I said no onions, dammit! [UPDATE]

Wrong burger orders lead to shot being fired at Grand Rapids McDonald’s

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After receiving a series of incorrect burger orders, police say a Grand Rapids woman became verbally abusive and fired one pistol round into a McDonald’s.

The altercation took place around 3 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the McDonald’s in the 400 block of 28th Street SE, according to Lt. John Bylsma.

She got a wrong burger in the drive-through and called to complain. They gave her a free burger, but when she went to get it, they got it wrong again. So she got into it with the employee.

Then, apparently, the passenger in the car shot at the building.

No one was hurt. They had her number from the call, so the police took her and the passenger into custody.

UPDATE: Grand Rapids woman to be arraigned in McDonald’s shooting:

Court records indicate Grand Rapids resident Shaneka Monique Torres, 29, is scheduled for video arraignment by Grand Rapids District Court Judge Kimberly A. Shaefer this afternoon.

Torres is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, discharge of a firearm in or at a building, and using a firearm for a felony, all stemming from an incident on Monday, Feb. 10, at a Grand Rapids-area McDonald’s restaurant.

Pizza Guy

West Melbourne, Florida: Pizza Delivery man shoots and kills armed robber

Detectives say 54-year-old Bryon Park of Palm Bay had just returned to his vehicle after delivering a pizza to a room in the motel complex, when he was approached by [32-year-old Fredrick Lorenza] Kelly who had a large knife.

Kelly demanded money from Park and threatened to kill him if he did not comply. Deputies say that’s when Park, the pizza delivery man who happens to be a former law enforcement officer, grabbed a gun from his car and defended himself, by firing one shot towards Kelly.

Kelly was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say this wasn’t the first offense for Fredrick Kelly Jr. It turns out he has a lengthy violent criminal history that includes Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery and False Imprisonment. Brevard County Sheriff deputies also said that the suspect in this investigation, Kelly, was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes.

The driver works for Domino’s.


Gun violence way down:

Firearms-related homicides declined 39 percent between 1993 and 2011, the report said, while nonfatal firearms crimes fell 69 percent during that period…

Overall, the Justice Department report said, firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011, while nonfatal firearm crimes declined from 1.5 million in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011.

This is something that Murdoc tries to make sure everyone understands when we talk about guns, gun violence, and gun control:

The drop extended to schools: Homicides at schools declined from an average of 29 per year in the 1990s to an average of 20 per year in the 2000s.

I’m not sure that one person I’ve ever told that gun violence in schools is down has ever believed me for a second.

Only criminals are allowed to have weapons in here

Did Colorado shooter single out Cinemark theater because it banned guns?

The trial of that orange-haired jackass continues and

out of all the movie theaters within 20 minutes of his apartment showing the new Batman movie that night, it was the only one where guns were banned. In Colorado, individuals with permits can carry concealed handgun in most malls, stores, movie theaters, and restaurants. But private businesses can determine whether permit holders can carry guns on their private property.

Most movie theaters allow permit holders carrying guns. But the Cinemark movie theater was the only one with a sign posted at the theater’s entrance.

And then there’s

With just one single exception, the attack in Tucson last year, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.

It’s almost like people planning on killing lots of other people are intentionally selecting places where the targets are most likely to be unarmed.

Remember, if you have a Gadsden flag bumper sticker you might be a domestic terrorist

Occupy activists plead guilty to conspiracy and weapons of mass destruction charges

Last week

three of the five Occupy activists arrested for attempting to blow up a commuter bridge in Ohio in May pled guilty to use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

Via Instapundit.

Remembering Chicago’s victims

While Aurora gets the headlines:

Yet more than twice as many people have been murdered this month in the president’s hometown of Chicago than were killed in the Aurora shooting. They are just statistics for whom there will be no presidential visits or flags flown at half staff.

Via Instapundit, who writes

Well, since Chicago already has very strict gun control, these deaths can’t be turned to political use.