Saturday, July 27, 2013

"A large body of citizens is hunting two convicts..."


Posses Are Now Searching Vashon
Island Where Fugitives Are Be
lieved to Be.

   TACOMA, July 7.—A posse left this morning for Vashen island where Stickney, one of the convicts that escaped from McNeil's island penitentiary, was captured last night. It is known that some convicts are still on the island and escape is impossible. A large body of citizens is hunting two convicts supposed to be in the woods south of town. The gun stores' stocks of firearms are completely exhausted on account of the man hunt.

[The Evening Statesman, Walla Walla, Washington, Friday, July 07, 1905. Vol. XXXII. Number 42. Pg. 8]

   Our illustrious governments can't even keep convicts in prison. And they have the nerve to perversely and unconstitutionally regulate arms in our hands?

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