Posts tagged Guns
Posts tagged Guns
Everyone, give the Republicans in the U.S. House a big round of applause.
A group of men who appear to use guns to compensate for their own shortcomings, have declared October 19 as Strap On Day – a day of neighborhood exhibitionism.
Seems legit. Strap on big guns, pass out candy to neighborhood children. That sounds like a great idea.
George Zimmerman, acquitted of charges relating to the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested on Monday following an altercation that, reportedly, involved a gun.
He’s in “investigative detention” for domestic battery after allegedly threatening his estranged wife and her family with a gun. There is literally nothing else I can say at the moment, other than I’m sadly not surprised, particularly given his soon-to-be ex-wife’s assessment that Zimmerman feels “invincible” since his acquittal. The Orlando Sentinel has updates here.
ETA: Zimmerman is still being questioned by police. Apparently, Shellie Zimmerman called 911 saying George Zimmerman kept telling her and her family to “come closer” while he had his hand on his gun, and physically assaulted her father. Previously, she admitted to ABC News she was afraid of him and that he had been emotionally abusive. In her 911 call, she tells dispatch, “He continuously has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying ‘get closer,” and told her father, “Dad get inside the house George might start shooting at us.”
She also said, “I’m really really afraid. I don’t know what he’s capable of.” Police say the investigation is ongoing, but Shellie Zimmerman and her family are now unsure about pressing charges.
Lawyers for a Florida man this week cited President George W. Bush’s pre-emptive war in Iraq and the ‘Bush Doctrine’ as a defense after their client killed two neighbors and attempted to kill a third on Labor Day.
And yes, he did also cite “Stand Your Ground” as a defense. He shot three people, killed two, and amazingly, the lone survivor survived being shot eleven times.
Standing your ground with eleven shots into a single human being? Really? And citing preemptive war as a defense… I just don’t even know what to say to that.
Christ, this country’s gone mad.
Police in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, say a 12-year-old boy armed with a BB gun robbed a local lemonade stand being run by a group of younger boys.
According to Johnstown Sgt. Patrick Goggin, the preteen approached the stand and pointed a gun at a 10-year-old boy, threatening to shoot if the other boys didn’t hand over the money they had earned selling lemonade.
A scuffle ensued, but the suspect still managed to make away with a money box containing some $30.
If only there had been a good guy with a gun, amirite? In all seriousness, the kid with the BB gun could have been in danger had an adult with a gun been nearby or the police a little more trigger happy…
From Sen. Mitch
McTurtle McConnell’s official Facebook page.
Please tell me how background checks infringe on your right to own a gun unless you are going to fail said background check.
Head over to Facebook if you want some, er, interesting commentary. There’s many people calling him out as well.
Personally, I find this disgusting to gloat about, particularly when there were a majority of votes — just not two-thirds, because the Congressional GOP believes in BREAK EVERYTHING, ACCEPT NOTHING as strategy — and the American public overwhelmingly supports background checks.
You know who else does? NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre — or at least Wayne LaPierre did in 1999 when he testified before Congress:
And there’s more. Here’s other things Wayne LaPierre thought were reasonable in 1999:
Gosh, Wayne, you’d sound just like a gun-grabbing liberal if you hadn’t have changed your tune! </sarcasm>
Perhaps Sen. McConnell’s has 19,000 reasons to be obstinate. In 2012, McConnell received $19,000 from the NRA — the highest amount donated to any member of Congress. Period.
Of course, that’s assuming McConnell has feelings…