A clueless man and a new gun campaign got me thinking about all the things we should never do for others.

David Santy/TPD photo

David Santy/TPD photo

David L. Santy Jr., 41, was busted for alleged murder for hire, according to a Tucson police news release.

He was reportedly looking for someone to kill a 38-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter because they are witnesses in a child molestation case against him.

Santy was allegedly willing to pay $2,000 for the hit. And he asked an undercover cop.

The new campaign, aimed at Tucson residents and visitors and developed by National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), comes complete with a billboard I spied on my recent drive through town.

It warns people they could get 10 years in prison for buying a firearm for someone who is prohibited from owning one.

That, too, seems like a no-brainer, just like we shouldn’t carry terrorists’ suitcases through the airport.

But then again, we would think it was obvious not to ask a cop to carry out a murder for hire plot.

Cute little campaign logo/US Attny

Cute little campaign logo/US Attny

Other things we should never do for (or unto) others:

*Buy minors cigarettes or alcohol
*Cut people’s hair while they’re sleeping
*Squash hopes, dreams and fantasies
*Be mean for the sake of being mean
*Bully folks into things they obviously don’t want to do

On a more serious note, kudos to the police for busting the accused child molester so he did not get away with killing off the witnesses. Do you think this will bolster the case against him?

Murder for hire is an especially cowardly crime, as the person is too chicken to even carryout the plan himself. It also puts life at one of the cheapest levels, as if a mother and daughter are only “worth” $2,000. Human life is priceless, even though it’s sometimes annoying.


What do you think?

Are there things you would never do for others?

What are they?