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Get a load of all the politeness.
One more time, “accidentally” is not a synonym for “negligently,” and “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.
What’s a gun show for other than showing off politeness?
“A witness told officers that the teenager picked the firearm up and the weapon discharged as he was handling it,” said Donnie Porter, a spokesman for the police department.
The bullet struck a gun box and came to rest inside foam within the box.
Mike muses about the confluence of Donald Trump’s Presidency and the spike in mass shootings. (Warning: Language.)
Once again, we are reminded that politeness is child’s play.
The Tampa Bay Times reveals Florida Republicans’ strategy for dealing with concerns about white supremacists and about access to firearms of mass destruction: Blame everybody and everything except guns and the people who fire them.
Full story at the link.
The Portland Press-Herald’s Bill Nemitz searches for straight answers about agitators for armed assaults of assembled Americans, but encounters a veritable vacuum of veracity.
Be polite to high school athletes.
The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested and charged with assault several days after police say she pulled a gun on four black teenagers who were going door to door to raise money for their high school football team.
Police in the eastern Arkansas city of Wynne, about 100 miles northeast of Little Rock, said the incident happened Aug. 7. Police responding to reports of “suspicious persons” found the four children on the ground, with Jerri Kelly, who is white, standing over them holding a gun, Memphis TV station WMC reported.
I remember that, when I was in high school in the still-Jim-Crow South, I and my teammates were dispatched on a similar fund raising effort, though I forget exactly what we were selling. No one pulled a gun on us, but we were not-black.
Be polite to our four-legged friends.
“No question it was intentional; it was messy.” said Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin McCarthy.
Be polite as you outfit yourself for you angling expedition.
Gainesville Fire Rescue crews treated a man after he injured himself with a firearm. GFR says the man was carrying a gun in his pocket when it accidentally discharged twice, hitting his leg both times.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., comments on the Republican dance of distraction. An excerpt (emphasis added):
And people asking “Why?” and Republican officials trotting out explanations noteworthy mainly for their uselessness. They blame mental illness, Colin Kaepernick, Barack Obama, video games, drag queens, same-sex marriage, TV zombies, immigrants and recreational marijuana. Everything except the gun, everything except the fact that this is a country where the angry and disaffected can buy weapons of mass destruction more easily and with less regulation than you could buy a car.
Which suggests a cognitive bankruptcy that defies overstatement. Because while Kaepernick and Obama may be singularly American, this is hardly the only country where people play video games. It is not the only country where they watch zombies on television, suffer mental illness or use pot. It’s not even the only country where citizens keep and bear arms. But it is the only country where mass murder is routine. The only one.
Thom points out the hypocrisy of Republicans’ blaming “mental illness” for gun violence while making it easier for persons with mental issues to obtain guns.
At AL.com, John Archibald argues that “moral decay didn’t pull that trigger.” A nugget.
Moral decay is not killing us. We’ve been morally decayed forever.