Posts Tagged ‘AZ’
They believe the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Attorney General Eric Holder bungled the operation and then tried to cover it up
Murdoc doesn’t think they’re the only ones who believe that.
According to the police report, the man had his fiancee’s pink pistol tucked in the front waistband of his pants when the gun accidentally fired.
The bullet hit the man’s penis and then went through one of his legs.
According to the on-scene reporter: “It hit him squarely where it hurt the most.” And the reporter noted that everyone he spoke to brought up the fact that the guy obviously wasn’t being very safe and needed to learn how to handle a gun.
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.
New legislation in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma would legalize the “concealed carry” of weapons on college campuses, and many student governments in those states are mobilizing against the bills. Meanwhile, the few other campuses that already allow weapons are waiting to see whether this year marks a real shift in gun policy, or is just another short-lived reaction to a tragedy.
Knee-jerk reactions are rarely good in the long term. And knee-jerk reactions that restrict freedoms are, IMHO, practically indefensible. And critics who try to use Virginia Tech as an example of why concealed carry should be banned on college campuses are either clueless or lying, because concealed carry was banned on the VT campus at the time of the shootings.
Alleged Shooter in Gabrielle Giffords Attack Described by Classmate as “Left-Wing Pothead”
Wait a minute. I thought this was all Sarah Palin’s fault.
The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel
Those who purport to care about the tenor of political discourse don’t help civil debate when they seize on any pretext to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.
Bill to Ban Crosshairs
Representative Bob Brady of Pennsylvania told The Caucus he plans to introduce a bill that would ban symbols like that now-infamous campaign cross-hair map.
Military: Ariz. shooting suspect failed drug test
Sources claim that the shooter failed his drug test when he tried to join the military in 2008. Next thing you know, some Congressman is going to introduce a bill outlawing illegal drugs.
The shame and hypocrisy of the New York Times
Urged caution against “jumping to conclusions” about a Muslim with ties to Al Qeada who shot up a military installation but jumped right out an blamed the Tea Party for a guy who turns out to be an irrational druggie.
The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010
Madonna claimed she’d kick Palin’s ass? Put that fight on Pay Per View.
Vet tackled shooter
I guess it’s more newsworthy when the shooter is thought to be a veteran than one of the guys who ended the shooting is a veteran.
The problem is people who actually commit crimes. It doesn’t matter if they’re crazy or not.
The overwhelming majority of crazy people, however you decide to define “crazy,” aren’t a threat to anyone whether they have a gun or not.
So all you’ve got to do is keep guns out of the hands of the people who are going to commit crimes. And defining what is and is not a crime is a lot more clear than defining who is or is not crazy, so it’s much easier.
Gabrielle Giffords, a congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head on Saturday at a public event held at a grocery store in Tucson, her spokesman, C. J. Karamargin, said. Others at the event, including members of her staff, were among the injured.
Her condition was unknown. She was taken to University Medical Center in Tucson, the trauma center for the area, about 10 miles away. Even though NPR and CNN reported that she had been killed, Darci Slater, a hospital spokeswoman, said that Ms. Giffords was in surgery.
In the NPR report:
A congressional official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the gunman was using an automatic weapon.
Not too long ago, those showing the Gadsden Flag were potential domestic terrorists. Now they’re Tea Party members.
The Gadsden flag is not on the approved list of the local homeowners’ association. Homeowners’ associations are an issue of their own, in Murdoc’s humble opinion.
When Murdoc was a kid, he had a stack of Gadsden flag stickers and after slapping a few on the red shelves in his bedroom, he saved the rest for special things. More recently, he had a rattlesnake “ribbon” magnet for his car, but some nice person borrowed it a while back and forgot to return it.
Plus, this bit cracks me up:
He notes that the banner, the Gadsden flag, has been widely used over the years and was even featured on the cover of a rock album. “Am I a Metallica fan because I’m using the flag?” he asked.
Over at Murdoc Online, I’ve displayed the “Don’t Tread On Me” First Navy Jack for years. When someone sent me a flag and I took it into work, a co-worker asked me if I was aware that Metallica had written a song called “Don’t Tread on Me” way back in 1990 or 1991.
For what it’s worth, the redesign of the GunPundit site puts the Gadsden flag in the header. Good thing my site isn’t part of any homeowners’ associations.
The company that owns most of Southern Arizona’s Pizza Huts has reversed policy and is allowing customers to carry firearms into the restaurants if they are legal possessors.
Patrick McKinney, vice president of operations for Tucson-based Pizza Hut of Arizona, said he began reconsidering the company’s policy of prohibiting guns after reading a newspaper article about the state’s new concealed-carry law.
That law, which goes into effect July 29, allows people 21 or older (and not prohibited from having a firearm) to carry a concealed gun without a permit.
McKinney and his staff held a meeting about the issue and began to remove the restaurants’ signs banning firearms during the first week of June, he said in a written reply to questions.
The policy for employees, the one which prohibits guns, remains unchanged.
The issue of customers with firearms is confronting private business owners as Arizona’s gun laws become more liberal, and as gun-rights advocates press for public acceptance of carried firearms.
The issue may be particularly poignant in the case of Tucson Pizza Huts. In 1999, three employees of a Pizza Hut near the corner of East Broadway and Pantano roads were shot to death in an attempted robbery by two teens.
“We will never forget the tragedy of those murders in 1999 and what happened may have shaped our feelings about guns forever,” McKinney wrote.
I don’t understand what two robbers with guns has to do with customers (or employees, for that matter) with guns. But it’s pretty much par for the course.
Last month alone, just in one patrol region, we had sixty-four pursuits. That means people who were driving a vehicle, failed to yield, took off like a bat out of hell, running red lights, creating traffic wrecks, numerous people were killed in these wrecks over the last several months, and who are these people? Not one of them was a U.S. citizen.
Gunsite owner going for the top spot in the Grand Canyon State:
A political unknown has thrown nearly $2.1 million of his own cash into his bid to become governor, a move that could change the landscape of the race.
Owen Buz Mills, a member of the National Rifle Association board of directors, filed a report with the Secretary of State’s Office this week detailing the funding.