Gunnuttery category archive
Politeness is de riguer at one’s local public house.
The hunt for politeness continues, and another gun fires itself–at least, that’s how the sentence reads.
Politeness takes practice.
The shots came from a .45-caliber gun being fired for target practice by two men, Ricardo Galvan and Christian Salcedo, about a third of a mile away, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
But because the two men had been taking turns firing the gun and could not see Ramdass, who was behind a vegetation-covered berm, detectives don’t know which one of them fired the fatal shot.
Once again, “criminal negligence” has been misplet “tragic accident,” as, in NRA Paradise, shooters are not responsible for their shots.
John Romano did, and he heard something.
You can learn more by what a person does not say than when they are shouting from a mountaintop. Or so it seems when it comes to Florida politicians.
Follow the link for what he learned.
Be polite to your friends.
Deputies said he thought the gun wasn’t loaded.
Make room for politeness.
The incident happened at about 7 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Sheridan. The man with the rifle was parked on Main Street and moving his gun around in the back of his truck to make more room for seating, Thompson said. The rifle went off accidently (sic) when the owner of the truck grabbed the rifle near the trigger. The victim was standing outside the truck, about to get into it.
“Near the trigger.” Yeah. Right.
Don’t let politeness take a back seat.
Preliminary investigation indicates that one of Ms. Phelp’s grandsons was operating a 2015 Chevrolet owned by Ms. Phelps (the deceased–ed.). Two of her other grandsons, both juveniles, were in the back seat examining a handgun that had been left in the back seat. A 12-year-old male discharged the firearm striking Ms. Phelps who was sitting in the front passenger seat.
Practice politeness with gravit
Levins put the gun away and later got it back out when howling coyotes began to upset dogs at the house. Levins fired several shots into the air in an attempt to scare off the coyotes. Investigation revealed Levins had been drinking, Richert said.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Hunter Kosht of Hayesville had gone into a wooded area for privacy to talk to his girlfriend on a cell phone.
Kosht was struck by one of the shots fired by Levins, Richert said, adding that the bullet went all the way through Kosht’s neck but missed any vital areas.
The story goes on to say that Levins has been charged with misdemeanor SUI (shooting under the influence–no, that’s not the technical wording of the charge, but it might as well be.)
Witnesses told sheriff’s detectives that Travis Maldonado took the magazine out of a gun and held the barrel to his head. He knew there was a bullet in the chamber, but Travis Maldonado said it would not fire without the magazine. He then squeezed the trigger, Rhodes said. The gun fired.
Follow the link. This one has ancillary twists and turns which I do not feel competent to address.
inculcate politeness from a young age.
Officers learned that two (13-year old–ed.) boys had made threats against school staff, students and property.
Investigators discovered the two had made up a list they described as a “kill list” and that they were discussing plans to carry out their threats.
Police contacted the boy’s parents and the adults whose names were on the list.
Investigators also executed off campus searches and collected evidence, including firearms.
Much ink and many electrons have been consumed in wondering about the motive for the Las Vegas shootings. As I write this, no possible motive–at least not one that would make sense to most of us–has been proposed.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Joe Navorro suggests that such a motive may not be the issue.
Why did Ted Bundy, a good-looking man kill women who would have easily dated him? Because he could. Why did Luis Alfredo Garavito kill over 150 children in Colombia? Because he could. You see, the psychopath doesn’t need to have reasons, at least not like the rest of us. Psychopaths can exercise God-like powers over humans and that is gratifying enough. They can take a life or not, it is up to them. But why? To have God like powers is to be a deity—it is to be omnipotent. That is a powerful elixir for the psychopath and that is sometimes satisfactory enough. Maybe Stephen Paddock needed to exercise that power. We don’t know yet, but we should not ignore that possibility. The reality that there are predators like him among us, who think that way, should not come as a surprise.
Politeness can be child’s play.
On Friday, authorities said Abel Rincon, 8, accidentally fatally shot himself when he reached for a rifle and pulled it toward him, causing it to fire and hitting him in the chest. Detectives said the rifle was older and did not have a trigger guard which may have contributed to the trigger being pulled by accident.
Politeness plays “Catch Me If You Can.”
Berwick police say 28-year-old Kenneth Morris reached through the car’s rear driver’s side door to comfort his son when the .357-caliber gun fell from Morris’ shoulder holster. When Morris tried to grab the falling weapon, he accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the stomach.
In a related item, Josh Marshall ponders the gun nut strategy to normalize gunnuttery. Follow the link, then consider whether that strategy has any bearing on this child’s father’s gunnuttery rendering the child fatherless.