All three are registered Democrats, and all three work directly in Democrat politics, so we can rule out angry Republicans.
The cops are kind enough to let us know that they don’t think it was “domestic” in nature. By that I’m assuming they are politely trying to say that it wasn’t some “love triangle” thing.
So unless we posit that the Dems are a criminal organization, this appears to be a case of three totally non-criminal people in an attempted (if she survives) murder. I imagine that the story will be interesting if the cops ever let us hear what actually happened.
On a side note. The names of the two political consultants. Who the heck named these two? Do their parents hate them? Or are names like that the NC equivalent of “Skipper” and “Muffy,” the sort of weird names that rich people give their kids?
The story tells that he had two DWIs, but they ignore the pair of Assault on a Female charges he was convicted of in 2001. Many domestic violence misdemeanors in NC are charged as “assault on a female.”
It would be interesting to see if he was subject to any protective orders, or if those assault charges were domestic related.
She is accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death almost a year ago.
North Carolina has a law that says anyone on trial for something other than a capital offense is entitled to bail. That’s because pre-trial confinement is not intended as a punishment, but merely as a way to make sure you show up for trial.
Sometimes that means letting the crazy people out. I guess that the same laws that protect this crazy woman also protect me.
LaRue started it. Olympic Arms followed suit. I have a feeling that a lot more companies will jump in. I have decided to maintain a “New York Boycott” page so that we can keep track of the companies that put your Second Amendment rights before profits.
Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. If you know any firearm manufacturers, tell them too. We want a widespread boycott of anti-gun states. There is no way that firearm companies should be selling firearms to the people who taking rights away from their own citizens. My email address is on the boycott page, so any companies that want to be added should email me directly.
They will likely update the article soon. I’ve got the press release from the Raleigh Police. It’s not posted electronically, so I can’t link it.
Officials at Athens Drive High School and the Raleigh Police Department’s school resource officer assigned to the school were conducting a follow-up investigation that stemmed from a disturbance in the cafeteria this morning.
During the course of that follow-up work, a student at the school, (Suspect) (DOB 7/11/95), was found to be in possession of a handgun and was taken into custody by the SRO. The gun had not been reported to have been displayed by the suspect or reported to have been involved in any incident at the school today.
(Suspect) was transported to the Wake County Jail and was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a gun on educational property, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer, and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.
My friend stopped, turned around to verify what she saw, called 911, beat on the door, roused the neighbor, put the neighbor and cat and dog in her car, and waited while the fire department extinguished the fire. Yet she’s not a “hero.”
I’d even be willing to help out. I have a nice shiny new rifle which would be perfect for explaining to coyotes that their presence is no longer required.
Someone needs to explain to these people that unless they teach the animals that humans are at the top of the food chain, the animals will never learn. If you run and hide, you are food. If you shoot them dead, not so much.
It’s a breath of fresh air because almost all gun discussion on the mass media avoids using facts. They media spends most of the time trying to ignore the fact that most of what they ask to be illegal is already illegal. There can be no other reason that gun grabbers spend so much time trying to tell us that machine guns should be illegal. Umm, guys… National Firearms Act? Ever heard of it?
Poor Mark ran into the wall of information and honestly did his best to explain the laws. Unfortunately, whenever an outsider tries to explain something, insiders quickly see all the flaws. I want to tease him about it, but then I try to imagine myself (not a car racing fan) trying to explain the rules of NASCAR to anyone and I realize what he’s up against. Luckily, I have Mark’s email address. You might remember Mark as the person primarily responsible for posting the (mostly) redacted NC Concealed Handgun Permit database online.
If you read the WRAL piece before, read it again. You’ll see that many of the errors are corrected. Originally he fell afoul of the whole ”clip” vs. “magazine” issue. He was also under the misapprehension that you couldn’t carry a gun where alcohol is sold. It’s actually where it is sold AND consumed. As I told him, it’s perfectly legal to carry a gun to the convenience store to buy the beer you’re going to take home to drink. He was also told by the Attorney General’s office that short barreled rifles and short-barreled shotguns are against the law in North Carolina.
I used the email address I had and to my surprise I got a fairly quick response. He changed out the “clip” for “magazine,” corrected the sold and consumed, and after some back and forth added a bit that explained that federally registered SBRs, SBSs, and silencers were legal in NC.
There’s one part that I’m still not happy about.
Practically speaking, the federal government tried to outlaw “assault weapons,” those that serve no purpose other than killing people, in 1994.
Mark, are you kidding me? Are you really trying to tell me that
My AR-15 serves no purpose other than killing someone, and
That killing someone with my AR is not a valid purpose?
This kind of editorializing has no place in what should be a straight news story. First off, it’s just plain wrong. An AR is the single most popular rifle sold in America. It’s used in competitions of all sorts, from local “Zombie shoots” all the way up to the rarefied competitive level of the President’s Rifle Match. The AR is a perfectly acceptable hunting rifle, though why people think that only hunting rifles are acceptable escapes me.
But most of all, saying that a rifle is primarily a tool to kill someone doesn’t make it a bad thing. My rifle is set up so that I can use it for home and short range defense. My suspicion is that if I put two or three rounds from my AR in the high center chest area of a home invader, he is unlikely to survive. This does not impugn the rifle, or me, in any way.
Overall grade for Mark’s effort is B. Mark got a lot of information correct, and he was willing to correct his info when he was told it was wrong. That counts for a lot. Unfortunately, that piece of really egregious editorializing knocks him out of the A range.
Mark, when you’re ready to learn about gun owners, let me know. You have my email. We’ll take my AR to the range. Have you seen the fantastic range that Wake County built for us?