Good Freaking Grief! Is Scarborough really this ignorant about guns, self-defense and the Constitution?
Good Freaking Grief! Is Scarborough really this ignorant about guns, self-defense and the Constitution?
Of all the emotionally driven, intellectually bankrupt ideas the Left has come up with, the idea of “gun-free zones” is among the most inane. Most of the high-profile mass shootings in recent years have occurred in these “safe havens”, yet, Liberals keep falling back on their failed idea that banning guns will stop criminals. Luckily, a doctor who works in one of these gun-free zones, decided to break the rules, and likely prevented another mass shooting
A psychiatric patient is in critical condition, his caseworker is dead, and his doctor is recovering from a grazing wound to the head following and argument and gunfight in the psychiatric unit at the Mercy Wellness Center, in Darby, PA, Thursday afternoon.
49-year-old patient Richard Plotts and his caseworker, 53-year-old Theresa Hunt, went into the office of psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman for an appointment. Shortly after arriving a heated argument broke out, and a staffer peaked through the door to see the patient, Plotts, pointing a handgun at Silverman. The staffer then quietly shut the door and dialed 911 to alert police. Moments later, the situation turned violent, according to Delaware District Attorney Jack Whelan:
“When the caseworker [Hunt] was shot, (Silverman) crouched down behind the desk to avoid him being shot,” Whelan said.
“He was able to reach for his weapon, and realizing it was a life or death situation, was able to engage the defendant in the exchange of gunfire.”
Mercy Wellness Center is, of course, a “gun free zone,” though one that the patient and the doctor both chose to ignore. Plotts apparently ignored the signs prohibiting weapons because he was violently mentally ill and was intent on taking lives. Dr. Silverman apparently kept his handgun because he knows that people like Plotts exist and ignore silly signs.
The local police chief suggests that Silverman’s decision to ignore the “gun free zone” signs may have prevented a hospital massacre:
Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that ‘without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives.’
‘Without that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition,’ the chief said.
In other words, the bad guy with a gun was stopped, DEAD, by a good guy with a gun. The “gun-free” zone did nothing at all to prevent any crime. Just like so many times before, a crazed gunman was provided a killing field, thanks to Liberal idiocy and feel good policies. Only this time, someone with good and not evil in their heart decided that self-defense was more important than following a failed policy.
One of the things that the Gun Control Cult calls for frequently are laws that make it a crime to make a firearm accessible to children. This sounds good, until you remember that surely these laws would be written by those wishing to use such laws to punish gun owners who teach their children, especially teens how to use those guns. This story should remind us all that part of being a responsible gun owning parent is to teach your kids about guns, and yes, it could save their lives
SARASOTA, Fla – A 15-year-old fires warning shot at burglar and scares away thief.
It happened in the 4800 block of Sawyer Pine Road in Sarasota at around 12:30p.m. this afternoon.
According to a release from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the 15-year-old was home alone when he heard a person banging on the back door.
The teen saw the suspect at the back door attempting to break-in. The juvenile fired a shot with a shotgun in the area of the suspect and he fled the scene.
Of course, members of the Gun Control Cult will scoff at my suggesting this teen might have saved his life. But, who knows what the man trying to break in had in mind. Who knows what would have happened if the boy had not had an accessible firearm, and known how to use it. We don’t know, and thankfully the teen and his family will not have to find out.
A second note to those that say no one would ever support a law that would punish this teen’s parents. Do not fool yourself. A law mandating that firearms not be made accessible to a minor could be used in such a manner. All it would take would be an anti-gun DA to bring charges. And if you do not think such DA’s exist think again. And, if you think that the Gun Control Cult would never deliberately push such a law, or push such action think again. Remember that keeping kids safe is not their goal. Controlling your ability to own firearms is.
They feel safer in Ohio, they said, adding that their experience drastically changed them and their views on a number of issues, including gun control. Before, both didn’t feel the need to own a gun. Now, they are proud gun owners and keep a handgun in the bedroom.
“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”
If we are going to throw money at the problem, let’s use the money for something that will actually reduce the violent crime
The good Reverend Jesse Jackson appears to have a tinge of jealousy when it comes to redistributing the wealth. President Obama has thrown his support behind a proposal to send nearly $4 billion to deal with the problem of illegal immigration at our southern border. The Reverend supports this but would like us to spend a little more.
“If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been killed, and more have been shot,” said Jackson.
It’s a typical government solution. Throw money at a problem and make it go away. Jackson supports forcing taxpayers from one end of the country to the other to pay for Chicago’s violence problem.
We here at Spellchek always like to promote what is in the best interest of the public. Accordingly, here is a solution to the Chicago violence problem and guess what the best part is? It’ll cost less than half of what Jackson proposes!
The solution? Have the feds provide a handgun to every resident of Chicago. The population of Chicago is roughly 2.7 million people. The average cost of a handgun is likely between $300 to $600. Of course you can spend more or less, but that would be a fair average. And if we award a government contract to a gun supplier for millions of handguns, certainly we can secure a fair price for a government issued handgun.
For example, 2.7 million handguns at $300 a pop is $945 million, a relative bargain compared to the $2 billion the Rev. Jackson wants to throw down the sewer hole.
The “Reverend” of course, would oppose such a plan. Mainly because he could not shovel much of the money into his pockets. That, and, solving problems is not what Race Pimps like Jackson do. Profiting from those problems is what he does.
Say it with me, A Good Guy With a Gun…………..
A Florida concealed carrier witnessed a man stabbing another near a bus stop in Orange County Florida and lept from his car to take the attacker down. Concealed carrier Jeffery Hopkins pulled his pistol and forced the attacker, Thomas Thorpe to the ground, where he held him until police arrived .
When deputies arrived at the scene, a knife was on the ground next to the bench and they found another knife in the suspect’s pocket.
“As I was getting out, I noticed the guy had a knife in his hand so I went for my gun and took him down,” Hopkins said. “He looked at me very scared. Then realized I was serious and dropped the knife and laid down immediately.”
Hopkins did not show his face for WFTV’s cameras because he said he doesn’t want any more attention and just wanted to help.
“If it was my father or anybody like that out there getting attacked, people need to get involved,” Hopkins said.
Witnesses said there was nothing unusual on the bus and the two men did not appear to be fighting before the attack.
“The thing about it is the dude said they didn’t even know each other from nothing, so I don’t know if he was trying to rob him or what, but he stabbed him up pretty good,” said Macon.
Maybe Chicago should hire a real cop to tackle its violence problems? A cop like this one
Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings. Craig attributed the drop to better police work and criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be carrying guns.
“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” said Craig, who has repeatedly said he believes armed citizens deter crime. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed.
“I can’t say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there’s no question in my mind it has had an effect,” Craig said.
Craig made national news in January, when he told The Detroit News he believed armed citizens deter crime — an unusual stance for an urban police chief. In May, the chief was featured in an NRA publication, America’s 1st Freedom, in a cover story titled “A Show of Courage in Detroit,” in which Craig reiterated his support for citizens using guns to protect themselves.
Through the years, various studies have reached different conclusions on whether tighter gun laws equal less crime. A 2013 study by the American Journal of Public Health found that the states with the loosest restrictions on gun ownership had the highest gun death rates. But a 2007 Harvard University study found that banning guns would not have an effect on murder rates.
Gun death rates? The Left skews the stats by using terms like “gun violence” in which they include shootings in self-defense and police shooting criminals, and suicides and accidental shootings. They do not talk about the drop in all violent crime in states with concealed or open carry laws. They ignore the hundreds of thousands of armed citizens who use guns to protect themselves every year either. The vast majority of defensive gun uses do not involve the gun being fired, but again, the gun control side likes to bury that fact. They also use broad terms that mislead. Ever since the Trayvon Martin shooting, the Left has been attacking Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. they like to say that since that bill passed, in 2005, that homicides are up in Florida! The horror! But, a look at stats shows that a specific category of homicides is up. Justifiable Homicide AKA self-defense! Again, they lie, because facts and stats are not on their side.
And what they hate, more than anything are stories like this H/T Bearing Arms
The Gun Control Cult also likes to pretend that guns cause violence, and that “unarmed” attackers (meaning an attacker without a gun) is not a threat. Sorry, that is simply untrue
A belligerent man named Moises Torres went storming through the sixth floor hallway of a San Antonio hotel, breaking overhead lights and mumbling that he was looking of someone to kill, according to hotel guests.
Witnesses told police Torres had been disruptive in the hallway on the sixth floor shortly before the shooting. They said they heard Torres banging on doors and saying he was looking for someone to kill.
“The individual who was shot was apparently breaking some lights in the ceiling. When the other guest walked by him, there was some type of at least verbal altercation. This is all preliminary,” said McManus.
One man heard what was going on and called hotel security. That man, described to be in his 40s, waited until he thought it was safe and opened the door to his room.
Police said when he opened the door, Torres allegedly charged at the man and a woman who was with him. The man drew a pistol and fired once at Torres, shooting him in the chest.
Torres died at the scene.
The man who shot Torres was a concealed carry permit holder.
Think how these stories would be different if the Gun Control Cult had their way?
A Georgetown, Texas man said that he was awoken Wednesday night by a flashlight moving outside his bedroom door, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
He checked on his sleeping wife, grabbed his 9mm handgun and went to investigate — stark naked.
“I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner, who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons. “I’m not sure if [the burglar] was more afraid of me or the gun.”
Upon seeing the homeowner, the burglar reportedly screamed, stammered, “I’m so sorry, sir,” and leapt headfirst through the first-floor window he had used to enter the home.
Bob Owens reports that Spokane, Washington Police Chief Frank Straub is concerned about the safety of thugs. Bob, like myself, must just be insensitive because, we are just not feeling too much sympathy
The gun in Stephen Corkery’s hand when he allegedly robbed several Spokane businesses and walked into a fatal standoff on West Grace Avenue in March was fake, investigators say.
The alleged crimes, and the consequences, were very real.
Local law enforcement have responded to at least a dozen calls since the start of the year involving people armed with a gun that officers and bystanders believed was authentic, but turned out to be a realistic-looking replica. Two of those encounters, including Corkery’s, have ended with fatalities.
“What do you do?” Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said. “You can’t call a timeout and say, ‘Excuse me, is that real?’”
Many more incidents, including an hourslong standoff with a suicidal man downtown last month, ended peacefully, and police identified the guns involved as replicas. But Straub and others worry the rising number of would-be criminals threatening civilians with fake firearms could lead to an even greater number of tragedies.
“My fear is, sooner or later someone’s going to walk into a store to do a robbery, only to be confronted by a store owner, or a property owner, who has a real gun,” Straub said.
Perhaps I’m being a bit callous, but I fail to see a problem.
Right there with you Mr. Owens
A very biased account of the events carried in the Miami Herald and republished by the Florida Courier nonetheless gets the general account of incident correct :
Mobley shot and killed Jason Jesus Gonzalez and Rolando Carrazana in February 2008 outside the Chili’s restaurant at 5705 NW 173rd Drive.
Gonzalez and Carranza had gotten into an argument with Mobley and a friend inside the restaurant. No fights occurred and the two men left the eatery, though not before banging on the outside windows and pointing at Mobley’s group.
Some 20 minutes later, Mobley and his friend, Jose Correa, were smoking cigarettes outside the restaurant. Mobley had retrieved his Glock pistol from the glove compartment of his parked car.
Suddenly, Gonzalez appeared out of nowhere, delivering a “vicious punch” to the face of Correa, fracturing his eye socket, according to court documents. Gonzalez danced backward, his arms raised as if to taunt the men. Seconds later, Carranza appeared rushing toward the men.
“I was scared, and then I seen this other guy coming up from the back and then he reached up under his shirt so I was scared,” Mobley testified at an immunity hearing in January 2012. “I thought, you know, they were going to shoot or kill us.”
Conveniently, the “journalist,” David Ovalle, forgets to mention that Carranza had charged Mobley while reaching his hand under his shirt, and two knives were found near where he fell .
As Bob Owens rightfully points out, the bias in the story is deep. Apparently the writer wanted to attack Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which was not really at play in this case. Take a peek at the headline to the story
Unarmed if you discount the two knives one of these thugs had. I love how the Left uses “unarmed” when an innocent citizen uses a gun to kill a criminal violent attacker. They use it because, in their twisted view “unarmed” means you have no gun, and are, apparently therefore harmless and a saint. The REAL bad guys? Well the Left sees a citizen that uses a gun in self-defense as bad these days or so it seems. Talk about moral retardation
It is amazing how Liberals throw the term common sense around when calling for more useless laws that do nothing but make criminals out of good people! Chris Wysocki is fired up over this, and lets the nimrods at Moms Demand Action know it
Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She’s a single mom working 2 jobs who’s already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun.
Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey.
Allen said that she didn’t know her permit didn’t apply to New Jersey so when she was stopped for a minor traffic offense she told the police about her gun and her permit to carry. In this case, being honest may have cost her.
“The judge tried to tell me that telling the truth messed me up, my life up and the cop said the same thing. Me opening my mouth and speaking out he said I’m one out of ten people that spoke up and was honest and that got me in trouble,” she said.
Allen was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of hallow-point bullets which were in the gun. Under New Jersey gun laws, the illegal possession of a gun is a second-degree felony which holds a minimum sentence of three-years in prison.
I hope all you moms demanding “gun sense” are happy. Because your draconian gun laws are working. They’re taking dangerous criminals like Shaneen Allen off the streets, and leaving her kids to fend for themselves.
Oh, but wait, elsewhere in New Jersey today…
Atlantic City: Shortly before noon a man was shot in the back at the corner of Connecticut and Drexel Avenues.
Camden: 2 people were shot this morning at the Regency House Apartment complex.
Winslow Township: A teen is recovering after a stray bullet hit her through a bedroom wall.
Paterson: A 19 year old man was arrested in the shooting death of 12 year old Genesis Rincon, who was killed while riding her scooter.
Newark: The homicide toll now stands at 44 after Edison Javier Vasquez Naranjo, 27, was found shot outside a home on the 200 block of 4th Street near the city’s Branch Brook Park.
Putting a 27 year old single mom in prison surely would have prevented all that, right?
Of course not. Only an idiot, or a member of Moms Demand Action (but I repeat myself), could think otherwise.
All the feel-good legislation in the world wouldn’t have stopped today’s (or any other) shootings. And locking up Shaneen Allen is a travesty. She’ll rot in jail just so preening soccer moms can pat themselves on the back.
Because that’s what our state calls “justice” these days.
Justice? That is rich coming from the Gun Control Cult isn’t it? They support laws that hurt people simply looking to exercise their basic right of self-defense, and then are stupid enough to pat themselves on the back when these useless laws are passed.
Or more accurately math is very inconvenient for them. Bob Owens has the numbers
A report released by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) today reveals that at least 11.1 million Americans have valid concealed carry permits (PDF), and that the number of Americans who can lawfully concealed carry is actually much higher due to the fact that not all states have up-date-data, and the fact that four states (and most of Montana) does not require permits to carry concealed.
The last comprehensive report on the number of concealed carry permit holders was completed three years ago by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and showed that 8 million Americans held a concealed carry permit.
CPRC collected the most recent data available for each state and the results showed that there are total of 11,113,013 Americans who currently hold concealed carry permits representing 4.8 percent of the total population.
The number of concealed carry permit holders is likely much higher than 11.1 million because numbers are not available for all states that issue permits, such as New York. Additionally, four states and the majority of Montana do not require
that residents have a concealed handgun permit to carry within the state so the number of residents who carry a concealed weapon is not recorded.
The percent of the adult population with concealed handgun permits is determined by how difficult it is to get the permits, how long the permits have been available, and whether the government has discretion over who gets the
The report also examines the violent crime rate in relation to the rising percentage of the adult population with concealed carry permits. Between 2007 and the preliminary estimates for 2013, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000 – a 22 percent drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 130 percent. Overall violent crime also fell by 22 percent over that period of time.
Pretty damning for the Bloomberg followers, but it gets worse
The data also shows that concealed carry permit holders are far more law-abiding than the average citizen and law enforcement officers as well. The report cited two states (Florida and Texas) where the data is especially well-documented, and found that police in Texas are six times more likely to commit crimes than concealed carriers, and in Florida, law enforcement officers are ten times more likely to commit crimes than concealed carriers. Considering police only commit crimes at a rate of 0.124 percent, that is a truly remarkable reflection on the level-headedness and rational behavior of concealed carry permit holders.
Yet another fact that blows holes in the those who carry guns are nutty fringe types with itchy trigger fingers, but my favorite is this nugget
States with the highest number of murders have the lowest percentage of citizens with concealed carry permits.
CNN was on at work today, and with it being slow, I got to watch a bit of a story they ran called “When Guns Do Not Kill”. It was about people, hurt by “gun violence” but not killed. As I watched I wondered how it is that CNN never would run this story, a story of guns saving lives. By the way, I am aware that guns neither kill, nor save lives. They are USED to do both, and far more often, they are used for good
Police were close enough to hear the gunfire, but not close enough to make a difference.
A Tennessee man attempted to break into his ex-girlfriend’s home this past Sunday in an apparent attempt at a murder-suicide that would have left three children without a mother, if it had been successful.
Fortunately, Shawna Brush’s 18-year old son from a previous relationship was able to use a firearm kept inside the home to shoot Brian Davidson as he forced his way through the front door, giving them both an opportunity to escape :
A man was killed Sunday night in Hendersonville after police say he tried to harm an ex-girlfriend with whom he had a tumultuous relationship.
It began when officers heard gunshots as they arrived to a home on Wessington Place just after 8 p.m. on reports of domestic violence.
Once they made entry, they found 36-year-old Brian Davidson dead inside the home.
An investigation revealed Davidson had entered the home unlawfully with the intent of harming 46-year-old Shawna Brush.
Brush’s son, 18-year-old Connor Brush, ultimately exchanged gunfire with Davidson, allowing him and his mother to escape unharmed.
Go read the whole story. There is little doubt that this maniac would have killed the woman, and likely anyone else in the home. But he was stopped by an armed person using their right of self-defense. Note that the young man who shot the intruder was only 18. Gun control cultists love to insist that no one under 21 should ever have access to a handgun, this story is one of many that proves how inane that standard is.
CNN also spent a good deal of time on the ongoing Chicago bloodbath, yet ignored a story I posted about yesterday where a CHL holder in Chicago shot a thug who opened fire on innocent people, saving their lives. CNN gave time to Chicago’s Police Superintendent, who could not find his dick with both hands, and his whining about lax gun laws, but ignored the story of a CHL hero who saved lives. Typical!
There is just something about self-promoters, and people who use personal tragedies to enrich themselves I loathe. And anti-self defense nuts I like even less
A Politico article on the conference call noted that Walsh seems poised to replace departed talk show host Piers Morgan “as the cable network’s in-house gun control advocate.”
Whether Walsh brought it up unprompted or he was asked about it, theAmerica’s Most Wanted host doesn’t hold the National Rifle Association in high regard:
“We have a serious problem with guns in this country, and we refuse to address it,” Walsh, the creator and host of “America’s Most Wanted,” told reporters on Monday. “The NRA solution to arm every grammar school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous.”
Blaming inanimate objects is simply foolish, and Walsh should know better
When you want to see the moral retardation of the gun control cult in all its depravity, look at Chicago. Right now, the city council and mayor are doing their level best to make sure no one can run a legitimate gun store in the city. All the while the body count from armed gangs and thugs keeps mounting, Bob Owens takes a look at this farce
Thanks to absurdly restrictive gun control laws that ensured that only criminals and cops had handguns, Chicago has long been little more than “Mogadishu on Lake Michigan.” It is a bloody nightmare of a city when gunfire crackles through the air, day and night. Is not at all uncommon for 50 or more people to be shot in the course of a weekend. Indeed, this past weekend, more than 60 people were shot, 9 of them fatally .
But Illinois Democrats have been forced by the courts to finally begin issuing concealed carry permits so that citizens can defend themselves, and the first permits were issued earlier this year.
An unnamed serviceman put his legally concealed handgun to good use Friday night after a thug opened fire on a group of people because they dared move his drink off of their car when they wanted to leave.
No… I’m not kidding .
The military member and three others were leaving a party Friday night in the 11700 block of South Union Avenue in West Pullman, Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Hain said in Cook County Bond Court.
One of the victims noticed a cup of liquor on top of her vehicle and asked attendees of a party next door who it belonged to, Hain said.
When she removed it, Denzel A. Mickiel approached her, shouting obscenities and threatening her and her friends, according to Hain and court records.
Mickiel, 22, went into the residence, returned with a gun and began firing at the group, she said.
As Mickiel fired shots at the victims’ vehicle, the military member retrieved his gun and took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to Hain. Two unidentified males also shot at the group, she said.
The service member fired two shots and struck Mickiel twice, she said.
Mickiel is in critical condition, and the group that merely asked a drink be moved from their car are all going to be OK. That would not have been the case had the good guy not been armed. In fact, those people would likely be dead, and certainly the gun control cult would have used their deaths as reason to further disarm the law abiding. Will Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council learn from this? Will they grasp that what they are doing in trying to make it impossible for people to legally attain firearms for self-defense is morally deficient? Likely not, after all it is not safety they are after, it is control, of people they are after. To them gun ownership is part of Individualism, which is a sin against their Collectivist ideology. Again, a good guy stops a violent attack with a legally carried firearm, and again, the morally retarded gun control cult will ignore it and continue to push for more
gun people control.
My only question is this. Is he playing politics? Or is this his sincere belief?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie slammed the door in the face of his state’s anti-gun Democrats yesterday, vetoing a bill that would have reduced the magazine size limit in the state from 15 rounds to ten. Christie was characteristically blunt in his rejection of the legislation.
Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a gun control bill that would have reduced the permitted size of ammunition magazines, saying it would do nothing to reduce gun violence.
“This is the very embodiment of reform in name only. It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a new and entirely arbitrary number of bullets that can be lawfully loaded into a firearm will somehow eradicate, or even reduce, future instances of mass violence,” Christie said. “Nor is it sufficient to claim that a ten-round capacity might spare an eleventh victim.”
The move came less than an hour after gun control advocates — including parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — dropped off at Christie’s office 55,000 signatures of people from around the country, including 10,000 from New Jersey, urging him to sign the measure.
Christie conditionally vetoed the legislation (A2006 ), but he did more than propose changes. He completely rewrote it, eliminating the ammunition capacity reduction and suggesting in its place several changes to the state’s mental health system that he first proposed more than a year ago.
“I will not support such a trivial approach to the sanctity of human life, because this is not governing. Governing is confronting problems,” Christie said in his veto message.
Of course, I really hate being cynical, but…………..
Open Carry activists have done it again. Tell us how is the attention whoring going there douchebags?
It did .
The leadership team has been weighing a complex issue, and I want to be sure everyone understands our thoughts and ultimate decision.
As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law.
We’ve listened carefully to the nuances of this debate and respect the protected rights of everyone involved. In return, we are asking for help in fulfilling our goal to create an atmosphere that is safe and inviting for our guests and team members.
This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.
Good Freaking Grief! I have to be honest here. I have yet to find one, ONE, person who cars about gun rights, and getting open carry of sidearms here in Texas who supports the actions of these attention whores. I doubt Bob Owens has either
These businesses are in business to make money. They have a fiduciary responsibility—a legal obligation—to their shareholders to make money. Blocking unsafe slobs from carrying long guns that they clearly don’t know how to handle safely is, as they say, a “no brainer.”
And while I’m sure that the first thing we’re going to hear in the comments section is that C.J. Grisham, Open Carry Texas, CATI, etc., are “owned” by Mike Bloomberg, I assure you that these people are simply dim-witted attention whores who genuinely think they are “helping” the cause of gun rights with every battle they lose.
In short, they have created problems where none existed, but, hey they just love those photo-ops too much I guess.
It’s too bad that there isn’t any sound to go with the security camera footage, as I’d really like to know what was so important for robber number two that he felt compelled to answer his phone during an armed robbery of a Frenso, California jewelry store.
I’d also like to know what he was trying to accomplish with the counter flop at the 37-second mark. I’m going to guess that he was trying to climb over the counter, but failed thanks to taking Common Core physical education classes.
In any event, the robbery didn’t quite go off as they planned, and they fled empty-handed and easily-recognized after the owner came out of the back room with a shotgun:
Again, another case of a good guy with a gun………… Of course, I am sure the Left would dismiss this story, after all no one was shot, even though the store owner would have been justified in shooting the moron with the pistol. And if the owner had fired, the Left would talk only of another “homicide” with a gun. Please understand that a justifiable homicide is still a homicide, but one committed in self-defense, thus the “justifiable” part. But the gun grabbers leave out the justifiable, and simply call lethal defensive gun uses as homicides. Just another way that they lie. Just another way they inflate stats, and play on emotions.