Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Clumsy, Irresponsible Gun Owner, New Hampshire State Rep. Kyle Tasker, Drops Gun

A Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives who once posted a comment on Facebook about shooting at police officers accidentally dropped one of his guns on the floor at the start of a committee meeting Tuesday morning.

State Rep. Kyle Tasker (R-Nottingham) explained to onlookers that he had donated blood that morning and the effects caused him to drop his gun at the start of a House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee meeting. The committee was meeting to amend an abortion bill pending in the Legislature. The gun did not fire.

State Rep. Steve Shurtleff (D-Concord), a member of the committee, said that he was sitting three seats away from Tasker in the committee room when he heard "a clang" and saw that the gun was on the floor. Shurtleff said Tasker routinely wears two guns in a shoulder holster to legislative meetings.
There's no excuse, let alone that bullshit story about having given blood. People who insist on carrying guns and have a license to do so, should be held accountable for their irresponsibility. When this level of stupidity is combined with the paranoia of carrying not one but two guns at all times, you've got a dangerous situation. People like this should not be trusted with guns.

What's your opinion? Is it too severe to punish people who make mistakes like this with the one-strike-you're-out rule?

Please leave a comment.


  1. Tasker represents(?) Nottingham, not too far from where I used to live. A quick read of his legislative "accomplishments" indicate that he's most likely a Liberteabaggian.

    2 Gunz? WTF? Is he that bad a shot or what?

  2. Your side really doesn't understand. Two guns, especially if they're both small, makes sense. What if one jams or gets taken away? What if an attack requires more rounds to stop than the one gun carries? Many of us carry a spare magazine with our handgun. This is a spare magazine with a gun wrapped around it, as Massad Ayoob says.

    But with regard to the incident, what's the crime here? No one was hurt. The gun didn't even fire. You hate guns so much that you can't bring yourself to admit that there's nothing to talk about here.

    1. I don't hate guns, I think irresponsible gun owners need to be held accountable, and not only after someone is killed by their irresponsibility.

    2. Then what's the crime here?

    3. It should be called "felony recklessness."

    4. To be a felony, there must be an actual harm committed. What's the harm here? But more than that, why are you so vindictive?

    5. I know that Greg, but it's wrong. I'm not vindictive. Why are you so dismissive.

    6. Dismissive? I try not to be, despite (or because of) being on the receiving end of the same by some. But I do find it disturbing that you want to hand out a felony to a man who hurt no one. You forget the instructive value of embarrassment.

  3. Greg Camp:

    You are so massively delusional that it doesn't make sense to "debate" the issue of gunz with you. Otoh, if you're not slapped around, regularaly, you and your gunzloonzpalz get the notion that your liez are good enough to give you cover.

    Two fucking gunz? Why not just carry the AR with the 30 round box magazine (what mikew "has to have" for defense of his home) into the lege? I mean, shit, you just never know when some ninjaperps are gonna be lowered, head down, gunzablazin from the overhead ventilation ducts.

    If the lege is so unsafe that you need not TWO gunz to be secure maybe metal detectors and cavity searches are in order. I wonder if the "Stand your ground" law covers state rep's whackin' constituperps?

    1. Carrying a primary and a backup is a common practice:

      1. A shoulder holster with only one gun can strain a person's back, since the weight is on one side, so carrying a couple of spare magazines or another gun on the other side gives balance.

      2. A gun can jam or otherwise malfunction. The easiest way to solve that problem is to grab another gun.

      3. There are plenty of cases in which the bad guy didn't go down, even after being hit with several rounds. Sometimes, bad guys run in groups. Handguns are a compromise--they can be concealed, but they're much less powerful than rifles. Rifles are often against the rules, but they're more than is typically needed. Carrying a backup handgun is part of the compromise.

      Thus we see that carrying two handguns isn't a delusional act. But if you're going to call me a liar, you need to support that claim.

  4. Again, the issue of paranoia is brought up. And, again, the ones who accuse others of being paranoid are, in fact, the ones who are pathologically paranoid - the real gunloonz.
    orlin sellers

  5. Carrying two handguns, if you're in law enforcement or on a security detail isn't delusional. Imagining that you're going to have to shoot your way out of the State House in Concord, NH is.

    orlin sellers:

    What is it that you're yammering about? Paranoia is defined as:

    "Paranoia is an unfounded or exaggerated distrust of others, sometimes reaching delusional proportions. Paranoid individuals constantly suspect the motives of those around them, and believe that certain individuals, or people in general, are "out to get them.""

    here ( Your own nental healthcare provider may have some other definition which I'm sure he/she will be happy to summarize for you.

    Here's a hint. I don't live in the fear of being attacked, a fear that is so consuming that I will NOT go out in public without my gunz, plural or singular. That behavior is something that you,
    Greg Camp and a number of other people engage in. I'm not afraid of the idiotz wit teh gunz, I'm concerned about them, just as I am concerned about rabid animals.