There is a little confusion in the current Police Beat. There is no doubt in my mind (a mind that tries to side with reason at every opportunity) that the thieves in the report made the house they robbed safer by depriving its owner of his guns. Where there is some uncertainty is with the pit bull puppy they stole—it may or may not have turned (or been transformed) into a violent animal. But it's hard to believe that a man who owns guns is the type of man who will train his pit bull to be peaceful and social.