Well, hello! Bet you’ve been wondering if I’ve fallen into a hole or something. Actually, my computer died and I’m posting this via a cellphone, which is torture. Semi-regular posting should resume next week.
And right on cue:
Good luck with that, asshole.
If you haven’t heard, the killer of Zimbabwe’s unofficial lion mascot Cecil is a Minnesota dentist/trophy hunter/repulsive excuse for a human being:
According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task, Cecil was “lured out of a national park with food, shot with a crossbow, tracked for 40 more hours, then finished off with a gun” by Walter, who is a known trophy hunter. The murder of Cecil is horrifying on its own, but now the many lion cubs left behind are at risk of being killed without Cecil around to protect the pride.
Cecil was found skinned and beheaded. Palmer claims he “didn’t know” the animal he shot was protected and “beloved” but the guy completely lacks credibility. As ABC noted:
In 2008, Palmer pleaded guilty to making false statements to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about a black bear he shot and killed in Wisconsin outside of an authorized hunting zone, according to court documents.
Serial liar. Also, apparently sued for sexual harassment. Charming person.
The internet is doing what the internet always does: express its righteous outrage. Dr. Palmer’s Yelp page is certainly interesting, and with Yelp deleting comments as fast as they can be posted, I thought I’d capture a few screen shots for your enjoyment. I hope there’s a bankruptcy in this sadist’s future.
Civilian guards ordered to leave shopping center after one accidentally fires rifle
LANCASTER, Ohio — The armed civilians who have been guarding a military recruitment center here are gone, ordered off the property after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday.
One of them has been charged with a misdemeanor after he accidentally fired his AR-15 rifle. Someone from the recruiting center at 1530 River Valley Blvd. flagged down an officer at 12:01 p.m. to report the incident, Lt. Shane Wilson said.
The shopping-center owner issued a statement saying it was decided that “for the safety of tenants, customers and construction personnel working in the immediate vicinity of the Military Recruiting Center, it would be best to request the removal of the armed individuals.”
Christopher A. Reed, 28, of Lancaster, was charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, and was issued a summons to appear in Fairfield County Municipal Court on Tuesday, according to the police incident report.
Reed told police that he was holding his rifle outside the recruitment center when someone asked if he could take a look at it. Reed agreed, and while he was trying to clear the ammunition from the weapon, he accidentally fired one shot into the asphalt pavement.
The only damage was a hole in the pavement. The rifle was taken from Reed pending his appearance in court, the incident report says.
Conviction on the fourth-degree misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail.
Reed was convicted of the same offense in 2013, and was fined $50, court records show.
Score one for our safest, most responsible evah! Clearly that $50 fine from his last incident was a deterrent! /sarcasm
Go to the link where you can read about how our 2nd Amendment Hero is “nobody special,” just an average guy with no training whatsoever “doing my job because my own government wouldn’t do it.”
Um, yeah, I’ll pass, you fucking klutz.
Is teen’s homemade “flying gun” illegal?
A video showing a controversial “flying gun” is raising new concerns among law enforcement agencies about potential threats from drones, but the Connecticut teenager who built the device may not have violated any laws, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Albert.
Austin Haughwout, an 18-year-old college sophomore, successfully built what is thought to be among the first armed civilian drones, and filmed the device flying on his family’s property.
The armed drone was a wake-up call for law enforcement, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Despite their strong public safety concerns, the agency told “CBS This Morning” there appears to be nothing illegal about it, and they admit they have no way to prevent the next one.
The lightweight drone features a mounted semi-automatic handgun and is just over two feet long.
The video shows the gun being fired four times, and the drone is able to recover from the firearm’s recoil to remain in flight.
Law enforcement people are calling this a case of the law not keeping up with the technology. This may very well be true. But let’s face it: your modern NRAer focuses more on the “shall not be infringed” part of the Second Amendment than on the “well-regulated” part. Flying guns? Fuck, yeah! Gun humpers are going to claim this all part of their Constitutional rights and also, hunting, etc. etc. Sure as the sun rises in the east. I mean, these are the idiots who allowed the blind to have gun permits.
So yeah, something else to look forward to.
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People, there are no two words in the English language which strike more fear in my heart than “armed volunteers.” This is a recipe for disaster. But they’re so cute, you guys:
“We’re here to serve and protect,” Clint Janney said Tuesday, wearing a Taurus 9mm handgun as he stood in a parking lot across from a recruiting center on the west side of Columbus. “What the government won’t do, we will do.”
Ahh ….. and, no. “Serve and protect,” now isn’t that the motto of law enforcement? Go to the police academy if you want to “serve and protect,” you narcissistic paranoiac.
I absolutely adore how this story is playing into all of the hero fantasies of the gun humpers, though. Here they come to save the day! The gummint has failed — but they never will!
Roll tape: “In a world, where Islamofacsist terrorists lurk behind every bush and shrub, and the local strip mall has become a battlefield .. one brave patriot stands on guard … FOR FREEDOM!”
Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
You have to know that the only reason our gun loons are doing this is because the Chattanooga shooter was Muslim. I don’t recall the case of Christopher Clark Farrar generating anything close to the same attention or media interest. I certainly don’t recall any of our safest, most responsible citizens evah vowing to stand on guard outside black churches after Dylann Roof went apeshit, do you? Oh but nooo that was an isolated incident!
Meanwhile, the gun humpers stand by their MOAR GUNZ! solution to this mass shooting disease America has contracted, which is their only solution every time there’s a gun tragedy. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, and yet the only way we can stop mass shootings is with more guns because guns don’t kill people … erm, the circular logic hurts my head.
Going completely ignored by the news media is that fact that not less than 24 hours after the Chattanooga shootings, a Navy recruiter in guns-everywhere Georgia brought his gun to work and promptly shot himself in the leg with it. You’d think as we “debate” the common sense of having armed recruiters in civilian strip malls that might get mentioned, but, nope! And buried at the very end of a long CBS This Morning piece on this story came the information that there was, in fact, an armed person at the Chattanooga military base where all those people were shot. You’d think that would be mentioned a little more prominently in this “debate” but again, no.
Anyway, I eagerly await the moment one of these Barney Fifes passes out in the 90+ degree heat and narrowly misses shooting some mom and her toddler leaving the local Walmart.
Hmm. Evidently MOAR GUNZ is not, in fact, the answer. Imagine that:
A report distributed among senior Navy leaders during the shooting’s aftermath said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support center’s commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez, Navy Times confirmed with four separate sources. A Navy official also confirmed a Washington Post report indicating one of the slain Marines may have been carrying a 9mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the gunman.
So not one but two of the military personnel at the Chattanooga base where five people were killed were armed. Didn’t help, did it?
Another of our safest, most responsible citizens evah strikes again:
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) – A man accidentally shot himself when he sat down with a gun in his pocket Sunday, according to Covington Police.
Police found Steven Franklin, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound when they responded to the 1800 block of Eastern Avenue around 7:30 p.m.
He was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
After an investigation, officials determined the shooting to be accidental.
“Evidence suggests that the victim was carrying a loaded .22 revolver in his pocket that discharged when he sat down,” read a Covington Police statement released on Monday.