This isn’t the first time burglars have used obits to target homes for victimization.  It just seems like it’s happening more often (or it happened to someone in the Today show’s staff’s sphere of influence).

(Today Show) – A new warning from police about a trend so despicable, even veteran detectives are stunned: Thieves are now using funerals to rob families blind.

It doesn’t get much lower than this: Bands of thieves are targeting families at their most vulnerable. Here’s how it works: When you lose a loved one, you post an obituary in the paper, along with details of the funeral. The criminals know you won’t be home, and that’s when they strike… while you’re at the cemetery.

They are well-planned attacks: Thieves poring through local obituaries, and picking out the homes of grieving relatives.

When you leave for the funeral, the thieves move in. And they are heartless.

It happened to Cindy and Dennis Higdon. Their son Christian was tragically killed. But while they were at his funeral laying him to rest, thieves were ransacking their Kentucky home.


And in Connecticut, of all places, the meme by gun control advocates that politicians need to support gun control or “the 90 % of Americans” who allegedly support gun control will never elect them got a harsh reality check Tuesday in a Connecticut state legislature race to replace a staunchly anti-gun representative.

(Examiner) – A political theme being advanced by “progressives,” that pro-gun support is going to cost politicians their seats, got a harsh reality check Tuesday when Republican Samuel Belsito captured the Connecticut State Legislature’s 53rd House District. The special election, held to replace Democrat representative Bryan Hurlburt, who resigned to take a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, marks the first time a Republican has won the district in 40 years, The Journal Inquirer reported.

For those gauging the impact of the gun issue, Belsito “said he would have voted against the recent gun control legislation.” Importantly, his opponent, Democrat Anthony Horn, felt the same way.

“I would have voted ‘no’,” Horn told The Hartford Courant, adding “Even though they say it is just registration, I don’t think that’s the end of it.


And anti-gun pols are nervous that “Nanny” Bloomberg is stepping in a big, steamy cowpie with his latest stunt:

( – We need strong-minded people like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to face down the gun lobby.

But the letter he’s sending out today to more than 1,000 donors in the New York area, urging them to withhold campaign contributions from four Senate Democrats who voted against a bipartisan gun bill that failed in the Senate, could backfire in all our faces.

Think about who will likely replace these wavering, pro-gun Democrats: Republicans with impeccable A-ratings from the National Rifle Association.

And they wonder why their newspaper continues to hemorrhage readers.   With opinions like that, it isn’t even suitable as cage-liner for pets.





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  1. Think about who will likely replace these wavering, pro-gun Democrats: Republicans with impeccable A-ratings from the National Rifle Association

    Typical media. They say this like it’s a bad thing…

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