Friday, March 11, 2011

The Brandon Meriweather Shooting

Here's the story:

According to John Morgan, an attorney for the victims, a fight broke out at a house party in Apopka, Fla., on Feb. 27, following an incident earlier in the evening at the Blue Jeans Lounge. It was at the lounge where Meriweather's friend allegedly assaulted a woman.

Morgan explained to Deadspin that the woman's brother arrived to the party, where he "got the better of" Meriweather's friend in a fight, according to the report, which added: "That's when Meriweather allegedly pulled out his gun and fired at the brother, grazing the man's face and hitting the other victim in the head, according to Morgan."
And here's the funniest part. "No arrests have been made."

Do you think it's safe to assume Meriweather was a lawful gun owner, perhaps even a CCW permit holder? Do you think his actions are those of a responsible man?

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Of course not, but making wild, unfounded, bullshit assumptions is what you do MikeB.

    Why? Because you're a dishonest hack.

  2. Given the reported events, this was not an appropriate occasion for the discharge of a firearm.

    Two people were hurt; and the shooter is known.

    Damn right the lack of any arrests, and of course the concern of special treatment to a sports celebrity, are issues.

    Pointing that out is not the work of a dishonest hack; it's the efforts of a legitimate critic.

  3. Thanks Dog Gone. I was going to contest the dishonest part. But I like what you said.