Crashing on the getaway

You really shouldn’t run from the cops. You probably can’t drive well enough to get away.

A Durham man led sheriff’s deputies on a chase that ended in a crash and his arrest Thursday evening, according to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.

They were looking for him because he was selling drugs and guns.

Suspect

He can’t follow the road any better than he can follow the law.

Head butting a pregnant woman

Just a few days ago ThinkProgress (which is in favor of neither thinking nor anything that could actually be called progress) freaked out over the state of South Carolina expanding the self defense rights of pregnant women.

On Thursday, a Senate committee in South Carolina voted to expand the state’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law to approve the use of deadly force to protect a fetus. The proposal would grant pregnant women protection from prosecution if they were defending their “unborn children,” defined as “the offspring of human beings from conception until birth.”

Maybe they were trying to protect this guy.

According to arrest warrants, (Suspect) head-butted a pregnant woman near Leland on Monday, breaking her nose.

And what sort of person thinks it is a good idea to head butt pregnant women?

Suspect

Exactly the sort of person no one would miss if he caught a bullet.

Collecting quarters for bail money?

I wonder if bail bondsmen take quarters.

A Cary man apparently tested the patience of Wake County magistrates, and one ordered him held on $100,000 bail after being arrested for the second time in two days on charges that he broke into vending machines.

You’d think that a person would keep his nose clean until the most recent arrest had blown over. But no.

Suspect

He doesn’t seem to have that part of the human brain that says “follow the rules.”

He appealed his case to a higher court

There was never any real chance he would get away. He killed both of his parents and during the manhunt he killed a Forest Service officer along with that officer’s K9. They were never going to give up until they caught him and he was never getting out of prison.

The suspect of a double homicide who was killed following a manhunt March 12 in Burke County shot himself in the head as he was confronted by officers and shots were fired, according to new information from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

He’d already made it pretty clear that he had no interest in following the laws of this State. He was a criminal long before he murdered his parents. If fact, they weren’t even the first people he’d ever killed.

Suspect

Good riddance.

Killing in Charlotte

I know this is going to come as a surprise, but there was another murder in Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested two men in connection to a murder in north Charlotte that happened Monday afternoon.

So did a Concealed Handgun Permit holder suddenly snap and shoot someone over a parking space dispute?

Suspect 1

Victim

Oh. Nothing to see here. Move along.

The curious case of the kidnapped father

Luke over at Triangle Tactical brings us a discussion of why you should carry a gun at home.

How many times have you heard someone say this? “I don’t carry at home, I live in a good neighborhood” or “I only carry when I’m going somewhere I might need it”

A Wake Forest, NC man was kidnapped from his home 5 days ago, and transported to Atlanta where he was being held in an apartment. This morning he was rescued by FBI agents, and it appears from the article that he’s okay.

The kidnapped man’s daughter works as a Wake County Assistant District Attorney, but there’s no word on whether or not that had anything to do with his kidnapping.

Carry your gun. It’s a lighter burden than regret.

Fraud can get expensive

Stealing from Wal-Mart must be lucrative.

(Suspect), 42, of 3523 Greywood Drive, is accused of conspiring to obtain about $159,000 from Walmart under false pretenses and of possessing more than 30 “counterfeit instruments” used to make fake payroll checks, according to arrest warrants.

That’s a lot of money.

Suspect

But you didn’t expect someone willing to steal on that grand of a scale to be new at this, did you?

“Bateman, Colonel Bateman” is at it again

The Left’s second favorite anti-gun (LT) Colonel (After full bird Colonel Jack Jacobs) is at it again. This time he ventured forth from Firebase (Formerly Great) Britain into the wilds of Suburban AmeriKKKa. And he didn’t like what he saw. (link safe, it goes to Captain’s Journal)

Last month I was traveling, in part with my wife and daughter, and I began to notice something. There were a lot more concealed weapons there than I remember seeing before. Four times in the space of just a few days I noticed men carrying pistols under their shirts, in restaurants, stores, and even in a children’s play area of a shopping mall. This craze, which seems new to me because I have been serving overseas for so long, is taking place not just on the streets or in bars, but in family restaurants and places where we all shop. So that is a part of the solution.

“Four times in the space of just a few days” this desk jockey noticed a concealed carrier. All men, none women.  Let me show you how it looked.

Get Shorty Airport Scene from Adam Fletcher on Vimeo.

There are times where I wish I had a movie (or even a cartoon) production company on hot standby. For your entertainment, here’s my script.

Scene: A restaurant in Suburban AmeriKKKa. It’s crowded, it’s lively, but there’s an undertone of menace.

Characters

  • LTC BATEMAN: In uniform
  • MISS BATEMAN: His Daughter
  • MRS BATEMAN: His Wife
  • HOSTESS
  • YOUNG BOY
  • BABY
  • DINERS

 

LT COLONEL BATEMAN (From Behind): (In a BAD British accent) (to perky hostess) I’d like a table for three please.

HOSTESS: What name, please?

LTC B: (from front) (like James Bond) Bateman, Colonel Bateman

The camera pans upward from his shiny boots to his face and we see a flash of all his medals.

YOUNG BOY: (In awe) Are you a Soldier?

LTC B: Yes, I’m a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army

YOUNG BOY: Can I see your medals? What’s this one.

YOUNG BOY points to a Bolo Badge with 4 ladders below it

LTC B: That’s my Power Point Badge. See, it has 4 levels. “Indian Burn, Minor Injury, Serious Injury, and Death!”

YOUNG BOY: Wow!

The undertone of menace grows a bit. LTC B stands and addresses the hostess.

LTC B: (To HOSTESS) I didn’t see a “no guns allowed” sign on the door

HOSTESS: Why would we put one up? It wouldn’t stop the criminals. They’d just ignore it.

The undertone of menace becomes the dominant theme, LTC B looks around the room, seeing bulges everywhere, in all sorts of unlikely places. It’s the first 40 seconds of the above scene from Get Shorty.

The final shot “gun” is a nickel plated Baretta 92FS in the hands of a 3 year old in a high chair. He’s holding it upside down by the barrel and the handgrip, with the trigger guard towards his mouth. His mouth has peanut butter and jelly on it.

LTC B: ARRGH!

LTC B reenacts the Elias death scene from Platoon right there on the floor of the restaurant. We look over his shoulder to see that the “Gun” is actually the remains of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that the child is eating.

YOUNG BOY: Does your dad have PTSD from being “in the shit?”

MISS BATEMAN: Naw, he got it from playing Call of Duty for 6 months while deployed to England.

Scene shifts to a mental hospital. LTC B is fingerpainting.

DOCTOR A: I told you that he wasn’t ready to be released

MRS BATEMAN: You were right, doctor.

SCENE.

Anyone want to make this?

Killing a police officer

The anti-gunners are always telling us that more guns equals more crime. That letting ordinary citizens carry guns will lead to police officers getting killed. So why aren’t they jumping up and down promoting this?

Authorities say a New Bern police officer shot in the face during a foot chase and shootout has died.

When all was said and done, one officer was mortally wounded, another wounded but will recover, and the suspect dead. Is this what happens when ordinary citizens, hyped up on anti-government tea party rhetoric, turn insurrectionist?

Suspect

Or is it what happens when criminals treat officers with the same complete lack of respect they treat laws?

How serious are we?

The organized gay Left collected a scalp a few days ago when the took down Mozilla CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich for giving $1000 to backers of a, depending on how you view it, “Traditional Marriage” or “Anti-Gay Marriage” ballot proposition in California. Proposition 8 passed quite handily, but was later overturned.

It is neither here nor there what you or I think of this particular issue. My views on “Gay Marriage” are tolerably well known. What is important is that the Left has told us that they believe that driving a person out of his own company for financially supporting a cause is a legitimate method of winning a political argument. The hoary old cliché often misattributed to Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!” has gone by the board. It is now “Say what you like, but if you say it publicly, give our enemies money, or refuse to bake us a wedding cake, we will destroy you.”

I think there are some lessons to be learned here.

Modern “Campaign Finance Reform” forces you to publicly proclaim all of your campaign donations. This was originally supposed to discipline politicians, but in reality is only good for finding and attacking people who participate in the political process. Does anyone imagine that politicians really care if you disapprove of their donors?

This act of rage will not likely harm this particular person. He’s got money and can survive. How many people will now refuse to give money to a political campaign if half a dozen years later they face the possibility of losing their job? The victim here is not the target. In the formulation attributed to Sun Tzu, he is just the one who was killed to frighten the one thousand. He was taken down so the thousands of others will close their checkbooks and shut their mouths so that the Left doesn’t wreck their lives.

What goes around, comes around. When you proclaim that a tactic is valid by using it against your enemies, you can’t exactly complain when it’s used against you. The old military joke was “Tracers work both ways.”

Are Donations to Brady Campaign, CSGV, MAIG, Moms Demand Action, etc. publicly available? How can we get those records? Who’s life can we ruin?

We people who believe in personal responsibility, personal liberty, limited and Constitutional government, and freedom are either going to adopt the tactics of our enemies or we are going to let them win. They have decided that we are subhuman. We can be punished by public campaigns to take our jobs. We can be attacked in a complicit media that will gleefully publish any possible negative information about us that government employees dig up.

Our choice is clear. It’s either Mutual Assured Destruction, or surrender. It’s time to identify some anti-gun campaign cash donors and take their jobs away. We can’t hit Michael Bloomberg. He’s rich and funding it himself. We can’t hit his employees in Moms Demand Action Against Guns. But we can find someone who gave them money and make his or her life hell. And I strongly suggest some other conservatives and libertarians identify some targets as well.

It’s either that or we just go ahead and surrender now.