GunBlog VarietyCast Episode 8


Episode 8 is out.

Show Notes are available HERE

Shooter goes before the judge

He’s being held on $2 million bond.

Investigators have released the name of a Pitt County man shot and killed over the weekend. Meanwhile, the alleged shooter –with an extensive criminal history– is being held under a $2 million bond.

“The suspect and the deceased both attended the party together. There were several gang members at the party. We cannot say the victim was a gang member, the suspect was,” said Lieutenant Chad Suggs, who is investigating the case.

Investigators said they learned that (Suspect) and (Victim) attended a party together Sunday morning. (Suspect) then shot (Victim) during an argument, said the Sheriff’s Office.

The anti-gunners like to pretend that guns let arguments “get out of hand” and turn into murder.


Generally when you look at these things you find that it’s not the gun, but the criminal wielding that gun that makes the difference.

Barbecuing the family dog

This is a sick individual.

Police have charged a 51-year-old man with setting a fire at a Beverly Drive home that killed a dog Friday night while his sister and her two daughters were away.

Who solves his problems by torching a house and burning up a dog in the process?


Someone who has already demonstrated his contempt for ordinary social behavior standards.

Defensive gun use in Oxford, NC

Robbing the Rose Mart gas station is not conducive to a long and happy life.

A fatal shooting investigation is underway in Oxford after police said a suspected robber was shot and killed.

Police aren’t releasing many details, but they said 29-year-old (Suspect) was killed inside the Rose Mart on Outer Loop Road. The store was closed Wednesday after the shooting.

No one will miss him.


If you rob enough people, eventually you will meet someone who will shoot you.

Shooting in Charlotte

Another shooting in Charlotte

Police arrested a 23-year-old man Monday morning in connection with a shooting in west Charlotte Sunday afternoon.

Who solves his personal conflicts by trying to murder someone?


Just the sort of person you’d expect.

Stealing guns, getting caught

He didn’t get away with it for long.

A Raleigh man is accused of stealing $10,000 worth of guns from a home on Rock Drive in eastern Raleigh.

He’s listed as an employee of Macaroni Grill. Where else do you supposed he’s “listed?”


Yep. On the State list of people not to trust any further than you can throw them.

UNC School of Government weighs in on State Fair Carry

The School of Government at UNC has a criminal law blog. The proprietor of that blog weighs in on Ag Commissioner Troxler’s unilateral ban on concealed carry at the NC State Fair.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler has stated that firearms, even those carried pursuant to a concealed carry permit, will be prohibited at the North Carolina State Fair, which opens next week. Grass Roots North Carolina, a gun-rights group, contends that the Commissioner’s policy is unlawful. In the post, I’ll explore the legal issue.

Read the whole thing.

He says he’s not certain which part of the law that Troxler thinks he’s going to use to ban handguns, so he’s going to look at three possible ones.

  1. The State Fair is not contained in the “Specified State Property” in GS 14-269.4 where Concealed Carry is banned. Troxler can’t use that to ban carry at the fair.
  2. GS 14-269.3 has a clear exception for CHP holders to carry at events where admission is charged. The “person in legal control” section cannot apply to the State Fair, because in order to post a “No Guns” sign “in accordance with GS 14-415.11(c)” the property must be private property. “For that reason, I tend to think that the Commissioner doesn’t have the authority to ban concealed carry at the State Fair.” 
  3. He thinks that there might be enough wiggle room in GS 14-415.23(a) that allows local governments to post bans on “buildings and appurtenant premises.” I think he’s wrong and that this statute does not apply at all because the State Department of Agriculture is very clearly not “A unit of local government” in any way. GS 14-412.23(a) says specifically that “boards” and “agencies” of the State may not adopt any ordinances, rules, or regulations concerning legally carrying a concealed handgun. The only exception to that rule is the previously mentioned “unit of local government,” which could not be stretched to include a department of the State government.

I’ve left him two comments. First telling him that according to the sign that Troxler displayed at his press conference, he’s relying on 14-269.3.

See for yourself.

He wrote it directly on the sign they plan on using on the State Fair front gate.

I’ve also pointed out that the State Department of Agriculture cannot be considered “a unit of local government.”

We’ll see what he says. But this doesn’t bode well for Troxler and his attempted gun ban.

The @CSGV folks like me. They really like me.

This is pretty awesome. The Coalition Cult to Stop Gun Violence Ownership went through their old tweets and pulled out 13 tweets that hurt their feelings. Al la Jimmy Kimmel, they made a “Mean Tweets” video. Of the 13 tweets, three were from me. No one else got more than one! I am the KING OF @CSGV MEAN TWEETS!!!

Well there’s only one way to respond to that.

Let’s take a look at my “Mean Tweets.”


Ahh, this one hurts. A typo killed it. If I had known that it would be used in a Mean Tweets video more than two years later, I’d have been more careful to make sure I wrote “If U” rather than “I U.” I note that they still haven’t answered the question. They try to ban guns, and they point to unfortunate accidents. So what other kinds of accidents merit the full on ban treatment? Or are guns “different?”  

It was a joy to my heart to hear Joshie crack up when he had to read me calling him The Oompa Loompa of #GunControl. Couldn’t they have gotten him a box to stand on? Look how short the Oompa Loompa is!


This was a funny one. Barry Snell wrote a rather thoughtful article about guns in his college newspaper. He was attacked by CSGV for, in their minds, “Threatening to kill those who disagree with him on guns.”  What he actually said was

You anti-gunners out there will lead us down a path you do not want to go down. Your lack of care and understanding of those who abide by America’s oldest and deepest-rooted tradition will cause a social rift in this country of the likes we have never seen in America’s young history. Your lack of understanding chances causing a civil war — a civil war that will be far worse, more acrimonious, more prolonged and more deadly than the last one.

Hardly a threat of murder. But CSGV isn’t known for their careful attention to facts, logic, or sense.  Check out Barry’s Twitter exchange with them.

I remembered a photo that John Richardson posted. The CSGV people dressed up on hoodies in “solidarity” with Trayvon Martin. Check out the computer in the background. It still has a floppy drive. That doesn’t speak to an organization that is only in 2012 getting around to replacing their old Dell computer. That’s why I suggested that the only things Barry Snell could get out of a libel suit against CSGV was some old computers and Ladd’s chin fuzz.

There’s nothing like knowing that your political enemies spent hours pouring over tweets more than two years old to pick out the ones that hurt their feelings the most. It’s hours they won’t ever get back. We gun rights people do this for free. We waste our own free time mocking the fools who want to disarm us. And now they’ve wasted so hours responding via YouTube, hours they won’t be able to use to come up with effective ways of banning our guns.

But then I’ve long said that the REAL job of CSGV was to con their donors out of enough money to pay Ladd and Josh’s mortgage payments. They’ve got to protect their phony baloney jobs.

UPDATE: Another “Mean Tweeter” @Minutemaniac weighs in.

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Another domestic violence murder

An angry man plus a gun.

Officials are searching for a man they said shot two females, killing one of them, Saturday night in Rowan County.

Deputies were dispatched to Richfield Road for a reported home invasion and shots fired at 9:50 p.m.

An initial report said that a black female had been kidnapped from the residence.

When deputies arrived they found two people had been shot — a 17-year-old girl and a 54-year-old woman.

Deputies said they also located the black female who was reported kidnapped and she had not been harmed.

Investigators said the shooting was a result of an ongoing domestic situation between an estranged husband and wife.  The woman who was first thought to be kidnapped, (Victim), had taken out a restraining order against her husband, who is identified as (Suspect), 33.

The 17-year-old died.

Is this another case of a gun in the home being more likely to kill a member of the family?


Or is it another case of a violent criminal being a violent criminal?

Remember, when the anti-gunners scream about domestic violence, they ignore the fact that violent criminals have families too.