I Guess We Can Pull Their Guns Out Of Their Cold, Dead Hands, Cont.

Remember The Ammo

texas-logo big.jpgSunday Biker Gang Shooting Leaves Nine Dead, 16 Injured

“… the fight quickly escalated from fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire.

“Gang members were shooting at each other and officers at the scene fired their weapons, as well, Swanton said.

“Other patrons in Twin Peaks and some employees locked themselves in a freezer to escape the fight.”

The article says that no officers and no civilians were injured (and who then were the bikers, hmmm?), so I suppose that is good news.

Texas. Jeebus.

Just Standing Their Ground, George Zimmerman!

Guns! Guns! Guns!

The Sound of Machine Guns HT Skinny-DEiron, the Goddess of Irony, laughed so hard she farted:

George Zimmerman injured in shooting amid ongoing dispute with another man in Florida

It seems that infamous free-range teen hunter George Zimmerman again was waving his gun around in a threatening manner and another driver stood his ground.

One Lump of Stupid or Two?

“I believe God has his plans, and for me to second-guess them would be hypocritical, almost blasphemous.”

–NRA Poster Boy, George Zimmerman, big game hunter, when asked if he wished the encounter that ended Martin’s life would have turned out differently. (Raw Story)

Mixed Messages, Cont.

Bumper Sticker reloading

The second, lower bumper sticker is what takes this from typical NRA bravado to high art.

(Hat tip: Scissrhead Patrick Bjork, and yes, we have a new meme category: Mixed Messages.)

Your Daily Texas Update

The Sound of Machine Guns HT Skinny-D

The National Labratory For Bad Gubmint (thanks Molly Ivin!) has done it again!

In the wake of increasingly large and frequent protests by the open carry movement, the Texas House of Representatives approved rules that would allow for the installation of panic buttons and give representatives the power to have “hostile” citizens summarily ejected from their offices, The Houston Chronicle reports.

To quote Ivin again: “You gotta dance with them whut brung you.”

News That Will Drive You To Drink

This rally was in Olympia, WA (the state capitol). The voters in the state of Washington passed an initiative to close loopholes in the sales of guns, even at gun shows. The voters passed the initiative by an overwhelming percentage, so, you know, States Rights.

George Zimmerman Offers Us Advise

Just whip 'em out an measure 'em, boys.

Just whip ’em out an measure ’em, boys.

“Go to the range to practice, keep your guns in a safe location, and primarily, now that I know that I’m $2.5 million in debt, just in lawyers’ fees, I paid over $360,000 in hard costs to the state of Florida – just in, you know, copies, CDs, manuscripts, that kind of stuff – I would definitely invest in getting some type of self-defense insurance, and again, arming yourself with the knowledge of what you can do and what you should or shouldn’t do after the incident,” Zimmerman said.

So before you go out to slaughter some skittles-bearing blah kid, get some insurance. (Raw Story)

The Traitor Joe Award Goes To…

Senator Joe Manchin:

The Traitor Joe Lieberman Award

The Traitor Joe Lieberman Award

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday bucked Democratic leadership to vote against the controversial surgeon general nominee whom conservatives have bashed for calling gun violence a public health concern.

“I don’t believe it’s appropriate for America’s number one doctor to participate in political activism,” Manchin said in a statement Monday an hour before the Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy in a 51-43 vote.

“I don’t question his medical qualifications; I just question whether the public will believe that he can separate his political beliefs from his public health views. I am wary that his past comments and political involvement will have an impact on his leadership capabilities and effectiveness,” Manchin added.

The Hill notes dryly that Manchin received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association.