Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Makes Me ANGRY

I'm sorry. I'm not usually like this.

But you have GOT to be kidding me.

A 15-year-old girl is walking home with her mother when a group of ten boys approach them and a disagreement ensues. The boy grabs the girls shirt and the girl attempts to push him away. The mother steps away from the group and fires her legally owned gun into the air.

Guess who got arrested??


Because (according to the police officer): “You can’t fire into the air.”  “Once something goes up, it comes down. There’s the possibility of causing property damage, injuring someone or killing someone. In an apartment complex, the odds of that bullet coming down and striking something are very high.”

Yeah. That's true. A falling bullet can be dangerous.

It may ding somebody's car or something.

Her daughter was being attacked.

What is the purpose of guns again?

Oh yeah. They're for shooting skeet at Camp David.

The officer also said she “should have called police instead of taking matters into her own hands.”

And let her daughter get beat to death while they waited?

This is supposed to be a humorous blog.

Is this a JOKE???


P.S.: I looked it up. The likelihood you'll suffer an accidental injury from a firearm discharge in your lifetime is just short of 1 in 6,000.

P.P.S. I also learned that the chance of dying from any unintentional cause in your lifetime are about 1 in 31. So 30 out of 31 people die intentionally? Huh.

P.P.P.S. If you want to learn more about this, the National Safety Council (NSC) has a STORE. Huh!

The things I wish I never learned.


  1. The way it was explained to me in my gun safety course is that you shouldn't pull a gun unless you feel that you or someone else was being threatened with death or great bodily injury.

    In that case, you shoot to stop the threat, i.e. shoot the thug. It's self-defense.

    If you're shooting in the air, that suggests you didn't feel the situation was life-threatening.

    The arrest isn't a big deal. It's just cops sorting things out.

    The real question is whether the DA decides to prosecute.

  2. Maybe Mom should have pointed the gun at the nearest thug and shouted "Freeze, mofo". That should have got their attention.

    As for calling the police, remember that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away - if you're lucky.

  3. +1 on what Harvey said. If you pull the gun you either shoot the bad guy or you don't shoot. I'm not surprised at all that they arrested her.

    1. I hear what you guys are saying. But if she *had* shot the bad guy, she would DEFINITELY have been arrested and things probably would have been even worse.

      So what was her choice? Watch her daughter get assaulted or get arrested.

      Is this America?