brady Bunch use your incident against all Texas CHL holders? How long until your name is brought up in anti gun editorials throughout the United States?

Carrying a firearm is a right that comes with a certain amount of responsibility. I am a firm believer in the fact that each and every one of us has the right to carry the most efficient means of self defense, I also believe that those of us who abuse that right need to be separated from society.

Tye, you have abused this basic human right. You are the weakest link, Good Bye.

1 comment:

Bob said...

As the number of CCW permits increase, the percentage of incidents like this occurring also increase, unfortunately. It's required, therefore, that all law-abiding CCW owners condemn this sort of thing when it occurs.