Congratulations, Claud “Tex” McIver! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour


Dear gun loons: please stop telling me McIver is an “anti-gun activist,” simply because he served on the American Bar Assn.’s  Standing Committee on Gun Violence. He’s donated thousands of dollars to the Republican Party and Republican candidates, all of whom were endorsed by the NRA.



A prominent Atlanta, Ga., businesswoman was accidentally shot dead by her husband trying to protect the couple from suspected carjackers:

Atlanta lawyer Claud “Tex” McIver accidentally shot his wife in the back when their car hit a bump near Piedmont Park late Sunday night, a family spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Diane McIver was taken to Emory University Hospital on Clifton Road and died in surgery several hours later.

The incident unfolded after the McIvers vehicle was approached by several individuals near the intersection of Peachtree and Pine streets in Midtown, spokesman Bill Crane, a McIver family friend, said.

The McIvers retrieved their gun from the center console of the 2013 Ford Expedition, alarmed about recent unrest surrounding several Black Lives Matter protests in the area and fearing a carjacking, Crane told The AJC.

The couple, who were being driven by an unidentified individual, left the area unharmed. But several blocks later on Piedmont Ave. near the park, the SUV hit a bump and Tex McIver accidentally fired the gun, Crane said. It was still wrapped in a plastic Publix bag in which it had been stored, Crane said.

That gun sure kept everyone safe, though!


Filed under gun control, gun violence, Guns

11 responses to “Congratulations, Claud “Tex” McIver! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. John Smith

    Do you feel better? This isn’t a tv show you’re talking about, it’s someone’s life. If you are in support of the protesters, do you realize you’re committing the very action you’re protesting about by judging someone you don’t even know?

    • What are you even talking about? What protestors? Do I feel better? About what? About having to point out again and again how utterly stupid it is for ordinary citizens to delude themselves into thinking guns keep them safer? No, I don’t. But I’m going to keep pointing it out until we no longer lead the developed world in gun violebce and the NRA is put out of business.

  2. Years ago I happened to pass through Atlanta during “Freaknik,” a gathering of black fraternities and sororities. The interstate exits were blocked by cop cars with lights flashing. You would think martial law had been instituted. Meanwhile, I, a small white woman traveling alone, did not in the least feel threatened by all the young people having a good time around me in the slowly moving traffic. (Of course, it was too early in the day for much drinking to have happened.) The point is, fear is often in the eye of the beholder.

  3. Kosh IIII

    Follow the link to the news story and don’t miss the last line:
    “The American Bar Association appointed him to the advisory committee of the association’s Standing Committee on Gun Violence.”

  4. Kosh III

    The last line of the story is sooooo ironic:
    “The American Bar Association appointed him to the advisory committee of the association’s Standing Committee on Gun Violence.”

  5. Bren

    You probably overlooked the fact that Claud “Tex” McIver is one of the anti-gun activists on the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Gun Violence. Typical of many on the left, the only thing he knows about guns is that he needs one and you don’t.

    • Why is that even relevant. He thought he needed a gun for protection and he shot his wife instead. If he is indeed an anti-gun activist, then this tragic incident proves why he should have stayed an anti-gun activist, instead of grabbing a gun at the first sight of black folk on the street. Maybe he’ll be smarter with his next wife.

      By the way, he was a major donor to the Republican Party, according to Open Secrets. Calling bullshit on the “he was an anti-gun activist” claim, seeing as how everyone he donated to were huge NRA supporters.

  6. Democommie

    Southern Beale:

    Trollz be trollin’!

    Says it was snub nose .38 revolver.

    Mcover was a “labor law” specialist; a quick look at a few sources indicates, to me, that his specialty was fucking the working man.

  7. Beale,

    Mrs. Junior doesn’t buy that this is an accident.

    According to her source. The couple was not driving by themselves. At this time, I do not know the identity of the driver. Personally, I would add that in a high-profile, full size vehicle such as a Ford Expedition, a person does not have a lot to fear from scattered black people with guns. The car is faster than a 1969 Fairlane 500 with a 302 c.i.d. trusted power plant. Apparently, the wife was in the front passenger seat. Whatever bump or vibration caused the husband’s gun to “go off” unexpectedly was smart enough to aim dead through the back of the front passenger seat, which resembles a bus seat from the 1950s with the addition of an airliner seat magazine pocket, and actually kill his wife.

    What she is telling me is that the wife was shot in the back when the husband was sitting right behind her.

    Mrs. Junior suggests that the hapless husband be sent to prison simply on the unlikely possibility that his story is true. It might be true. But probably not.

    It must have been one hell of an accident for the husband to accidentally shoot his wife from the back seat right through the bucket seat that she was sitting in. Because the car hit a bump? Let’s have the forensic team evalutate this bump.

    • The driver was a family friend, the husband of a couple that the McIvers’ were friends with. And let me say, people are shot through car seats all the damn time. This isn’t the first, second, third, or even 300th time someone was shot through a car seat and killed. So easy, even a 2-year-old can do it. So yes, it happens. As for the car bump, who can say. Some guns go off awfully easily. McIver’s gun was apparently in a plastic bag on his lap. It seems very likely to me that it was accidental (who bumps off his wife with a witness he’ll have to pay off for the rest of his life?). Whether it actually is or not, that will be left to the justice system to determine. This being Georgia, and McIver being a prominent white attorney, I’m not holding out much hope that there will be a vigorous investigation.