Sorry for the light posting, folks. My schedule should calm down in July.
We had one accidental shooting with injury this week, and a whole lot of gun crazy, which I don’t even bother to post about. Not Tennessee related, but I’m nominating WingNut Daily founder and creator of “birtherism” Joseph Farah as our Second Amendment Hero du Jour: Farah oh-so-responsibly forgot he had a loaded .38 in his carry-on bag when he went through security at Dulles airport in Washington D.C. That’s so responsible, you guys, to forget where your loaded guns are! Dumbass. The guy is coo-coo for Cocoa puffs, finding conspiracies and boogeyman under ever rock and tree (especially ones in Kenya!). Knowing he’s walking around armed does not make me feel safer.
Without further ado:
• June 24, 2014:
A Centerville man has been charged with pulling a gun during an argument about religion. So much fail on that one.
• June 23, 2014:
A Murfreesboro man accidentally shot himself when he dropped his duffel bag, according to police reports. Our unnamed Second Amendment Hero was shot in the leg but will be okay.
• June 19, 2014:
1- A Rutledge man shot his 70-year-old father in the face during an argument over why the son had a gun. Sounds about right.
• June 17, 2014:
You know, stories like this make me wonder what the hell people are thinking. A man in his 70s saw what appeared to be burglars at his granddaughters’ house, so he grabbed his shotgun, called 911, and attempted to stop the burglars. For his trouble he got shot in the face and nearly killed:
Don Grubb: “Just as quick as I said, ‘Hold it there,’ they shot, and like I said I didn’t know they had a gun and had no idea they was gonna shoot me.”
He returned the fire. In total, they along with the second suspect Tyler Trivett, exchanged 11 shots.
Don Grubb: “It was pouring blood. It was blood all the way down to my knees.’
Grump was hit in the face and shoulder by buckshot from a shotgun shell. The suspects ran off but left the car they came in. Grubb went inside to get more bullets and then waited until Webster returned.
Don Grubb: “And I stayed behind the car and squatted down until he got close enough I knew I could catch him, and when he took off I run him down.”
He held them at gunpoint until deputies arrived. The Sheriff’s Office found Trivett three miles away.
Every report I’ve read about this incident has a “clap louder for the big hero” ring to it, but I think Don Grubb is a fucking moron. He got shot in the face, nearly killed, and for what? To stop some people from taking some stuff? It’s just stuff. You can buy more stuff. Plus, chances are, the burglars are gonna be caught and you’re gonna get the stuff back anyway. It’s not worth dying over stuff, people.
In the meantime, a 73-year-old man has been shot in the face could have died. And what is the lesson Don Grubb got from this incident? Maybe don’t go all Clint Eastwood over something as dumb as material possessions which can be replaced? Nope:
Don Grubb: “I should have done different, I should have fired first and the next time I will.”
Idiots. It’s not worth killing people over stuff. People completely lose any sense of perspective once they get a gun in their hands.