Your weekly round-up:
• July 22, 2013:
A 72-year-old Rogersville, TN woman fired two shots at a car full of people, including five children, as it tried to turn around in her driveway:
“During a field interview Mrs. Ramey openly admitted to shooting her rifle towards the vehicle because she has had a continuous problem with people tearing up her driveway,” Allen said.
Ramey was charged with seven counts of felony reckless endangerment.
The family were tourists from Virginia who were taking “the scenic route” home and got on the wrong road. (Yes, I know, this is the plot of every summer horror movie we’ve ever seen, too. People, have you never seen the movie “Deliverance”? There is no “scenic route” in hillbilly country.) Apparently the man’s wife shouted at Ramey that they were just turning around, at which point Ramey fired off another shot. She’s damn lucky she didn’t kill one of those kids. People in this state are cracked.
• July 19, 2013:
1- The Goodlettsville Gun Shop posted a picture of a bullet-riddled Rolling Stone cover on its Facebook page. This has gotta be the modern-day version of hippie-punching.
Love this part:
The store’s owners didn’t want to go on camera, but they said they did it because they feel it was inappropriate for Rolling Stone to put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.
God, I’m so old I remember when Time named Osama Bin Laden “Man of the Year.” But back then no one cared because every single fucking thing that happens in America hadn’t been turned into some stupid right-vs-left/my-cultural-identity-is-better-than-your-cultural-identity bullshit hate exercise. I have to wonder why they don’t want to appear on camera — probably because they couldn’t explain why they’d give a shit about the cover of Rolling Stone in the first place.
Pretty sure “kid-friendly” is how Crickett Firearms advertises “My First Rifle.” Yeah, “kid-friendly” guns and knives, what could possibly go wrong!
3- Oh goodie, more Tennessee gun loonz, just what we need! As if this weekly column weren’t long enough.
• July 18, 2013:
Stolen Gun Taken in 1968 Mercer Island Burglary Found – in Tennessee
As handguns go, the .41 caliber Remington Derringer pistol stolen during a Mercer Island home burglary on SE 63rd Street was considered an antique even in 1968, at the time it was stolen.
But after nearly 45 years, police in Tennessee recovered the stolen weapon and sent it back to Mercer Island, illustrating both how effective the federal database is in stolen weapons once they are found — and how effective the black market for firearms is in keeping them undetected.