Tweet Of The Day

Posted: May 27, 2014 by watsonthethird in Current Events, Guns, Tweet Of The Day
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Most of us call guys like these “assholes.” Certainly not “men.”

Besides, what could go wrong? Oh, right. Someone could get shot.

A woman suffered a minor injury to her arm after a holstered handgun fell from a man’s pants, causing the weapon to discharge inside a business on the west side of Columbus.

At 8:03 p.m. Saturday, Columbus Police Chief Jon Rohde was inside Walmart, 2025 Merchants Mile, when he heard a gunshot inside the store. He located the man and woman involved and called for additional patrol units to assist, said Lt. Matt Myers, spokesman for Columbus Police Department.

Tony E. Ward, 56, of Columbus, told police that a .22-caliber handgun, for which he has a permit and was in a holster, fell from his waistband while he was shopping and discharged, Myers said.

  1. Marner says:

    These nuts are really starting to hurt their own cause. You see idiocy like this on a daily basis, while gun-worshipping morons carrying assault rifles into Chipotle wonder why that little stunt backfired on them.

    A few months ago, I saw a heavyset man walk out of WalMart wearing shorts with a holster strapped to his calf. It obviously wasn’t going to help him if he had to react, because he wouldn’t have been able to reach his calf without sitting down. If I had seen him walking in, I would have gone somewhere else. More and more, I’m seeing men walk around in stores with a gun on their hip and for the life of me I don’t know why. The city I live in is not exactly known for its high crime rate.

    I don’t oppose guns or hate guns. I grew up owning them and I support the right to own guns with reasonable restrictions. The problem is the NRA, fed by the money-hungry NRA, doesn’t see any kind of restriction as reasonable.

    • meursault1942 says:

      “The problem is the NRA”

      Absolutely. Tbogg, who had been an NRA member in his youth, has a great piece called “I Was the NRA” that talks about how shitty that organization has become:

      I used to hunt and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the hell out of it. But I wouldn’t consider attempting it now, in an age where gun-owners lump AR-15s in with sporting guns. Where a lousy shooter can disguise his inability to shoot with an extended clip that allows him to keep shooting until he finally hits something, anything. Where hunters feel the need for silencers for God knows what reason.

      The NRA has killed off the sportsman with their neglect and replaced him with the gun nut who spends more money on more guns, not out of a desire to feed his family, but to stave off a mythical jack-booted government bogeyman coming to take away those guns. This paranoid vision of America that the NRA sells is why we have the gun violence that we have today, because no sensible gun legislation can be passed because of what the father of one of Elliott Rodger’s victims described as “craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA.”

      I’m not the NRA poster child that I was at age 8 anymore. I want nothing to do with those people.

  2. rustybrown2012 says:

    Dangnabit! I missed the debate between Cluster and Spook the other night! From the highlights, they did pretty well, certainly came off more level-headed than they do on blogs:

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