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Congratulations, Unidentified WI Man! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Just as the Founders intended:

3:05 p.m. — A 19-year-old Onalaska man was accidentally shot in the leg on the 200 block of King Street by his 22-year-old roommate, who was making the cat chase the red dot produced by his handgun’s laser sighting system.

Repeat after me: Guns are not toys. Guns are not toys. Guns are not toys. Guns are not toys. Guns are not toys. Guns are not toys. Guns are not toys.

etc. etc. etc.

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Congratulations, Michael Vickers! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Our armed society is just getting politer and politer:

According to a news release, a deputy and social services agents went to a home after getting a call about a five-year-old girl who had a gun pointed at her. They said an investigation revealed Vickers pointed a gun at the child for splashing too much water out of her bathtub.

The deputy said Vickers told them he didn’t think it was “a big deal” to point the gun at his step-daughter.

This is what happens when any asshole can have a gun, no training or education required. They use them for really stupid, assholey reasons.

Murrica.

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Guns Aren’t Profitable

They can’t find a buyer for Remington. Colt Defense can’t pay its debt and is looking at filing Chapter 11. It appears gun manufacturing is not as profitable as the NRA would have you believe:

Still, the tide has turned against Cerberus and the gun industry, at least for now. Gun sales began slowing last year. Remington reported a nearly 28 percent drop in sales from 2013, to $939.3 million. And it swung to a $68.2 million loss from a $57.7 million profit. (The company also cited a recall of millions of triggers for its Remington Model 700, which has been reported to fire without the trigger’s being pulled, as weighing on its results.)

A chief rival, Smith & Wesson, said that its sales for the 12 months ended Jan. 31 fell about 15 percent, to $541.6 million.

Over all, the number of background checks processed by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, a rough indicator of interest in gun sales, declined slightly in 2014, to just under 21 million.

Well, no wonder the NRA has to constantly pluck that fear nerve. Unless the gun humpers are constantly reminded that some liberal is trying to take away their guns, these idiots might forget that they need to stockpile weapons for Freedom. They might actually forget about tyranny and Sharia Law and the Blahs coming for their big-screen TVs.

They might actually go back to living their lives. And the gun-makers can’t have that.

Free hand of the market, people.

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Congratulations, Stan Lee! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Another of our safest, most responsible citizens evah injured five people — two of them children — in a public place, when he responsibly reached into his pocket for his wallet:

Lee, who has a concealed weapons permit, was carrying a 9 mm Glock in his pocket in the lobby of the Clearwater Beach Marriott, 1201 Gulf Blvd. around 2:30 p.m., police said.

He reached into his pocket to retrieve his wallet and accidentally fired the weapon, police said. The bullet grazed his leg and then hit the tile floor, shattering and sending shrapnel into the four other victims and causing minor, non-life-threatening leg injuries.

Remind me again why we don’t require liability insurance for concealed-carriers? If you can’t even reach for your wallet without injuring people…?

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Congratulations, Unidentified TX Man! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

I’m guessing “had a medical issue” is a polite way of saying “went temporarily insane and tried to off himself,” but YMMV:

FAYETTEVILLE, Texas – A teacher at Fayetteville High School had a medical issue and fired his handgun twice inside his vehicle Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. David Beyer with Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrived around 5 p.m. Tuesday and called EMS after they found the teacher in distress.

The teacher refused transport to a local hospital and deputies took him to the sheriff’s office to get a statement. The man was unable to make a coherent statement, and he was released to his family.

No students were on campus at the time. The teacher has a concealed handgun permit.

Remind me why we want teachers armed again? Because they somehow have superpowers and aren’t like the rest of us?

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NOW Can We Take George Zimmerman’s Guns Away?

Our favorite 2nd Amendment Hero may have another mug shot to add to his collection:

LAKE MARY, Fla. — George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell.

The shooting happened on Lake Mary Boulevard, east of Interstate 4.

Officers at the scene said it appeared Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, Bracknell said.

In January, Zimmerman was accused of assault by his girlfriend, but no charges were filed after she recanted her allegation.

He was also arrested in November 2013 on domestic violence allegations after his girlfriend called police. His girlfriend later recanted her story and charges were never filed.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2013.

Well I just can’t wait to find out the details of this one. I’m sure he was responsibly protecting someone from something, somewhere.

[UPDATE]: 1

Details trickling in. Early reports say Zimmerman was shot in the face in a road rage incident. His injuries are minor.

 

[UPDATE]: 2

Orlando Sentinel with the latest. It appears it was not road rage, but Zimmerman was shot by someone he knew:

Police initially thought the shooting was a road-rage incident, but Bracknell said that might not be true.

He said the other man involved is someone Zimmerman knows and has had contact with in the past.

Bracknell said that man is cooperating with police.

Zimmerman is with his lawyer and is not answering any questions, Bracknell said.

Sounds like the other guy stood his ground, ya think? /sarcasm

[UPDATE]: 3

Zimmerman waved a gun, according to the guy who shot him:

According to Cornell, the man told him that he and Zimmerman have had three disputes. This time, Zimmerman waved a gun and the man shot at him, according to Cornell.

This is Zim’s fourth … fifth …. sixth gun incident?

[UPDATE]: 4

Early reports indicate the shooter was Matthew Apperson, who had this altercation with Zimmerman last fall:

The driver, 35-year-old Matthew Apperson, told Lake Mary police officers that a passenger in a truck stopped at a light next to his car on a busy street in the Orlando suburb on Tuesday, rolled down his window and yelled, “Hey, what’s your problem? Why you shaking your finger?”

Apperson said he was listening to music with his windows rolled up at the time, and that the passenger’s yelling was unprovoked.

The truck’s driver then asked Apperson, “Do you know who I am?” according to a police report. Apperson said he believed it was Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for fatally shooting the 17-year-old Martin, a case that drew international attention and spurred national discussions about race and self-defense laws. Martin was black and unarmed.

“George Zimmerman was the driver, and they were threatening to kick my ass and to shoot me,” Apperson told a police dispatcher in a 911 call.

Apperson told the dispatcher that he pulled into a nearby gas station to use the phone since he didn’t have his cellphone, and the truck followed him. Zimmerman drove the truck up to Apperson’s car, blocking him in, Apperson said.

“He almost hit my car and he said he would shoot me then,” said Apperson, who told the dispatcher that he never saw a gun in Zimmerman’s truck. “Both of them were threatening to shoot me and kill me.”

Apperson called police from the gas station, but the truck was gone by the time officers arrived. Apperson, who has a concealed-weapons license, was carrying a firearm at the time, according to the police report.

It’s almost as if Zimmerman was stalking this guy.

[UPDATE]: 5

Once again, the real victim is George Zimmerman:

Matthew Apperson turned himself in to police on Friday and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a deadly missile into an occupied conveyance, police said.

“After conducting numerous interviews throughout the week, detectives determined that Mr. Apperson did intentionally fire his weapon into the vehicle occupied by George Zimmerman,” police said in a news release.

Absolutely fascinating. When everyone has a concealed-carry permit and is armed, everyone is guilty and everyone is innocent.

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Congratulations, Unidentified IN Man! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour!

He’s not likely to win any Dad of the Year awards, so let’s nominate him for 2nd Amendment Hero, right?

GARY, Ind. (WLS) — A young boy accidentally shot his sister in Gary, police said, when the two children were left alone in a car with a loaded handgun.

“It appears that her brother was playing with the handgun and she was shot in the vehicle,” said Det. Edward Gonzalez, Gary Police Dept.

Police say two children, ages 3 and 6, were left alone in the car outside a day care while their father went inside to get two other younger children from inside.

Their father told police he’d been out of the car for just a minute or two when the older child got hold of a handgun the father left in the car. It went off, hitting his sister and shooting a hole through her hand.

Brilliant.

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