Thursday, December 31, 2015

Let's take a little peek into what's happening in the NRA's America shall we?

First up the former Legislative Director for Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson decides to use a fake gun to "help" a technician repair his computer faster: 

Mondello, a lobbyist and self-proclaimed “communications expert” (who is unable to fix his own computer) became a bit perturbed when a technician working on his computer said he needed to run out to grab a part he needed for the repairs. According to Arlington County Police spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck, the news that he might have to wait a bit for the Dell technician to get what he needed to do the job “sent our subject over the edge.” 

“He became furious and clearly agitated,” Sternbeck said. Mondello told the tech ”you’re not leaving this house until the computer is fixed” — a feat that would be difficult to accomplish without the needed parts. That’s when former Republican U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s one-time Legislative Director decided a Second Amendment Solution was in order. He left the room and returned with a what appeared to be a gun, telling the tech: 

”I’m going to kill you slowly.” 

Mondello’s wife came downstairs upon hearing the threats and stood between her husband and the man he was terrorizing. The tech then fled the house and called 911 after contacting his office. A SWAT team was sent to Mondello’s residence and search warrants were executed. Eventually, he turned himself in. He was arrested Monday night and charged with abduction. The “gun” turned out to be a replica.

Those GOP types seem to ALWAYS think guns, or gun replicas, can somehow solve any problem.

But at least this one was fake and nobody got shot. That is sadly untrue for the next two examples.

Courtesy of Raw Story:  

A Florida woman killed her 27-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, officials in St. Cloud said on Wednesday. 

Police said that the mother was sleeping when she heard something that sounded like an intruder at around 11:51 p.m. on Tuesday, the Orlando Sentinel reported. 

According to police, the woman fired a single shot at the suspected intruder before discovering that she had shot her daughter, who died after being taken to a local hospital by emergency crews.

Before any 2nd Amendment apologists start talking about the need for more training, it should be noted that the mother who shot her daughter was a police dispatcher and her husband, the dead woman's father, was a veteran member of the local police department.

Unfortunately this is not even the most tragic example.

The next one comes from right here in Alaska.

Courtesy of KTUU: 

A 4-year-old boy is dead after he accidentally shot himself with a firearm that he found in his Bethel State Trooper Housing home, Alaska State Troopers wrote in a dispatch Tuesday. 

 Bethel police and medics were called to State Trooper housing at about 6:30 p.m. Monday to reports that a child had been injured. 

 Investigators with the Alaska Bureau of Investigation from Anchorage arrived in Bethel Tuesday. 

"Investigation revealed that William Anderson, age 4, was playing by himself in the family living room when he obtained a privately owned firearm and subsequently suffered a fatal gunshot wound," troopers wrote. 

The boy's father, a state trooper, was not home at the time of the incident however there were two other adults at the residence, neither of who were capable of keeping this child safe. 

Look I pay fairly close attention, and I realize that occasionally there really are incidents of people warding off attackers or stopping a robbery with a handgun. However the overwhelming number of stories we hear about guns in this country involve suicide, accidental shootings, or death from an armed attacker.

THAT is the reality that we live in today. THAT is what we must have the courage to face. And THAT is the problem that we need to find a way to solve.

Everyday people are dying. Every single day. While we sit on our hands and do nothing.

I find it impossible to believe that THIS is what the founding fathers intended.


  1. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Police dispatchers don't receive firearms training. So....

    1. No but I think it's safe to assume that a woman surrounded by cops and married to one, would have more training than the average gun owner.

    2. Anonymous12:49 PM

      I can only speak for myself being surrounded by cops and married to a firearms expert. I know damn little. Then again, I wouldn't keep a firearm for protection, and I wouldn't shoot blindly at a suspected intruder. Having a dog can solve the problem of accidentally shooting a family member.

    3. Anonymous1:20 PM

      I truly hope that was sarcastic, 12:14 PM.

    4. Anonymous2:14 PM

      The police are calling it an "accidental" shooting. It was no accident--the mom fully intended to shoot the gun. It was negligence--she didn't bother to identify her target before she shot. That woman should go to jail.

  2. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Re, the Sailor thread:

    Both Sarah and Bristol have a history of lies and tricks. So someone posted a photo on BSMP2. It may have been to deceive. Not everyone believes anything Palin. Not everyone believes the newborn is what the Palin's would have people believe.

    People are free to express how it is when they are lied to time and time again. You may recall when Trig was born? There was more than one Trig and the public was lied to. Not everyone is going to go for the BS about Bristol's "newborn". Bristol makes the choice to have an undocumented baby. Dakota's choice is to be unclear. That is what people are feeling and seeing.

    Not many will see the "newborn" when one or both parents are doing the things they do in regard to Bristol, abstinence person and hypocrite, claims a baby is new and it is her baby. This could be a trick photo or any baby.

    You should be concerned about the child if she lives and has been lied to and lied about. Worry how that child will feel if she is able to read and if she wants to know who she is.

    She is going to have massive amounts of lies just from her family. She may want to know her actual birthday and not the one the media is told.

    No one is actually responding to a "newborn", they are responding to the grifters and how they treat children and the public.

    1. Anonymous12:58 PM

      Please, get a life.

    2. Anonymous1:15 PM

      @ 12:48 PM - Bringing this to a thread on NRA's America clearly shows how obsessed you've become by all this Palin nonsense. Let's hope that if you, yourself, are in possession of any firearms you are a responsible owner and keep them under lock & key, where no children can have access.

    3. Anonymous1:21 PM

      STOP. IT.

    4. Anonymous1:56 PM

      Yeah, stop it. Seems like it was born when she said it was and Dakota tried to be the daddy but Bristol just won't say yea or nay so who really cares? Bastards are born every day, millions of them so why obsess?

    5. "Anonymous12:48 PM Re, the Sailor thread:
      You have posted this comment on the last three posts, none of which have a damn thing to do with that boring jackassy simpleton Bristol. Give it a damn rest, go back and post it repeatedly to your heart's content on a Bristol thread, or set up your own damn blog on which you can repeat the same post daily for forever.

    6. This sort of foolishness popped up on the Sanders thread too. Quit it.
      Contrary to what some cynical contrarians believe we don't come here to rag constantly about them who shall this time remain unnamed.
      So chill.

    7. Anonymous5:06 PM

      Have you seen? They now have coloring books for adults. A hobby does a person good. They're cheap and cheerful, and you can put them on the fridge once you're finished your masterpiece.

    8. Anonymous7:34 PM

      I don't know who you are 5:06, but thank you for that clever post! It made me laugh in spite of the annoying Sailor comments! Happy New Year, people like you are what make this site!

    9. Anonymous4:32 AM

      You are pathetic

  3. Anonymous12:48 PM

    ... age 4, ... he obtained a privately owned firearm and subsequently suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

    Or, in other words, the adults in this kid's (short) life did not give an f... about him.

  4. Anonymous12:58 PM

    The parents probably were always very careful to buckle the kiddo into his child safety car seat. Being careful about a loaded gun is just too hard.

  5. Anonymous12:58 PM

    You forgot the one about the cop and cadet wife who shot her mom using 27 rounds of ammo. Luckily for mom she was only wounded in the leg. Maybe cop and cadet need some time on the gun range.


      I'm going to have to look up "accident" in the dictionary again......have they changed the meaning of that word?

  6. Anonymous12:59 PM

    As long as the NRA has the money to buy politicians, nothing will be solved in this country.

    They are so afraid of the NRA, the republicans will even allow people that are on the no-fly list to buy guns. That says it all about the power of the NRA's money.

  7. Anonymous1:53 PM

    A little OT but Alaska's biggest news is our biggest thief of a politician saying he won't run for office again (because ya know, he's fully vested in his retirement and health benefits and he has his...blah, blah, blah) and get this, he's retiring from political life to be a Catholic Deacon after denying healthcare and basic benefits to the most need of Alaskans AND being complicit in remodeling the LIO offices to the tune of millions and millions of dollars. What a schmuck, I always thought Hawker was a douche but now he's just doubled down on his idiocy.

  8. Cracklin Charlie2:51 PM

    Seems that our President may have something to add:

    1. Anonymous5:09 PM

      I can't wait. How many eulogies has this man given? How many have the NRA given? This craps gotta stop.


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