Another “freak accident” killed a four-year-old in Tennessee this week. Amazing how these “freak accidents” happen every week, isn’t it?
• August 19, 2014:
The family of a 68-year-old Blount County man who was accidentally shot and killed by a Sheriff’s deputy last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Details of the incident, which I dimly remember from last year, are a stunning example of our “shoot first” mentality run amok:
Ragland was conducting a property check at 1856 Mentor Road in Louisville following two reported burglaries at the rental property that week. At about the same time, Taylor was making his own check inside the garage.
Ragland told investigators he saw a broken window and went to investigate it, then shined his flashlight inside and saw a man with a gun. He said he shouted at the man and fired repeated shots, killing Taylor.
Stunningly bad form by a Sheriff’s deputy, though plenty of gun loons have made the same mistake, and come on places like my blog to defend their actions. “Heck yeah if I see someone on mah properteee I’m a-shootin’ ’em!”
Fucking idiots. We live in a country where we value property more than people. So yes, DO tell me how “pro life” y’all are. You aren’t pro-life, you’re just materialistic jerks.
• August 18, 2014:
A man driving on Nashville’s Ellington Parkway flashed a lighter that looked like a small gun at another driver in a road rage incident. He was arrested:
According to an affidavit, the victim was driving south on Ellington Parkway when a green Toyota Camry kept speeding up and slowing down in front of him.
The victim told police the driver, later identified as Anthony Raymer, pointed a small metallic copper-colored handgun at him when he tried to pass the Camry.
• August 17, 2014:
1- A four-year-old Clarksville boy has died after finding a gun and shooting himself in the chest.
2- Seventy-eight-year-old Bobby Russell had apparently been stewing for 40 years over that time back in the ’80s he sold his Englewood package store to Bill Haney. He showed up and shot
Russell Haney, and then found and fatally shot 80-year-old Bill Culberson, who was also involved with the store. Armed society, polite society:
Russell was an original owner of the package store and seemed to have an obsession with the fact that he had once owned it, said Guy.
Old people and guns. About as wonderful as old people and cars.
• August 13, 2014:
A thrift shop in Springfield is offering discounts to valid gun permit holders for some weird reason.
• August 12, 2014:
One of our most responsible gun owners evah responsibly forgot all about the loaded .380 with a round chambered that was in their carry-on bag at the Nashville airport.
• And closing out the week: not Tennessee related at all but if you need a laugh, check out the Amazon.com reviews for “My Parents Open Carry.” They are delightful.