I have seen this exact situation.
In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.
I am sharing this story because I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am Jason Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help. In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.
I have seen two different families suffer through this. No matter what they do they cannot fix what is so broken. They end up crushed between the their duties as parents and their duties as human beings. They want as parents to protect and fix their child, but as human beings they must eventually abandon their child to the destructive “care” of the State, if only to protect everyone else.
Why don’t we have anywhere else to put the mentally disturbed than in prison?
Gun grabbers tell us that you’re likely to know the person who kills you. I say that pretty much everyone knows some really bad people.
A Marion man is charged with murder after authorities say he forced his way into a home and fatally shot a man who was inside. Police say the shooting appears to be domestic-related.
Domestic related is probably code for “the person he shot was a rival for the affections of a woman.”
That’s how fast it can happen. Some criminal has the hots for your girl and decides that if he can’t have her, you won’t either.
Exit question. If we can’t keep guns out of the hands of a multiply convicted felon, drunk, and drug dealer, how do the gun grabbers propose to improve the situation by making it harder for me to get a gun?
A post by Knitebane reminds me to tell everyone that I’ll be at the C&E Gun Show in Raleigh. I’ve been neglecting my duties at the Grass Roots North Carolina booth. I’ve been wrapped up in other items and I’ve been missing out on the fun of recruiting new members and talking gun laws in person at the gun show.
I’ll be bringing my rifle as a display item, but I have a DPMS stripped lower receiver for an AR-15 that I want to get rid of. I will also be bringing along the last of my Gunwalker T-Shirts to see if I can unload any.
But mostly I’ll be hanging out, talking politics, and generally having a good time with my fellow gun rights activists.
Thankfully this occurred at NC State University. If someone had been armed, the poor robber might have gotten shot!
The arrest of an 18-year-old man Monday in the knifepoint robbery of a North Carolina State University student resulted in the same suspect being arrested for a late October theft that included seven N.C. State championship rings taken from a north Raleigh home.
We should assume that any competent criminal, even one who can’t outrun the cops, would know that an 18 year old college student is unlikely to be able to defend himself against a knife wielding attacker.
Time to put this guy away for a long, long time. He hasn’t learned yet. He isn’t going to, either.
It’s Jolly Olde England, and handguns are banned. You’re out drinking at a pub with friends, so no worries, right?
A 22-year-old woman suffered a single gunshot wound at The Vernon pub in Old Basford on 17 August. She recovered after treatment in hospital.
The police think she was a random target of someone who just shot into the crowded building. How’s that gun control working?
Sometimes low level criminals make the jump to the big time.
Police charged two women with an armed robbery after money was stolen Monday night from a Shell gas station on South Saunders Street.
In an arrest warrant, they charged her with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit that offense, saying she and two other people had a revolver and threatened a clerk when $237 was taken at about 8 p.m.
Sticking a gun in someone’s face and demanding money is definitely the big time.
The first suspect was convicted of misdemeanor larceny, but the second suspect assaulted so many people so often that she was convicted of “Habitual Misdemeanor Assault” a felony.
Some people can’t keep their hands to themselves. Or off your stuff.
While I would prefer that the State eliminate the old Jim Crow era pistol purchase permit requirement, this is a good step.
Chatham County has begun accepting online applications for handgun purchase permits, a move several North Carolina counties have made and Wake County is considering.
All handgun purchases, even exchanges between private individuals, require a permit in North Carolina. Sheriffs decide the rules for their counties, however, and buyers must typically apply at the sheriff’s office in person and then return to pick up the permit.
They are considering moving the CHP application process online as well.
This is a good idea. Forcing people to drive to the county courthouse twice just to get permission to purchase a pistol is a stupid waste of everyone’s time. You get the idea that some people would like it to be as difficult as possible to limit the number of people who buy handguns.
Check out their website to see if you live in one of the counties that accepts purchase permits online. Currently the counties that accept purchase permit applications are Mecklenburg, Jones, Moore, Union, Lincoln, and Chatham.