Posts Tagged ‘facepalm’

I will keep this short. As I am writing this it is 12:37 and the facts are still rolling in.

What we do know is this is yet ANOTHER shooting that has happened in a “gun free zone.” Plastic signs protect nobody, plain and simple.

Next point I want to make is this is the tweet that made me realize something was happening.

This made my blood boil. I cannot explain the level of pissed off I hit when I realized some of our nations warriors were being told to “Hide and Hope” instead of protecting themselves and their brothers and sisters. “Shelter in place and wait for the trained people to show up.” Makes sense right? Now for the second time, on the same military base, we have had soldiers slaughtered.  When will someone realize the hypocrisy of telling our military personnel we trust them with guns as long as they are in some other far away country when they are carrying them?

So far we have discussed two laws that are bullshit policies and need to go. You want to save lives? Stop creating victims. Just my $.02 on the legal side of this tragedy.

Another thing we know right now is that someone in Washington is thinking of the best way to use this tragedy to strip veterans of their Second Amendment rights. Just wait and see….

One last thing before I sign off. This is another instance where a shooter is met with resistance from a good guy with a gun and quickly offs themselves. According to news reports the shooter was engaged by a female MP and immediately turned his gun on himself. This seems to be a theme in the history of mass shootings and must be pointed out more. The only thing that stops bad guys with guns are good guys with guns.

As usual I will keep the same policy I have had regarding mass shooters since I started the blog and that is I will not use their names. I will not use my blog to add to the fame of any person who can commit such atrocious acts. Like the rest of the nation I send my thoughts and prayers out to the victims and their families.

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Who remembers the instructor from Lancaster Ohio who cracked one off in the class room while demonstrating how you don’t have to remove a revolver from a purse to fire it? Well, he made the news again today. It was actually good news for him and some pretty shitty news for every other NRA instructor out there. Good news for him is that he didn’t get charged with a felony for winging a student. Bad news for us because every time you identify yourself as a NRA instructor you are automatically synonymous with this asshole.

I have to give him credit though, every student in that class will never forget that a revolver will shoot through a purse.

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A common question we get while teaching the classroom portion of our Concealed Handgun classes is why there is no live ammunition allowed in the classroom. Short answer is it is NRA policy and it just makes sense. The same reason we don’t have live ammo around while we dry fire or clean our gun we don’t have it around while we are in a classroom and we don’t want things to go boom.

My guess is al-Qaida will start adopting NRA policies real soon. They had a little whoops at terrorist college a few days ago in car bombs 101. Twenty-one students came one suicide mission short of their 72 virgins while a couple dozen more were arrested by security forces. Such a shame…..

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Sybrina Fulton held the attention of a Senate committee yesterday while trying to push changes to a law that was never used as a defense in the case surrounding her son. Why hasn’t anyone pointed that fact out? Maybe I’m in a bad mood tonight and am cutting straight to the chase?

“I just wanted to come here to … let you know how important it is that we amend this stand your ground because it certainly did not work in my case,” Fulton said, speaking without consulting prepared remarks. “The person that shot and killed my son is walking the streets today. This law does not work.”

Again, George Zimmerman’s defense team never used Stand Your Ground as a defense. Again with the misrepresenting of facts.

As expected Ted Cruz offers up the best idea of leaving it up to the states to decide.

“This is not about politicking. This is not about inflaming racial tensions. This is about the right of everyone to protect themselves and protect their families.”

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I don’t like to pile it higher on someone when they are already swimming at the local waste treatment plant as it is, but I think we need to talk about the difference between “accidental” and “negligence.”

If you remember at the beginning of the week I had a little article in regards to the instructor in Lancaster Ohio who shot one of his students. Well It turns out this isn’t his first rodeo at putting holes in someone that didn’t need new holes applied. In 1977 instructor Dunlap was then Officer Dunlap and was assisting with a Halloween hayride. Instead of the typical mask and some fake blood, Officer Dunlap decided that his .38 revolver (again seriously?) was a better prop and shot what he assumed to be blanks into the air. Unfortunately, once again those pesky live rounds found their way into the gun and a struck  Cathy Hessler who was 14 years old at the time.

We need to take a few things away from this. First, Mr. Dunlap needs to hang up the revolvers. And secondly the difference between a Negligent Discharge vs. an Accidental Discharge are vast. My view is that an Accidental Discharge is a mechanical malfunction of the firearm that caused the firearm to discharge. A Negligent Discharge is what we are seeing both times with Mr. Dunlap. It was shooter error that was to blame in both of his “oops” moments. Sadly, this is actually the cause of most all unwanted firearm discharges when you get down to it.

I still can’t wrap my head around pulling the trigger of a gun at a class full of students even if I knew it was unloaded or not, I’m sorry, but I just can’t. The definition of negligent is “habitually careless: habitually careless or irresponsible” and to me it describes the situation down in Lancaster pretty well in both cases. We need to keep the rules for safe gun handling in mind at all times so we can minimize these sorts of things from happening and make sure we don’t get anymore bad press.

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I have one heck of a rant today. I started writing this on Friday but had to stop and scrap it because I was starting to get out of hand. If you haven’t heard there is a painting in the Florida State Capitol Building being displayed titled by the artist “We are all Trayvon Martin.”

To quote the news article…

The mural shows a man who looks similar to George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader who shot and killed Martin in February 2012 and was later acquitted in the teen’s death, shooting a person wearing a hoodie.  There’s a mirror in the mural where Martin’s face would be so visitors can see themselves as the teen.

I’m sorry did I miss something? Maybe I didn’t pay close enough attention to the trial to catch where George Zimmerman shot Trayvon in the back. Oh it didn’t happen? Well shit that’s weird!

Quick someone paint me a picture of a “White-Hispanic” man pinned to the ground on his back and getting his head pounded off the concrete. I already have a couple titles ready for it if you paint it for me, “We are George,” “Felonious Assault,” “Facts,” and my favorite “Shit That Really Happened.”

The thing that chaps my ass the most is it is being displayed in a government building. I can accept that this would be displayed in some hipster liberal art gallery that’s filled with dudes in scarves and skinny jeans drinking 15 dollar lattes discussing how far their French Liberal Arts degrees have taken them in life, but a public building has me befuddled,

If this is acceptable for a government building what possibly could be off-limits? Oh, that’s right the Ten Commandments. You heard right! A blatant attempt at misrepresenting facts is acceptable, but a religious symbol of ethics and morals must go. Is this real life?

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Shawn Corey Carter has become quite the outspoken political commentator lately making appearances at the lavish dinner parties hosted at the White House and has attended rallies held for Trayvon Martin. Most people reading this right now are thinking “who is this guy?” and that is understandable. Shawn is better known as the famous rapper and hypocrite, Jay Z.

Jay Z has been bff’s with our commander and chief for quite awhile now dating back to Barry’s first run at the White House back in 2008. Any time Barrack Hussein Obama takes a stance his bromance isn’t far behind to quickly agree. Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage, for example, was quickly followed by Jay’s approval. 

Recently the HOV did an interview with a hip-hop journalist. He stated that he “didn’t sleep for two days…” after the verdict was handed down sending George Zimmerman free. He went on to give us an amazing insight on how Stand Your Ground Laws work.

 “You can have a fight with someone and they’re running way [sic], you can shoot them and kill them and you’re fine? What?! Come on. Come on, man.”

Hmm, weird. Last time I checked that isn’t at all how stand your ground laws work but maybe J doesn’t know that?  It seems that Shawn has a bit of a checkered past when it comes to violence and maybe this is why his view on the stand your ground laws are a little fuzzy?

Now comes the fun part of today’s article. Let’s touch on the hypocritical aspect of our President’s buddy. Besides starting to deal crack at a very young age, at the age of 12 he shot his brother for stealing a piece of his jewelry. Weird. He was never prosecuted and his brother never pressed charges. This might be what is blurring the meaning of stand your ground laws for Mr. Carter.

In a message taped for Jay Z’s Made in America festival the POTUS said,

 “To me, the idea of America is that no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try. Jay-Z did it. He didn’t come from power or privilege. He got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes and just plain refused to quit. That’s what ‘made in America’ means.”

Made in America? Shooting your brother at the age of 12 is working hard? Maybe he at least learned from his mistakes like his bro said? Wrong. In December of 1999 Jay was picked up by police in New York for stabbing a record executive in the stomach with a 5″ blade. He first pleaded not guilty but eventually, in 2000, he changed his plea to guilty receiving only 3 years probation. I guess I would be against stand your ground laws if I went around stabbing folks with knives too.

Surely it stops there? Not really. It actually stops after you have a an arrest at the age of 16 for possession of crack, followed by at least one arrests on gun charges.

Now I know I am coming down hard on our President’s buddy and I will be the first to admit we don’t really know of him shooting anyone other than his own brother. I say there is a lot you can tell about someone just by looking at the company they keep and I have to say that our great leader isn’t setting the bar very high. It seems if we look closely at the most anti-gun president in U.S. history’s friends it is pretty telling.

Pass this around the next time you see this dynamic duo pushing for some more reasonable gun laws, or partying it up in the White House on our dime to let people know exactly the level of hypocrisy.

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