Archive for March 2011
Over at Empty Cases:
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1911 – which is today – I thought I would share a story about the first American airman to win the Medal of Honor with a 1911 in hand.
His name was Frank Luke and when I was a young whipper-snapper I was obsessed with WWI fighter pilots. To me, Frank Luke was a hero that represented the American fighting spirit. His exploits left such an impression on me I named my first son “Luke”
But that’s not important. What is important is what Lt. Frank Luke accomplished in 18 days and how his life ended on 29, September 1918.
Go check it out.
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25-year-old beauty pageant winner:
Meghan Brown had fired her pink .38-caliber handgun only inside a shooting range. Even there, she said, she wasn’t very good.
The 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, 25 and a slender brunet, had trouble pulling back the trigger. When she did manage, she said she almost never hit the target.
That Saturday was different.
Haaris Khan is a complete jackass: Student investigated for hateful tweets
Canada (via Instapundit):
The McGill administration is currently investigating Haaris Khan, a McGill student who, using Twitter, threatened to shoot a roomful of other students last week at a campus film screening.
Khan made the threats at a screening of “Indoctrinate U,” a documentary, on March 8 hosted by Conservative McGill and Libertarian McGill. “I want to shoot everyone in this room,” he tweeted at one point during the film, adding, “I should have brought an M16.”
“I’ve infiltrated a Zionist meeting,” Khan wrote in his first tweet, at 6:04 p.m., shortly after the event began. “I feel like I’m at a Satanist ritual.”
“Oh man, a Muslim girl just appeared,” he wrote in his next post. “I thought, like me, she’s a freedom fighter. Unfortunately, she’s a co-conspirator. Traitor.”
About half an hour into the screening, Khan’s tweets turned violent.
“My blood is boiling,” he wrote at 6:38 p.m. “I want to shoot everyone in this room. I’m frightened, alarmed, and downright pissed. Never been this angry.”
“This experience has hardened me into a soldier for freedom and truth,” Khan wrote about an hour later.
The next day he tweeted
The jihad begins today.
When turned in by, he said he didn’t mean any of it and he was just funning around. And that his sister-in-law is Jewish so he doesn’t even dislike Jews or anything. He isn’t terribly religious and claims not to have “much attachment to Islam.”
His texts, he claims, were “taken out of context.”
We’re just waiting to hear about the correct context that makes wanting to shoot up a room full of people with an automatic weapon okay.
The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted 10-3 for the proposal by Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, over the objections of law-enforcement lobbyists and representatives of retail merchants. Dorworth said his bill is only intended to protect licensed concealed-weapons carriers who inadvertently show their weapons.
Marion Hammer, the veteran lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, said there have been several prosecutions of law-abiding gun owners for “brandishing” their weapons by accidentally letting them show in public.
Seems like some people don’t know what “brandishing” means. Or are just idiots.
Residents in Surrey and Kent villages have been ordered by police to remove wire mesh from their windows as burglars could be injured
Home owners in the villages of Tandridge and Tatsfield in Surrey and in Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge in Kent have said they are furious that they are being branded ‘criminals’ for protecting their property.
Locals had reinforced their windows with wire mesh after a series of shed thefts but were told by community police officers that the wire was ‘dangerous’ and could lead to criminals claiming compensation if they ‘hurt themselves’.
And here’s some “commonsense”:
Crime reduction officer for Tandridge PC John Lee commented: ‘We are constantly advising homeowners to protect their property and the contents of their shed or garage, however, a commonsense approach needs to be taken.
Just like how “common sense gun laws” seem to always disarm the law-abiding citizens and do nothing to address criminals.
I found this in a list of 10 Dangerous Ways to Amuse Yourself: Electric Baton Shock /Tricky Toy with Flashlight
Looks like a Taser, works like one of those oldschool handshake zappers:
- Ideal joke and monster toy.
- Get an electric shock by touching the baton when you touch the shock button.
- Reusable and not dangerous if used properly.
- Great for jokes, fun and play.
- Adult shock toy, not for children or elders.
- Built-in flashlight, and it is safe to use if you don’t touch the shock button.
- Voltage: less than 3.6V.
It’s pretty cheap.
Here’s a tip: If you use this on Murdoc, you will suffer far more serious injury than he will. Decide wisely.
She’s making a surprisingly good recovery so far and even might be able to attend her husband’s space shuttle launch next month.
It would probably be easier to defend the guy if people just ignored everything he’d done, I guess.
We were told if you let everyone carry a gun they’d be shooting it out over parking spaces at the supermarket, and now this: Man who put woman in coma over parking spot claims self defense
A man accused of punching a woman so hard in a dispute over a Manhattan parking spot that she fell into a coma said on Monday he was acting in self defense.
“She hit first,” said Oscar Fuller, 35, outside of the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse.
Wait. He PUNCHED her? In New York?
Forget it, then.
Murdoc’s been off the grid for a while but thought this subject deserved an update:
An important step was taken yesterday in Wyoming toward restoring the constitutionally protected right of Americans to keep and bear arms, as that state became the second in less than a year to enact legislation affirming the right of its citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a special government-issued license. Following adoption in the state Senate, the vote of the House in the Wyoming legislature approved the bill by a vote of 48–8 several weeks ago, and Gov. Matt Mead (photo, left) signed it into law on March 3.
This is good news, though (predictably) not everyone agrees.