In this week’s wrap-up of gun lunacy Tennessee takes a back seat to North Carolina, where pro-gun Congress Varmint Renee Ellmers of N.C.’s 2nd District had an unsecured AR-15 stolen from her garage. It didn’t help that a) the garage was unlocked, and b) the gun was left next to a gun locker, not inside it.
Message to the gun loonz, including those serving in Congress: control your guns. If you can’t, someone else will have to.
As long as you guys treat these things like a pair of damn rollerblades, you are not helping your cause one iota. And Ellmers better pray no one gets killed with her gun because I see a gigantic lawsuit if they do.
And here’s the gun news from Tennessee:
• October 22, 2013:
Teenagers rolling a school principal’s house in Franklin County got shot at by a neighbor, and one of the teens got hit:
Franklin County deputies arrested Dale Farris early Sunday morning. According to them, Farris fired his shotgun several times at teens who tried to run through a field across from his home after pranking their principal.
Fragments hit one of the teens in at least six different spots.
An utter lack of common sense is endemic among the gun crowd. Somehow when you have a gun, that’s suddenly the answer to every single issue that arises. People showing such poor judgement in the use of firearms shouldn’t be allowed to have them.
• October 21, 2013:
In Manchester, this guy grabbed a shotgun and drove his pick-up truck to a house and started shooting it up for some unknown reason. Or as they call it around those parts, “Saturday night.”
Seriously, Manchester is a strange place. Must be something in the water there.
• October 20, 2013:
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. – An elderly man has been accused of shooting at his wife and turning the gun on himself in Williamson County.
Deputies and the SWAT team were called to the home on Bunker Hill Court in Arrington around 8 p.m. Saturday.
Officials with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said the woman told deputies that her husband was in the early stages of dementia and they had argued earlier in the day.
• October 17, 2013:
1- A Mountain City police officer was called to a Dollar General store to help deal with a squirrel. Hilarity then ensued:
According to police department records, Putnam fired his gun inside the store.
“Shooting back there, of course that should not have been, that should not have happened,” said property owner Carl Duffield.
But that didn’t work, so he tried another weapon.
Duffield said, “then they began to spray it with mace and pepper spray.”
And the mace affected more than just the squirrel.
“There was a lot of people that come out and just like me they came out and they were coughing and a hacking it was comical,” said Duffield, “but I’m sure they didn’t feel that way, the customers that came out.”
The officer has been fired.
2- $10-$12,000-worth of firearms were stolen from a Cheatham County home when a man’s 550-pound gun safe was stolen:
“The contents of the safe were an assortment of long guns, pistols, rifles and shotguns,” said Lt. Shannon Heflin with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department. “There was also a knife collection.”
Deputies are now worried the weapons could end up in the wrong hands.
Gee, ya think?
• October 16, 2013:
The loons at the Tennessee Firearms Assn. claim that Common Core testing standards are “biased against gun rights.”
“We are already seeing textbooks and teaching assignments that are a part of Common Core intentionally or recklessly misrepresenting the Second Amendment in schools across the country,” John Harris, the group’s executive director, wrote in an email blast, “and we want to insure that the liberal anti-gun agenda is not allowed to invade Tennessee schools.”
Harris claims textbooks suggest the right to bear arms is limited to members of militias and leaves out the phrase “to keep” from the phrase “to keep and bear Arms.” He also says that, because it’s a national standard, Common Core does not address language in Tennessee’s constitution that he says protects the right to wear arms.
(The exact wording in the Tennessee Constitution is, “the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.”)