Guns and safety go together.

Police say the woman and her 15-year-old son where sitting in their vehicle when the teen removed a gun from under a seat.

According to police, the teen pulled the trigger thinking the gun had an external safety that would prevent the gun from firing. However, the gun had a trigger assembly safety and went off when the he pulled the trigger.

EPD says the woman was shot in the back.

If the lady had also had a gun, no doubt this would not have happened.


Let nothing take a back seat to politeness.

A 19-year-old woman was found shot in the back while sitting in the front passenger seat of a Toyota Camry at the restaurant at 2363 College Drive, Coppola said.

Detectives believe the shooting happened in the 5000 block of Florida Street as the teenage boy, who was sitting in the rear seat of the Camry, accidently fired the handgun.


Stray not from the path of politeness.


How can something that travels in a straight line “stray”? Inquiring minds want to know.


Never give politeness the cold shoulder.

The victim’s neighbor called for help around 6:45 a.m. and said he saw the man emerge from his home on Thomas Street near Thunder Drive with a gunshot wound to the chest, Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Cosby said.

The wounded man, who was not publicly identified, was able to tell responding officers his gun went off as he was removing it from his shoulder holster, according to the lieutenant.


Ron Littlepage is taken aback. Here’s a bit; follow the link for the rest.

The outstanding quote of last week has to go to state Rep. Matt Gaetz.

He’s pushing a bill that would allow the 1.4 million Floridians who have concealed carry gun permits to openly carry their firearms.

During a House committee debate on the legislation, Gaetz had this to say, according to Politico Florida:

The bill restores a right “granted not by government but by God.” Say what?

As someone who was raised in the Baptist church and who graduated from a Baptist university, Baylor, I’ve read the Bible from Genesis to Revelations more than once.

But I must have missed the part about God coming out in favor of open carry.

Jeez Louise, you can’t make this stuff up.

As a Southerner, I often find myself resenting the way white Southerners* are portrayed as dumbass hicks. Even when I was a kid, I couldn’t stand the Beverly Hillsillies.

It’s been a theme since the earliest days of film and, later, broadcast media (we won’t even talk about print). Find any old radio or television comedy show with a character from the South, you will find a dumbass hick. Heck, Tennessee Ernie Ford made a fortune playing dumbass hicks. Even Andy Griffith achieved his first great success as a dumbass hick in No Time for Sergeants. And don’t forget Jim Nabors and George Lindsey.

But, honest to Pete, as long as a great lot of white Southerners continue act like dumbass hicks, I have to concede that they are asking for it.

*The portrayal of black Southerners is another, much more evil story.


. . . it’s the Ammosexual Channel! Consult your local listings for details.

GunTV, a new firearms home shopping channel, is set to launch in early 2016. The channel – presented by the Social Responsibility Network – has partnered with Louisiana firearms distributor Sports South, “the country’s oldest and largest single-source distributor of firearms and ammunition.”

Who says there’s too much ammosex on television, anyway?


The hunt for politeness goes on.

Shotgun deer-hunting season began Saturday. There was one casualty.

A Buffalo man was shot in his left leg by a fellow hunter in the Chautauqua County Town of Arkwright.

. . . because it’s so hard to tell Bambi from a bambino.


Put politeness out to pasture.

Daria Goggins pointed along the dirt driveway to the field where her two Holsteins would have normally been begging for hay each time she and her brother Mark drove by.

The large black and white twins Theodore and Isadora were no longer there.

Standing in front of foundation that was recently poured to build a new barn for her cows at her Richmond home, Daria Goggins talks to reporters on Saturday about finding her pair of Herefords shot on Friday afternoon.

The local constabulary is convinced that it was not a hunting accident.


Up close and polite:

Michael Nelson told a 911 dispatcher he didn’t know the rifle was loaded when he put it to his host’s chest, pulled the trigger and killed him, according to the criminal complaint filed Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Er, yeah.

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Hard Core Pawn, the polite way:

A man was taken to the hospital after police said he was accidentally shot by his coworker in the hand, and a fragment of the bullet hit his face.The man was shot by accident with a rifle being stored in a pawn shop warehouse inside the same building as the Parkway Flea Market, St. Albans Police Capt. Jim Agee said.

19 November 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Resolve workplace differences politely.

A Birmingham man shot to death when he tried to break up a brawl at the security company where he worked was there to pick up his first paycheck after taking the job just weeks ago to be able to provide his family with a better Christmas.


The shooting happened about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at I.P.E.S. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said it started when a female employee was working off-site and learned she was being fired. She drove back to the office and got into a fight with another female employee. “It ended up being a pretty large fight with two females and another male,” Edwards said.

During the fight, one of the women grabbed a handgun, returned and started shooting. The woman firing the shots was not the woman who had been fired, police said.

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. . . unless you are Not-White.

18 November 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Hawk your wares, politely.

Police say Jones was shot by her boyfriend, 23-year-old Dylan Grubbs, who had driven to the parking lot to sell a handgun. According to police, the gun fired as he was showing it to a prospective buyer.

Jones was sitting in the front passenger seat of a SUV at the time.

17 November 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Hunting for dustbunnies, politely.

A Greenwood man ended up at the hospital after he accidentally shot himself while cleaning house.

The man was wearing a small pistol while he vacuumed his home on Blue Nole Road this afternoon when the gun went off.

The stupid, it burns.

Via Southern Beale.

16 November 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Conduct estate sales politely.

(Greenville, Tenn., Sheriff Pat–ed.) Hankins said the auction company was preparing to sell a .22-caliber rifle.

The sheriff said a man in the crowd wanted to take a closer look at the gun and, as he took it, the weapon went off. A bullet from the gun struck a 63-year-old Surgoinsville woman in the face. She was also there for the auction, according to Hankins.

15 November 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Play politely.

A 14-year-old girl had to be flown to a hospital after being shot by a 7-year-old boy playing “deer hunter” on Saturday, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said.
The boy was visiting a home on E. 310 Road in the northeastern part of the county when he got a .22-caliber rifle from a bedroom and said he was going to play “deer hunter,” the sheriff’s office said.

No adults were at home and the gun was obviously unsecured, but no charges will be filed because it was just all good clean fun and boys and their toys and all that.

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Marc M. Dion explains how.

Via The Progressive Populist. Subscribe now. You’ll be glad you did.

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Spontaneous politeness:

According to her mother, Kinzie Eisenbise was with a handful of friends at a friend’s house, when the shotgun went off.

Kinzie was struck in the right collarbone, and it caused critical injuries. Kinzie is being treated at The Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Where do all these self-firing guns come from?

10 November 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Take a hike, politely.

Investigators learned the man, who was not immediately identified, had been taking a walk with his girlfriend and had returned to the east entry of Presidential Estates. He was carrying a handgun and knew he needed to dismantle it before traveling anywhere because he did not have a valid concealed pistol license.

As he reached down for the gun and was handling it, he accidentally shot himself in the leg, police say. He was treated at Metro Health Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

09 November 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

The hunt for politeness continues.

The Swift County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Robert Schlieman of Detroit Lakes was shot just after noon Saturday while deer hunting north of Holloway.

Authorities say a deer ran between other hunters that Schlieman was hunting with. One of the hunters thought the deer was far enough away and started shooting at the deer.

I have nothing against hunting, at least by responsible hunters who obey the law and dine on their prey; I grew surrounded by such hunters. I must say, however, that trigger-happy hunters continually undermine their own pastime.