Parents, foster politeness.

A Charlotte woman was arrested Saturday after her 7-year-old daughter shot herself with a gun in the family’s southwest Charlotte residence, police said.

The girl was shot in the hand, and her injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Investigators said Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, faces a charge of failure to properly secure a weapon.

Via C&L.


Be polite at work and school, especially if they are the same place.

Officials say a Utah teacher is in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the leg with a concealed firearm in a faculty bathroom at the elementary school where she works.

Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says the gun went off while the woman was in a faculty restroom shortly before class started Thursday at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville.

Too stupid to have a gun, too stupid to teach.


Politeness requires that you drive defensively:

Gary J. Courtney, 56, was booked into Spokane County Jail over the weekend facing assault with a firearm and drive-by-shooting charges. Witnesses said Courtney hit the cyclist, a 30-year-old man, with his truck, then argued with him. Courtney pulled out a pistol and fired once in the man’s direction as he pedaled away, hitting him in the right forearm, according to court documents.

This has been your daily does of politeness.


Pat Robertson coins a new beatitude (much more at the link):

“What is the new Beatitude? Blessed are the fully armed for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven,” the 700 Club host said.

This is no Christianity that I know.

Words fail me.


Such politeness leaves me without words.

A Macon man was treated at Coliseum Northside hospital Thursday after he accidentally shot himself in the penis.

The man was parked at the gas station at about 9:30 p.m. when he attempted to holster his .45.

I guess the artificial penis tired of the competition and chose the direct approach.

Via Juanita Jean.


Politeness is requisite around the family table.

The 2-year-old son of a Clay County sheriff’s deputy was struck in the foot by a shattered bullet fragment and sustained minor injuries when his father’s personal handgun accidentally discharged into the floor of a Middleburg fast food restaurant where the family stopped for lunch.


Keith Boykin considers gunnuttery, as second-amended. A nugget:

When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.

But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.

Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.

Via the Progressive Populist.

08 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

The hunt for politeness.

Helvey was injured around 1 p.m. Sunday while squirrel hunting with family in the Uniontown area, the sheriff’s office said.

While attempting to get across a fallen tree, Helvey accidentally discharged his .22-caliber rifle into his shoulder, authorities said.

08 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Jim Wright delivers another gem of a post, this one on ammosexuals. A nugget:

Listen to me, if one Muslim extremist is the face of all of Islam, then Ted Nugent is the face of the NRA. Quod erat demonstrandum. Period and you can’t have it both ways.

Read it. Read it all the way through.

07 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

No-fault politeness.

Richmond police said the death of a 4-year-old girl — fatally wounded Friday evening in her home by a pellet gun fired by another youngster — was an accident and no charges will be filed.

“After extensive interviews and in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, detectives have determined this incident to be a tragic accident,” police spokesman Gene Lepley said Saturday of the death of Geonna Bradley.

06 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Practice makes politeness.

Roanoke police say a man apparently was shot while at a Northeast Roanoke gun range this morning.


Witnesses who were in other lanes of the range at the time told officers that they looked over to see the man injured, Lee said. Police are working to determine how the man came to be shot.

Addendum, the Next Day:

The police have concluded that this was intentional self-politeness.

05 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Man wearing NRA cap looks down on baby in crib:  Uzi hangs from mobile above crib.

Via Juanita Jean.

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The polite want you to drive drive defensively.

Or else.

A Michigan man and his wife had just eaten lunch Tuesday afternoon and were on their way to pick up their children from the first day of school when they were cut off by a speeding pickup truck.

Police said 43-year-old Derek Flemming got out of his SUV at the next stoplight, approached the Dodge pickup, and asked the driver: “What’s your problem?”

The other driver then rolled down his window and shot Flemming in the face, killing him, police said.


In the Roanoke Times, Megan Doney highlights the hypocrisy of the Armament Advertising Agency NRA. A nugget:

Many gun enthusiasts resort to trite slogans in order to further their cause of destruction. The Virginia Citizens’ Defense League handed out stickers at the Steppin’ Out street fair in Blacksburg that read “Guns Save Lives.” Guns did not save my life when I was at work at New River Community College on April 12, 2013; the student who opened fire at my school was subdued by an unarmed security officer. Guns obviously did not save Charles Vacca’s life. In case we need any more evidence of the National Rifle Association’s utter callousness and horrifying lack of empathy, the women’s Twitter feed of the NRA posted an article called “7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Gun Range” a mere two days after Vacca’s death.

04 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

School yourself with politeness.

An instructor was wounded in the foot after his concealed handgun discharged in a classroom at the Physical Science Complex on the Idaho State University campus at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Intelligence is not a job requirement for a teacher at ISU.

03 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Don’t drive defensively. Drive politely.

Police in Genoa Township are investigating a Tuesday afternoon road rage incident which ended in a deadly shooting at East Grand River Avenue and Chilson Road, about one mile east of downtown Howell.

One person was killed and another is in police custody. Police say a 43-year-old driver got out of his vehicle and approached the driver of a pickup truck, who is accused of shooting and killing the 43-year-old man.

02 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

You are dangerously out to lunch if you think this (lipstick) is inappropriate for a nine year old girl, but this (bullet) isn't.

Via Job’s Anger.

02 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Be polite to your friends.

According to Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches, 45 year-old Monica Gunter was shot in the right leg by her friend who was attempting to load a shotgun.

There is no excuse for this.

If you cannot load a gun safely, you are too stupid to touch a gun. Full stop. End of story.

01 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Be polite; help someone out in a jam.

Two friends were injured Sunday afternoon at Shoot Straight, a Casselberry gun range, when one tried to unjam a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and wound up shooting himself in the finger and his friend in the thigh, police reported.

31 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery

Leonard Pitts, Jr., mulls the continuing American bloodbath. A nugget:

. . . where gun laws are concerned, the United States of America is – individual dissenting voices duly noted and exempted from the following descriptive – dumber than a bag of bullets. This, after all, is the country where you can take a gun into a bar. Where you can erect a shooting range in your own backyard. Where a blind person can get a gun permit. You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. . . .

God bless America. We legislate against sharia law in places where there are no Muslims, much less an inclination toward sharia. We pass laws to curtail election fraud despite the fact that election fraud, as a practical matter, does not exist. Yet we endure a yearly toll of gun carnage that makes civilized people in civilized places shake their heads in wonder and our only action is inaction.