Unintended Consequences

Most of the people in the gun rights community are familiar with a novel called Unintended Consequences by John Ross.  It's a strange book; a fictional political thriller, a history lesson, and a warning to overreaching politicians that their actions have consequences that they may not have intended.  The main character of that novel is one Henry Bowman, and it seems that someone has taken that name as their online pseudonym to write about his intent to make a last stand.  If that's how he wants to spend his last few minutes on earth, I admire his courage, but I do not expect the outcome of his choice to make a difference. 

Given the opportunity to make an informed choice, I suspect that the character John Ross wrote would have chosen differently than what that particular editorialist has expressed.  Actions perhaps no less radical, but significantly more effective. 

If you've read the book, you know how Henry Bowman fought his fight, and you can make your own decision as to which Bowman to emulate.

This entry was published Sat Sep 24 11:07:31 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2005-09-24 11:07:31.0. [Tweet]

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