Life imitating art
The St. Louis Dispatch reports…
According to a Capitol Police incident report, a Kahr CM9 9mm pistol – later claimed by House Speaker Tim Jones’ legislative assistant Dave Evans – was found on top of the toilet paper dispenser in a men’s restroom in the Capitol basement Friday. The incident report states that the gun “was fully loaded with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.”
My memory of The Godfather is a little fuzzy, but isn’t that essentially how the gun gets into the restaurant?
Famous former Florida neighborhood watch worker and hunter of free-range black youths, George Zimmerman has his estranged wife Shellie looking for him to get divorce proceedings started:
George Zimmerman’s divorce proceedings are on hold, TMZ has learned … because he’s gone Bigfoot on his wife. The divorce can’t move forward until George is served with papers, but his estranged wife Shellie’s lawyer tells us, George is MIA. The lawyer says he can’t find George anywhere and has no idea how to track him down. Sources close to George’s family tell us they’re in contact with him — and he’s safe — but they don’t know exactly where he is. We’re told George plans to lay low for the foreseeable future. As we reported, George caused a media firestorm last week after allegedly punching his estranged wife’s father in the face. He’s been AWOL since.
I wonder if the process servers have looked in Wayne Lapierre’s house?
…is for an entire military base in the nation’s capitol… oh, hell:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis.
The two officials spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
One of those officials says Alexis was a 34-year-old from Texas. He is believed to have a criminal record there and to be a holder of a concealed carry weapon permit.
Is the NRA done with this nonsense yet?
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas police are investigating a canine caper that left a dog owner with a shotgun wound.
The dog was ambling about its Fort Worth home Saturday night when it knocked over a shotgun leaning near the homeowner. The gun discharged when it fell to the ground, striking the 78-year-old woman in the left foot as she watched television.
“I said walkies, I meant walkies!”
(The Times Union via Scissorhead Fran)
(Lander, Wyo.) – This week marks the return of the annual One Shot Antelope with teams coming to Lander for the hunt from across the country.
The annual hunting competition pits eight teams of three against each other on the opening day of the antelope season. Single-shot harvests score points. Among ties, the team to get the harvests in the quickest time comes out on top. The hunt itself will be held in the early morning hours of Sept. 21.
This year’s big named guest is Vice President Dick Cheney. He’ll be hunting with Gov. Matt Mead on the Wyoming team.
“We’re honored to have him here,” One Shot President Terry Martin said, as he paid his life insurance policy. “Sweet Jeebus,” he did not add,”I hope my wife doesn’t remarry.”
Today in Iowa (imagine Tom Browkaw trying to say that):
Iowa is granting permits to acquire or carry guns in public to people who are legally or completely blind.
Let that sink in for a moment, before you stare at the picture of Wayne LaPierre in wonderment.
This man could sell coal to Satan. Actually that would be a pretty good gig for him.
The Connecticut Post reported that Stratford police were notified on Thursday that 22-year-old Wendell Docteur was being treated for a gunshot wound to his right leg. Docteur told officers that he was riding his bike “when he was confronted by a half dozen men, dressed all in black with hooded sweatshirts covering their faces,” according to the paper.
Really, a half-dozen men in hoodies attacked him?
But Docteur finally admitted that the gun in his waistband had gone off and he had shot himself after he was not able to explain why there was only a hole where the bullet exited from his pants. He was also not able to tell police what happened to his handgun after the incident.
Docteur was charged with making a false statement, unlawful discharge of a firearm and failing to report a lost firearm. He was released $10,000 bond. A hearing was scheduled for Superior Court court on Sept. 5.
And the thing is, somehow Wayne LaPierre will find a way to fundraise off of this, claiming that gun owners are being penalized.
How many more times will this happen:
This is either very good or very bad.
It’s jittery gun nuts weekend at Starbucks.
Jaime Riley, a spokeswoman for Starbucks, said: “We do recognize genuine passion on both sides of the carry issue.” She added, as well, that Starbucks outlets tend to be “gathering points for the community.”
Thanks, but I prefer to be part of the community that doesn’t get shot.