Man sent to jail for pit bull attack

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

A 27-year-old Graham County man will spend almost three years in prison for commanding his pit bulls to attack another man.

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1911-govt

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Dec 7, 2007
 
Another example of some idiot ruining dogs.

I was raised with AmStaffs....great dogs until some idiot like Marvin Dale Harris gets hold of one.
Maccabees

Newport, AR

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Dec 7, 2007
 
Thank goodness!!! Someone is actually blaming the owner instead of the dogs. And this punishment will hurt.

Owning a dog is a right. And rights are tied to responsibilities.

Citizens have the right to drive cars unless they cross certain bounds of criminality. Then the guilty citizen loses their right to drive. But all citizens don't.

Citizens have the right to "keep and bear arms" unless they cross certain bounds of criminality. Then the guilty citizen loses their right to "keep and bear arms". But all citizens don't.

Citizens have the right to own dogs, unless they prove themselves to be irresponsible in their duties as an owner. At that point, they should expect to lose their rights to "keep and care for dogs". But all citizens shouldn't.

It doesn't matter if it is a VW Beetle or a Hummer; a .22 or a .44 magnum; a Pekinese or a Pit Bull.

It is not the property that is at fault. It is the irresponsible property owner.

In this case the dog owner crossed a line that will actually cost him his freedom. But his freedom only. Not mine or anyone else's.

The justice system actually makes sense in this case. There should be no consideration of early release and the violator should be restricted from owning dogs of any kind.
1911-govt

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Dec 7, 2007
 
Maccabees wrote:
Thank goodness!!! Someone is actually blaming the owner instead of the dogs. And this punishment will hurt.
Owning a dog is a right. And rights are tied to responsibilities.
Citizens have the right to drive cars unless they cross certain bounds of criminality. Then the guilty citizen loses their right to drive. But all citizens don't.
Citizens have the right to "keep and bear arms" unless they cross certain bounds of criminality. Then the guilty citizen loses their right to "keep and bear arms". But all citizens don't.
Citizens have the right to own dogs, unless they prove themselves to be irresponsible in their duties as an owner. At that point, they should expect to lose their rights to "keep and care for dogs". But all citizens shouldn't.
It doesn't matter if it is a VW Beetle or a Hummer; a .22 or a .44 magnum; a Pekinese or a Pit Bull.
It is not the property that is at fault. It is the irresponsible property owner.
In this case the dog owner crossed a line that will actually cost him his freedom. But his freedom only. Not mine or anyone else's.
The justice system actually makes sense in this case. There should be no consideration of early release and the violator should be restricted from owning dogs of any kind.
I agree with most of what you say, but......

Neither driving nor owning dogs is a right. Driving and dog ownership are privileges.

The line about the "property" not being at fault is right on the money.
Franky

Atlanta, GA

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Dec 7, 2007
 
1911-govt wrote:
Another example of some idiot ruining dogs.
I was raised with AmStaffs....great dogs until some idiot like Marvin Dale Harris gets hold of one.
I agree. We have small children and a pit bull that loves all of us. He protects our home and we are thankful we have him. Pit Bulls are wonderful dogs - it is the way they are trained that makes them wonderful dogs or dogs that will tear you to pieces if told to do so. So if you are going to have dogs, love them and teach them the right way.
Last Buffalo

Gaffney, SC

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Dec 7, 2007
 
Franky wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. We have small children and a pit bull that loves all of us. He protects our home and we are thankful we have him. Pit Bulls are wonderful dogs - it is the way they are trained that makes them wonderful dogs or dogs that will tear you to pieces if told to do so. So if you are going to have dogs, love them and teach them the right way.
Way to go!

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