He was fondling his gun and it ejacula–oh, never mind.
(Link fixed. I must have had a case of missing links yesterday.)
Practice makes perfect (emphasis added).
A Parma man is in critical condition after he was accidentally struck by a stray bullet fired by two men who had been target-shooting with their rifle next door.(snip)When they arrived, the shooting was ongoing and deputies set up a perimeter around the area, said Cpl. John Helfer.
For some reason, the deputies did not call in a SWAT team, but waited for the shooting to stop before moving in.
Gee, I wonder what that reason might have been . . . .
Will someone please make the bastard coinage “ongoing” disappear?
The updated story reports that the practicing pals have been charged with assault and reckless endangerment.
Set an example of politeness to the youth of our nation.
The child was struck by a bullet fragment from a gun fired about 6:15 p.m. at a Reynolds Drive residence, Petaluma Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Schach said.
Savano said police have not arrested anyone because at this point it appears the weapon was accidentally discharged inside the house . . . .
Oh, well, the shot came from inside the house, so it’s okay.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., writing about the recent school shooting in South Carolina, reflects on the fundamental break with reality illustrated by the news coverage of violent death in the United States.
Without really meaning to, we’ve evolved a kind of hierarchy of death in which anything that’s called terrorism requires wall-to-wall media coverage, reactions from political candidates and somber acknowledgment from late-night talk show hosts. But a 14-year-old shoots a 6-year-old on a playground, and it’s just an ordinary Wednesday.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that that hierarchy has no basis in reality. Last year, PolitiFact tallied the number of Americans killed in this country by terrorism in the 10 preceding years. It came to 71. The number of us killed by guns in that same time frame? 301,797.
In a way, the phenomenon he highlights is natural. Unusual, out-of-the-ordinary events are “news.”
Death by gunnuttery is commonplace and mundane in NRA paradise.
Politeness is a family value.
A female relative found the family members inside a unit of the Redwood Creek Apartments at Southwest Windmill Drive and Greenway Boulevard, according to police.
Just another day in NRA Paradise.
Get a load of the politeness.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that one man was reloading a gun when the weapon discharged. The shot hit the man’s finger and the bullet then wounded the foot of a friend of the gun owner’s standing nearby.
No charges will be filed because hey! stupid happens.
Politeness is the foundation of a successful union.
Claud (Tex) McIver took out his gun while riding with his wife, Diane McIver, because they were worried about a possible carjacking when several people walked toward the car, family friend and spokesman Bill Crane told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday.
The dirty little secret of gunnuttery is that the whole “self defense” thing seldom works out in real life the way it does in John Wayne movies. You don’t get to rehearse and there are no second takes.
Inculcate politeness from a tender age.
Metro Nashville Police responded to the shooting on Blue Hills Drive at 9:30 a.m. They say a 2-year-old who doesn’t live at the residence grabbed a gun from a door pocket of a vehicle that had just driven to the location and fired the gun, hitting a 12-year-old in the hip.
The story goes on to point out that Tennessee has a shot at shot records this year. Follow the link for the numbers.
Get a load of politeness (emphasis added).
The accidental shooting was said to have taken place in the parking lot of Hollywood Theaters, 6200 S.W. 6th Ave.
Why was this ammosexual stroking his piece in a movie theatre parking lot? Had he just watched Tammy Does Topeka or what?
Also, “was said“? Really now, where did it actually take place? Inquiring minds want to know.
Eugene Robinson notes the disparity.
If you are a black man in America, exercising your constitutional right to keep and bear arms can be fatal. You might think the National Rifle Association and its amen chorus would be outraged, but apparently they believe Second Amendment rights are for whites only.
Follow the link to find out why he said that.
*That’s the second line of a children’s song from the slave South as quoted in a little book compiled by one of my great uncles (citation available upon request). The book had only a local printing and is now long out of print, but I still have my copy.
By the by, the first line of that charming little ditty is “Run, N****r, run.”
Politeness! You can’t handle the politeness!
Friends say 24-year-old Megan Sloss was shot inside a car in Sac County on Sunday. The shooting happened when a passenger was handling a handgun that accidentally fired.
Share your politeness.
She told police she took the magazine out of the 9mm Canik pistol, put the magazine back in, and as she held the gun in her hand, a bullet fired, Bellingham police Lt. Mike Johnston said.
The round struck the man’s right leg above the ankle.
I have figured out how all these guns fire on their own. As their ammosexual owners caress them, the weapons eventually reach a peak of excitement that makes inevitable a premature–er–discharge.
Gun nuts refer to this phenomenon as “cleaning my gun.”