Monthly Archives: May 2014

If he’d been in prison at the time

Here’s an interesting case.

Police in Salisbury say a woman fired multiple shots at her estranged husband as he packed up and prepared to move from the home they shared.

What’s interesting is the victim. Why wasn’t he in prison?

Victim

And here I thought a sentence of “Life” meant “till you die.” Silly me.

Stabbing the security

Who stabs a security guard?

Raleigh police arrested a man for stabbing a security guard early Sunday morning.

Another guard held the suspect until the police arrived, arrested, and identified him.

Suspect

The myth that people just “snap” and start killing is wearing pretty thin.

He’s always been the suspect

She disappeared two years ago. Now they’ve found her body.

Fayetteville police say that after a two-year investigation, the remains of missing soldier Kelli Bordeaux have been found and a person has been charged.

And they say that the suspect was the person they’ve always suspected.

Police identified their suspect as 27-year-old (Suspect) – who has long been a person of interest in the case.

Why did they suspect him?

Suspect

Because he’s a known predator.

Maybe the world would be better off if we didn’t let known predators back on the street.

Stealing storm drains

He didn’t steal the whole drain, just the expensive metal grating on top.

(Suspect), 54, of Raleigh was arrested Tuesday on charges from Garner police that he tried to steal $2,500 worth of storm-drain grates from the parking lot of a Sears store on Fayetteville Street one day in March.

At an age where others should be thinking about fun times with the grand kids, this clown is out stealing storm drain grates.

Suspect

Mommy, where’s grandpa? In jail again.

Charge his accomplice with murder

I love a story with a happy ending.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man died late Monday night after being shot by a man he was trying to rob.

And they even caught his accomplice.

Other CMPD officers, meanwhile, were able to stop the car a short distance away. The driver, 34-year-old (Suspect 2), was interviewed by detectives and then charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Nothing was reported stolen.

And who were our winning contestants?

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Charge the second with the murder of the first and that would mean we were safer by two criminals. It’s a win-win!

‘Gun Free’ restaurant robbery makes ‘The Five’ with Greg Gutfeld (*Video*)

‘Gun Free’ zones attract robbers. Naturally, Bob doesn’t agree.

We are winning.

I especially like that they left my blog logo on the photo.

Original story HERE.

He’s not going to learn

In for a penny, in for a pound, I guess.

Police charged a city man late Monday with breaking into four cars, trying to break into seven others and trying to break into a home, all on Monday, according to arrest warrants.

At what point do you throw up your hands and say “He’s not going to stop. Put him in jail and never let him out.”

Suspect

Probably not this time, either.

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. Follow the signs.

In the aftermath of the Durham restaurant that posted ‘No Guns Allowed’ sign, getting robbed at gunpoint I’m hearing the siren song of “Just ignore the sign!” There’s even a blog post up at Wizbang saying exactly that.

Why CC Holders Should Ignore Anti-Gun Signs Posted in Stores

They are popping up all across the country, little stickers on the front doors of businesses, restaurants and retail outlets informing concealed carry holders that they are not welcome to carry their legal firearm inside. But if you are a concealed carry holder you should ignore these attempts to curtail your rights. If you are legally armed, feel absolutely free to enter and patronize those stores with your firearm no matter what these anti-Constitution store owners want.

Are you an idiot?

He makes two points

[I]t is perfectly logical to state that if a store cannot refuse to serve a gay or a person of a particular race or religion because this refusal violates their Constitutional rights, then a store owner cannot act to prevent a patron from observing their Second Amendment rights, either.

And

These signs do not hold any legal restrictions over your right to carry.

The second is just plain wrong. Here in North Carolina it is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of “as much of the court deems appropriate.” This is not a joke, it’s literally up to the judge to decide how much money he’s going to take from you. And that’s on top of the fat cash you’re going to shovel at your lawyer trying to get him to convince the judge that probation is a much better option than a lengthy stay in the Iron Bar Motel. And right after the arrest, while you’re making bail, you’re not working. Whoops, there went your job. And with your job, your house. No job = no money. No money = no rent or mortgage payments. Hope you like living with your mom. Or your wife’s mom.

So by all means, if you’re independently wealthy and can pay all your bills from savings while you sit in jail after you get convicted, go right ahead and break the law.

The first argument is also pretty stupid. As a matter of logic, it might make sense to the more logic oriented pro gun folks. But it isn’t going to fly in the real world. However much you think owning and carrying a gun is a natural right, and that infringing that natural right is akin to discriminating against gay people who want a wedding cake, they will tell you that you can take the gun off and not be gun gay any time you like.

It’s because they hate you. And if you’re so stupid that you don’t understand that there are people out there who hate you down to the core of their being because you’ve decided that your life is so valuable that you’re willing to carry a gun to protect it, I can’t possibly help you. You think that because your position is logical, consistent, and Constitutional, that people have to accept it and move on with their lives. You’re wrong. You’re judging people by looking in the mirror and calibrating your expectations based upon the person you see there.

They hate you. They will always hate you. They will use whatever tool they have at their disposal in order to destroy you. Getting on the wrong side of the law hands them the full weight of the government with which to destroy your life. And your argument is “hey, let’s just ignore that sign, what’s the worst that can happen?” Ask me again from your jail cell.

Finally, why would you give your money to someone so stupid that they think a sign stops criminal acts? Newsflash: They know the sign doesn’t stop crime. They want the sign to stop YOU. They don’t give a damn about what happens to you. Let’s look at it logically.

  • You’d have to be completely stupid to believe that a “no guns” sign would stop criminals from robbing the place.
  • They aren’t completely stupid. If they were they’d be out of business.

Conclusion: It’s not the criminals that they are trying to deter. It’s you, the concealed carrier. They don’t give a damn about someone coming in and blowing your head off. They just want to make sure that you “crazy people who carry guns for no good reason” stay as far away from them as possible. Because potato.

Guns are bad potato

And what do you do? You march in there, risk jail, and you hand that asshole your hard earned cash. You help him make his rent payment. You help him buy a new car. You fund his lifestyle. Why would you give money to someone who is perfectly happy to see you end up dead rather than permit you to lawfully and safely carry a gun?

It’s not a theory and it’s not an idle consideration with me. I have a friend who came home from dinner, after the night in a hospital, wearing hospital scrub pants because he didn’t ever want to wear his own pants again. They were stained with the blood and brains of his dining companions. He still has the shotgun pellets in the back of his head 20+ years later.

I will not set foot into a place run by someone who is more concerned with his prejudices than he is with my right to defend my own life. I will not fund the lifestyle of someone who’d rather see me dead than see me shoot a mass murderer inside his restaurant. And I certainly won’t go to jail, lose my job, and lose my home just to give money to a person like that.

If you’re that dumb, go right ahead. But stop making it sound like high principle when it’s just giving money to a person to your enemy.

The Mail Online shows how attribution is done

Take note all you image thieves, this is how it’s done correctly.

Sean D. Sorrentino, who writes An NC Gun Blog, published a photo with a sign on the front door of the restaurant that says ‘No weapons’ and ‘No concealed firearms.’

He says the policy ensured that his employees were at the mercy of the armed robbers.

Take a look at how they’ve altered the photo they took from my blog post. See the little ©NCGunBlog.com in the corner? That’s because they contacted me last night and asked permission to use the photo. Because journalism.

That photo was taken by a friend and blog reader who has given me the rights to it. The people who took the photo and posted it on their blog without permission and without attribution are actually violating a copyright. Mail Online apparently has higher standards.

I’ve learned a valuable lesson in the use of watermarks. I will be watermarking photos from now on.

When your daughter is dating a “violent felon…” (*Video*)

A girl is dead and her boyfriend is in custody in Shelby, NC.

Shelby police arrested a 19-year-old man Saturday night in connection with the death of his 17-year-old girlfriend, (Victim).

But it’s not what you think. It’s not a domestic violence murder at all. Police accuse him of orchestrating a robbery and unintentionally shooting her during the robbery.

Suspect

And they knew who he was long before this happened and did all they could to put a stop to it. Perhaps that’s the sort of person she wanted to be with.

I’ve removed the video because it autoplays.

Click over to the news website to watch the video.