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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Tech Crunch Founder Lives in Fear

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This is a sad state of affairs:
Yesterday as I was leaving the DLD Conference in Munich, Germany someone walked up to me and quite deliberately spat in my face. Before I even understood what was happening, he veered off into the crowd, just another dark head in a dark suit. People around me stared, then looked away and continued their conversation.
You'll notice the assault took place in Germany, where the perp knew he had nothing to fear. I doubt it would have happened in Texas, where people have much better manners.

But the other interesting thing to note is:
The threats were, in the opinion of security experts we consulted, serious. The individual has a felony record and owns a gun. Police in three states became involved and we hired a personal security team to protect me, my family and TechCrunch employees.
So how does someone with a felony record own a gun? And how could he have found out that the guy had a gun?

I guess it's nice his company had the money to afford a security team, but for the rest of us wouldn't it be nice if everyone lived somewhere where they could defend themselves?

   

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