Guns and Killing …

21 Jul

Gun laws were tougher in old Tombstone

No need to check your firearm today in the Arizona town famed for the gunfight at the OK Corral.

ORIGINALLY PRINTED JANUARY 23, 2011:
By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/23/nation/la-na-tombstone-20110123

Reporting from Tombstone, Ariz. — A billboard just outside this Old West town promises “Gunfights Daily!” and tourists line up each afternoon to watch costumed cowboys and lawmen reenact the bloody gunfight at the OK Corral with blazing six-shooters.

But as with much of the Wild West, myth has replaced history. The 1881 shootout took place in a narrow alley, not at the corral. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday weren’t seen as heroic until later; they were initially charged with murder.

And one fact is usually ignored: Back then, Tombstone had far stricter gun control than it does today. In fact, the American West’s most infamous gun battle erupted when the marshal tried to enforce a local ordinance that barred carrying firearms in public. A judge had fined one of the victims $25 earlier that day for packing a pistol.

read more … http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/23/nation/la-na-tombstone-20110123

4 Responses to “Guns and Killing …”

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    • jcalberta June 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

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      Guns: A debate that will never be settled. I have mixed feelings about it all.
      Wish guns didn’t exist .. but down here we do have the responsibility and Right to defend ourselves and our own.
      There’s always going to be some crackpot doing something whether guns exist or not.
      It may be worth noting that most shootings are copy cat events – copying what they saw in the Media.
      Maybe we should get rid of television instead.

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