Police: Man stabbed at Leominster Chuck E Cheese
LEOMINSTER, Mass. —Police say an argument led to a stabbing at a Chuck E Cheese in Leominster, sending one man to the hospital and landing another man in jail.
Police tell The Telegram & Gazette officers responded to the children's pizza parlor and arcade at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday.A man was stabbed severely enough to send him to the hospital. In the middle of the afternoon. At a place that caters to children under 10. Let that sink in. Then tell me we have a "gun problem". Or a "knife problem" for that matter. Dude just stabbed another dude for whatever reason - and then stayed in the damn restaurant. There were witnesses. There was video footage. Yet this guy thought so little of his actions - actions that sent a man to the hospital - that he didn't even leave the building.
Think about THAT for a moment. This guy is so unafraid of police and our "justice" system that he doesn't care about getting arrested for attempted murder. He knows it will get pled down to simple assault or less; that he won't serve any meaningful time; and that his "street cred" will go up for being such a tough guy. He stabbed some dude in the arm, more than likely in full view of a room full of kids there for birthday parties and winter exercise. How many kids will leave that Chuck E. Cheese scared to go back? He'll get at best a slap on the wrist.
And yet the governor of Massachusetts has submitted a bill to the state legislature that would force me to get rid of thousands of dollars of legally acquired and legally owned bits of metal and plastic or become a felon. At the same time, gear I already own could make me a felon if I mistakenly load one round too many into a magazine, a legally owned, legally acquired magazine, but with a POOHA* requirement of seven rounds rather than the full allotment of 10 rounds.
This is what passes for "common sense" in Massachusetts. Stab someone, you're so unafraid of consequences you don't even leave the building. Own a piece of metal? Be afraid that you might become a felon if an ill-conceived law were to pass. Scumbags, criminals, and goblins are entirely unafraid of the legal system, while honest, law-abiding folks worry about becoming felons.
Why, it's almost like this is what they want to happen...
That is all.
*Pulled Out Of His @$$