Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Congratulations, Jon Holzwarth! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Southern Beale

Responsible gun owner/prominent 2nd Amendment “gun rights” advocate Jon Holzwarth was babysitting his three-year-old son and his neighbor’s four-year-old grandson when a totally responsible thing happened: his son somehow was shot in the mouth. Imagine that:
According to Snohomish County deputies, the shooting happened in a bedroom that was locked.
Holzwarth told them he heard a loud boom and ran to the bedroom where his son, Michael, and his neighbor’s 4-year-old grandson were playing.
He forced the locked door open and initially thought his son had gotten hurt that way.
At Providence Everett Medical Center, doctors discovered the boy had been shot in the mouth.
He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
No one answered at Holzwarth’s door where a sign reads: “We don’t dial 9-1-1″ with a metal cutout of a pistol dangling below.
There were also emblems about guns on his Jeep.
On Saturday, his son was struggling to survive from a gunshot wound — a tragic irony not lost on his neighbor.
Oh, yes. The irony. I’m sure Holzwarth’s guns protected his family dozens and dozens of times before this tragic incident, though.

Rattlesnake vs. Hawk

Ferguson Burning


A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said tonight.

McCulloch said that the grand jurors ruled that "no probable cause exists" to indict Wilson on any of the five possible charges that they were asked to consider. He said that the jury was "presented with five indictments" ranging from "murder in the first degree to involuntary manslaughter."

The prosecutor repeatedly stressed the physical evidence that the 12 jurors considered, saying that it "tells the accurate and tragic story of what happened."

"All 12 jurors were present for every session and all 12 jurors examined every piece of evidence," MuCulloch said, adding that the jurors are "the only people who have heard and examined every witness."

Oklahoma Mom Killed by her 3-Year-old Who Found a Gun Under the Couch

Local news reports

A mother in east Tulsa is dead after her toddler son accidentally shot her in the head, police say.
The 3-year-old son was interviewed by child specialists to try and piece this horrible tragedy together, Sgt. Walker confirmed. As he was buckled into the police car, he repeated "mommy shot."
The 26-year-old mom was home with her 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter.
The mother of the victim, who also lives at the home, arrived home to find her daughter shot in the head.
A neighbor tells 2NEWS reporter Liz Bryant the toddler found the gun underneath the couch. She also confirmed the woman is in the Army.
Walker said it appears to be a large caliber handgun. He said there are other guns in the home, but not out in the open.
"But not out in the open," sorta like the one the kid found. 

Utah 12-Year-old Killed by Younger Sibling - No Mention of Any Charges - Naturally, It Was Just an Accident

Local news reports

Such events offer a tragic reminder that firearms need to be securely stored in homes, "at minimum a trigger lock, at maximum a safe. A safe is your best bet for weapons safety," the lieutenant said.
A tweet from the Davis County Health Department Sunday night said: "We urge all families to lock up firearms and discuss gun safety with children."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bill Oddie's BankWatch

Quote of the day

“the middle classes have ruined everything”
From the same source: "Nigerian millionaire Kola Karim, who has no idea how many cars he owns."