Congratulations, Manus Shannon! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

One of our safest, most responsible citizens evah demonstrates why there’s nothing more dangerous than an NRA talking point:

Man Distracts Beer-Pong Opponent With Gun But Accidentally Shoots 2 People

Manus Shannon, 27, was playing beer pong at a Fourth of July party in Roseland about 9:20 p.m. Saturday when he pulled out a 9mm semiautomatic gun, according to police and prosecutors.

Shannon began waving the gun in his opponent’s face to distract the 24-year-old South Chicago man during his turn, Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said during a bond hearing Monday.

The opponent pushed Shannon away, and as he did, the gun went off — striking the opponent in his finger and a 20-year-old Roseland man in his shoulder, prosecutors said. According to Antonietti, the 20-year-old was sitting nearby texting at the time and not involved with the game.


Prosecutors said Shannon had an FOID card and conceal-and-carry permit in Arkansas, where he lived until February. When he moved to Illinois, however, Shannon got an Illinois driver’s license, but failed to update his gun paperwork.

These are the people our state legislature want walking around “protecting” the rest of us. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!


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3 responses to “Congratulations, Manus Shannon! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. Only slightly off-topic, but can you give a special ‘2nd Amendment Hero’ award to some — apparently Asian — manufacturers that have had the stunningly bad idea to make iPhone cases that look just like handguns.

    The story is in today’s NYTimes and apparently police departments all across the country are trying to get them banned.

    (btw, another h/t to Em, my wife, for spotting this.)

    • I saw that online sites were removing them from sale but apparently you can still get these things on the streets … just like the real ones, I might add. {facepalm}

  2. “just like the real ones, I might add. {facepalm}”

    “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a I phonehandcannonlookalikewannabe is a good guy with a I phonehandcannonlookalikewannabe!”

    What’s also disturbing is that I won’t be able to tell if the a-hole in the “Rebbed-up Bronco shitbox” cutting me off is calling his honey or getting ready to Darwinize hisself.