Monthly Archives: December 2012

Those amazing “Felon-Seeking Bullets”

Gun crime must not be all that random. If it was random, there would be a wider class of people who got shot.

Police on Wednesday were investigating the shooting of a Raleigh man while he was in a car outside a downtown apartment complex.

Now granted, 11:38PM Tuesday night is not an unreasonable time to be hanging out in front of an apartment complex, minding your own business.

Victim

But it does seem pretty amazing to me that a random gunshot just so happens to hit a felon on parole.

Maybe gunshots aren’t so random after all.

Another murder that the gun grabbers will not investigate

The gun grabbers are too busy dancing in the blood of innocent children, trying to get guns banned, to pay attention to the far more numerous murders like this one.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a man with murder after a shooting early Saturday in west Charlotte.

Another garden variety murder that the gun grabbers won’t bother to look further into.

Suspect

They will rage on against the rights of people like you and me to own firearms while ignoring the fact that the large majority of murders are done one at a time by criminals. They’ll love to have another statistic to add to the list of dead bodies they blame you and me for, but they will never admit that the real problem is criminals murdering people as part of their business plan.

Obama says “yes” to gun control (*Video*)

We knew it was coming. Politico has the story.

 

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Now it’s time to crush them in the House of Representatives. Get on the horn to your representatives to make sure that they know that voting for gun control is voting against their jobs.

Message from Pastor Kenn Blanchard

Wise words

 

 Watch

Coloseum Software “Recants” Pledge

As reported at Days of Our Trailers and others, Coloseum Software asked for a one day, “Don’t Sell Guns” day in January. They have since “recanted.” I sent them email and received this response, posted in full.

ColoseumBacklash. That should tell you all you need to know about how the Newton School Shooting won’t change the essential calculus of the Gun Rights debate.  The gun grabbers whine and cry on TV and on Twitter, but the real economic pain is brought by gun owners.

I just don’t get it. Every time something bad happens we have one more self-Zumboing. You’d think that they would learn. Our rights are not up for sale, for trade, or even discussion.

 

Sounds like a good shoot to me

But he just had a machete! Why did he have to shoot him 7 times?

(Suspect) was inside a home at 572 Richardson Road when a deputy came to the front door, Hooker said. (Suspect) answered the door, still armed with the machete.

“The deputy took off running,” Hooker said.

Hooker said (Suspect) went after a second deputy at the scene, Damien King, and that King shot him twice. (Suspect) kept coming at King, and the deputy fired five more shots that all struck (Suspect) in the upper torso, Hooker said. (Suspect) died in the middle of Richardson Road.

I don’t know about you, but if someone was chasing me with a machete, I’d shoot him too.  But his family insists he was a good guy.

“(Suspect) wasn’t a bad guy. He was a loving guy,” Hooker said. “About an hour before all this happened, we were in the house joking around.”

And just an instant before he was shot, he was threatening to kill a Johnston County Deputy Sheriff. That seems more relevant to the situation.

Suspect

Perhaps this incident wasn’t all that out of character for him. After a drunken argument, the suspect decided to get a rifle.

(Suspect) retrieved his rifle, but Hooker said he and another family member, (Family Member), 78, managed to wrest the weapon away from him.

So we have a convicted felon retrieving “his” rifle and only stopped from using it by an elderly family member who is himself a convicted criminal, if only a misdemeanant. Another family member says he was mentally disturbed.

(Suspect)’s aunt, (Aunt), who lives at 562 Richardson Road, said he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, though she wasn’t sure how long ago.

“He just came back home a year or two ago,” said Hocutt, 61. “He was living in different places. He would go to the Smithfield Mental Health Center to get his medicine.”

The family wishes it had turned out differently.

Hocutt said the family didn’t have any choice but to call 911 when (Suspect) started swinging the machete.

“We wanted them to help, but we didn’t want him killed,” she said.

I’ve got news for them. If this story is true then the deputy didn’t kill the suspect. The suspect killed himself. The deputy just carried the bullets for a while.

Outrageous, but not the way you’d think

The story of what he did is outrageous enough.

A Durham man was charged Friday with felony cruelty to animals after an investigation found he’d starved his dog to death.

 

But what’s worse than that is this

Suspect

This is the comment I left.

Why is everyone so offended? Look at what he’s been taught. Google NC Department of Corrections and look him up in their criminal database. He’s been convicted of illegally carrying a concealed weapon, possessing stolen goods, resisting an officer, marijuana possession, assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony DUI “impaired instruction,” felony resisting an officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He’s committed all of these crimes yet he’s spent not one day in prison for them. He must understand that we just don’t care what he does. If we cared, if it bothered us, if we were outraged that he would act this way we would have thrown him in prison and left him there.

He is probably bewildered that anyone cares how badly he mistreated his dogs. No one gave a damn about how he mistreated all the people around him, so why would he imagine that we would care about the dogs?

Michelle Dockery Monday: Happy Birthday Michelle edition

So official NC GunBlog Girlfriend, screen siren Michelle Dockery, is now 31 years old. That’s old, but only by idiotic Hollywood standards. I turn 43 here in a few days so by my standards she’s just now growing up.

Socialite Life (there is such a magazine?) has a series of photos of Michelle at the various red carpet affairs she’s been to in the last couple of years.

Two things, Michelle.

  1. Your publicist is still failing in his or her duties. I’m not getting regular updates about you, and I’m especially not getting any photos of you. Your publicist could be assured of getting a once a week mention of you in a major (well, kinda minor actually) and well-respected (I hope) English language sports related (shooting is a sport!) blog. This is crossover appeal territory. Getting your photo in fashion and “socialite” magazines is easy work. Getting your photo and info about your life in front of the men who might otherwise avoid your film and TV work is a coup of the first order. My email is on the page “Blog Policies including Reciprocal Links and email address.” Please have the publicist email the photos with me along with a photo release. I won’t violate other  people’s copyright.
  2. Stop by here before Christmas. We can celebrate our birthdays together. If you’ll pardon my saying, you look like you could use a few slices of cake.

Quite a group of people

Birds of a feather flock together. That’s what my father always said. He believed that if you hung around with bad people, it was reasonable to belive that you were just as bad as them.

Four people are facing felony drug and shooting charges in Union County Thursday, following a standoff with police and later the discovery of $1,500 worth of heroin near the home where the standoff occurred. 

They are accused of taking potshots at someone’s house and then trying to hold off the police tactical team after they barricaded themselves in their own house.

Suspect 1

Suspect 3

Suspect 4

Birds of a feather, all right.

Congressman, in tears, speaks truth (*Video*)

The reports out of Newton are starting to coalesce into a story instead of a pile of wild speculations. In all of these stories we eventually hear about the heroes. The people who ran towards danger instead of away. The people who shielded others at the risk of themselves. The ones who got their charges to safety when all around them was chaos. (From the National Post of Canada)

Hochsprung [The school Principal] and Sherlach [The school psychologist] ran out of the room, toward the shots. “They didn’t think twice about confronting or seeing what was going on,” Day said. Hochsprung lunged at the gunman when she confronted him, officials say. She was killed. Sherlach is also believed to have been killed. 

Bare hands against gunfire. A sickening choice, but she had no other choices available to her.

One Congressman thinks she should have had the tools to match her courage. 

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President Lincoln would have called it her “last full measure of devotion.” Couldn’t we have armed her so she could have succeeded?

Representative Gohmert is no stranger to this sort of violence. (From Raw Story)

Gohmert became emotional as he continued: “You know, having been and judge and having reviewed photographs of these horrific scenes and knowing that children have these defensive wounds — gunshots through their arms and hands as they try to protect themselves — and hearing the heroic stories the principal, lunging trying to protect — Chris, I wish to God she had had an M4 in her office locked up. So, when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids.”

We have been systematically trained in society to be passive and let the “authorities” handle it. We have been asked to be victims who await rescue by the agents of a benevolent state. Yet we ignore the fact that the agents of the state were already there. I maintain that if you don’t trust the teachers and the principal  with guns, you shouldn’t trust them with your children. This principal proved she could be trusted with the children. It’s sad that our society makes her prove it by getting murdered instead of allowing her the tools she needs to win.