For the second week in a row, someone was able to save their family from a pit bull attack by stabbing the pit bulls to death. This week, hero mom CHANDA DAVIS acted to save first her toddler and then her English bulldog from a pair of pit bulls that invaded first her yard and then her home.
Though her quick actions and courage saved her family, she and her family are left traumatized, with vet bills they can't afford, and the bloody aftermath soaked into their carpet.
Unfortunately, in another story, despite a valiant attempt to save his dog, another man is left traumatized when he accidently shot his own dog while trying to kill the attacking pit bull.
We decided a long time ago to leave the wild west "every man for himself" attitude towards marauding beasts and bullies behind us. But due to legislators' inaction and cowing to interest groups more and more people are arming themselves, being witness to carnage, and having to engage in armed battle in their own homes.
The preceding attacks vividly illustrate why, while arming ourselves with guns and knives is all we can do at the moment, it is a less than satisfactory solution to this continuing threat to our safety.
We are way past hoping that pit bull owners will ever become responsible without regulations coercing them to do so.
This asshole, JOSEPH HONORABLE, whose pit bulls attacked a 66 year old man and broke his arm, still doesn't see his dogs as dangerous because he has taught them to sit, they haven't ever attacked him, and when they broke the man's arm they were probably just playing. And so he wants his dogs back.
Then there's the CHEVON FELKER who thinks we have to give the benefit of the doubt to the fighting dog running towards our pets and hope they just want to play and that the game they want to play isn't "Kill The Cur."
We now have a California judge who interpreted law to mean that in the absence of witness testimony to the contrary, we must assume that any dog that kills a person was provoked to do so, and their owner is therefore not liable.
It is time legislators stand up for civilization and civility and relieve people from the trauma of pit bull attacks whether they manage to protect their families or not. We have to value the people who don't love bullying, fighting and killing. And telling us to just stand by, drop the leash, let the pit bull get on with the savagery, and listen to the death scream is not acceptable.