A young girl, accompanied by her father, goes door-to-door in California selling cookies. On the 3100 block of Strawberry Tree Lane in Temecula, John Dodrill, 59, answers the door and pulls a gun on the two, reported the New York Daily News. Here you can read that coverage.
We live in angry times. Too often, rage is set off by a driver cutting us off, a long line in the supermarket - or someone selling something at our door. Shouldn't a reasonable human being, such as a parent, be aware of the peril of peddling whatever door-to-door, even by what might have been a cute kid. And shouldn't the local authorities - part of Hillary Clinton's notion of "village" - have banned that sort of thing.
Clearly the here-I-am-at-your-door approach is a dangerous one. It's no way to introduce the young to the fundamentals of capitalism. Progressive communities will classify this tactic as a "public nuisance" and that will be the end of that. The Dodrills will be left to enjoy their privacy.