Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Addition...

Barron sends in the latest addition to the Dead Goblin Count:

Two intruders fatally shot at Pierce County pot house

On the day marijuana became legal in Washington, two masked intruders were killed at a luxury home near Puyallup where marijuana was being grown, the Pierce County sheriff’s office said.
The homeowner called just before 8 a.m. Thursday to report a break-in and then called back a few minutes later to say shots were fired, said spokesman Ed Troyer.
Now, I was torn over this one. On the one hand, MJ is legal in WA now. On the other hand, you don't have mature plants ready to use in less than a day. Since the report does not mention the homeowner being a prohibited person, I will assume that he is a legal gun owner and allow the addition (actually a double addition, since two goblins died) to proceed unless I hear otherwise.

Two goblins armed with guns breaking into a house get reduced to room temperature by the person that's supposed to be there. I'm having a hard time getting a case of the vapors over ZOMG TEH EVIL BUD here. If the guy in question had been brewing his own beer and they kicked the door in to cover that, would it change anything? Doubtful.

In fact, the report mentions that the house is in a ritzy neighborhood, had a six-freakin-car garage, any number of expensive toys around, and such. Sounds a lot more like someone growing a little recreational MJ than a hardcore drug dealer - and if you can that well while stoned to the gills, power to you. Doesn't mean goblins have the right to kick in your door by any means.

Dead Goblin Count: 348

That is all.


Andie said...

Reading that, I have to wonder if the intruders were actually known to the homeowner, if even in a tangential way. While I agree that it doesn't give them the right to kick in the door, with the amount of alleged shooting that took place, I am curious about who knew who and what about who and what.

Sendarius said...

As I read them, the new laws in WA say that USE IN PRIVATE is now legal, but growing, selling, and use in public remain illegal.