January 5, 2015

Bringing a gun into a family argument changes everything, and not just for that moment. Forever.

NY Daily News:

Thomas Gilbert Sr., the 70-year-old founder and president of Wainscott Capital Partners, was shot in the head during the violent encounter with his son inside the victim’s multimillion-dollar apartment at 20 Beekman Pl., police said.

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The son, 30, was captured about 10:45 p.m. after cops in riot gear chopped down the door of his ground-floor apartment and found him hiding inside, officials said.

He was taken away in handcuffs, but a motive for the alleged patricide remained unclear. Gilbert Jr., a Princeton grad, showed no emotion and appeared stone-faced as cops took him to the 17th Precinct stationhouse for questioning.

His distraught mother called 911 at 3:31 p.m. after finding her mortally wounded husband in a bedroom of their eighth-floor pad, a source said. It was not clear if she was home at the time of the shooting.

Imagine this encounter happening without the gun. Perhaps they would have had the same fight, shouting at each other. Maybe even breaking glasses and throwing things.

Chances are, one wouldn't be in jail on murder charges while the other was dead. Tell me more about how more guns makes us all more safe?

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