Sunday, January 08, 2017

Ohio State conceal carry advocate shot dead. I'm just going to give up trying to fix my irony meter.

Courtesy of Slate:  

An Ohio State concealed carry activist was shot to death at his residence near campus early Thursday, authorities say. Tarak Underiner, 20, was an Ohio State undergraduate and the treasurer of a group called Buckeyes for Concealed Carry. He testified in favor of a "campus carry" bill at a state legislative hearing on Dec. 1, 2016.

 A local TV station is reporting that police found "illegal drugs and weapons" at Underiner's residence and that his death may be drug-related.

This is your brain on drugs.

This is your brain on drugs splattered all over the wall, because somebody was carrying a concealed weapon.

Any questions?


  1. Anonymous4:18 AM

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    1. Anonymous6:22 AM

      Tarak was brilliant. Do not speak about what you do not know. He was my nephew's good friend and an extremely nice guy. Drugs? Maybe marijuana, but nothing worse. Not why anyone should die.

    2. Anonymous7:15 AM

      6:22, you don't know what you're speaking of. How brilliant can he be when he was passionately in love with guns...and was killed by one? So much for "good guys with guns are the only thing that can stop bad guys with guns". Also, live by the sword, die by the sword.

    3. Anonymous7:28 AM

      @6:22, there was much more to your boy than your know. Not only drugs were found, but also illegal weapons. Society is safer with this dumbass being dead.

    4. Anonymous9:11 AM

      My nephew's friend, my nephew's friend, waaaaah! DEAL!

  2. Anonymous4:28 AM

    I wish I could feel an iota of compassion, but damn it, these people who are undermining our freedom to be safe just do not deserve it.

  3. Anonymous4:28 AM

    If you are a gun owner and live in constant fear of the government taking away your guns, you shouldn't own a gun in the first place.

    1. Anonymous6:23 AM

      Tarak collected guns. He wasn't in fear of anyone taking his guns. He only wanted safety of others.

    2. Leland6:45 AM

      6:23, a question: "of others", FOR others or FROM others.
      And so you know, "of" others makes no sense grammatically.

    3. Anonymous7:15 AM

      6;23, so how the hell was owning an arsenal in his home making anyone else safe? It didn't even keep HIM safe.

    4. Anonymous9:09 AM

      Are 6:23 and 6:20 below examples of "fake" news?

    5. Anonymous10:45 AM

      Why would a young man 'collect guns?' Why not rare coins, or art, or something that won;t get you killed the first time you're negligent? I do not get the fascination with something manufactured for the sole purpose of killing another living being. There appear to be fewer and fewer sane people intros country. We just elected an imbecile and his trigger-happy family.

  4. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Yes, 4:28. if you (plural, non-specific "you") are an ordinary citizen and you feel teh need to carry a gun to protect yourself from your fellow citizens - your are paranoid, a mental condition which should be treated as the mental helath problem it is. Allowing a paranoid a gun is like giving an alcholic a still.

  5. A. J. Billings6:19 AM

    Ted Nugent, $tupid $arah, and the NRA will be so proud.

  6. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Tarak was my nephew's good friend. Police aren't saying what the "illegal drugs" were. He was a Hindu. Police are keeping details on the down low.

    1. Leland6:47 AM

      In my onion, that is exactly what they should do until an investigation is completed and studied.

    2. Anonymous7:16 AM

      6:20, the drugs are pretty much irrelevant; the guy was a gun-fondler who got shot to death. That's the irony, and sadly it's not rare.

    3. 7:16 exactly. The news story is not about whether he was a bad person or not. The story is an illustration that people who live with guns and around guns are much more likely to die by guns. Gun culture kills many more than it protects. Guns are not safe unless they are stored properly and the owner takes other precautions. A gun can't always protect you from someone else with a gun, like this young man found out. People who want guns to be plentiful and easily available with no restrictions, legal or cultural, are just endangering themselves -- and us all. Take heed.

      Cultural restrictions are non-compulsory things like encouraging designated drivers when there will be heavy drinking and public shame on people who smoke cigarettes. They are powerful. We don't have much of that around guns.

  7. Anonymous6:44 AM

    If the Sandy Hook slaughter did not "incentivize" this country to begin taking commonsense gun control measures then perhaps it will take a Sandy Hook 2.0 where 50 or more young children and mowed down with an assault weapon. My heart aches for those kids and their loved ones and the dealths of innocent people in the future does not make me happy. I have an acquaintance whose grandson was a Sandy Hook victim. But it will take a)even more deaths and b)this type event repeating itself for the gun-crazy ammosexuals to finally realize that something must be done.

    1. A. J. Billings7:55 AM

      @ 6:44 am

      Another Sandy Hook will make ZERO difference, even if 400 kids in an elementary school were shot to death by an armed invasion.

      This is America, where the Christians, the Teaparty, and the evangelicals run the Congress and the Governors' offices.

      They have conflated gun ownership with being a good Jesus follower, and no amount of dead kids in a school, or murdered toddlers shot in a home will make any difference.

      Their guns and bibles are what they cling to as talismans of their deception, mythology, and ignorance.

    2. Virginia9:10 AM

      Sometimes I wonder if anything would change if a large scale shooting and killing spree happened at an NRA convention.

    3. Anonymous10:41 AM

      9:10-they don't allow guns in them. Nor any GOP events, or LAEC, or rich conferences. Oh no, they just want the little Democratic children mown down. Their precious charter school and private school enrollees need not fear except from their daddy's guns at home.

    4. Anonymous2:24 PM

      It would have to be a large scale shooting that killed Repiblucan children. Republicans don't have empathy - that's why they're Republicans. It has to take place in their backyard or happy to them for any change to be made.

  8. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Ed Murrow said No man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.

  9. Anonymous8:08 AM

    Well gosh, why didn't he defend himself with his own gun?

    Isn't that what they keep telling us, they need all those guns to defend themselves?

  10. Anonymous8:10 AM

    Good to know that trump jr is thinking! He wants to make gun silencers easy to purchase. The trump family are so in tune with America and paranoid about it.

  11. The only thing that will change gun laws is when members of congress lose many loved ones to stupid gun violence and the money the NRA gives to their campaigns and they realize it can't replace the family member or friend that they lost.

    But looking at the current crop of lunatics--- losing family might not mean anything at this point when it comes to guns.

  12. Anonymous5:49 PM

    Guns are virtually useless for self defense, especially when another gun is involved. If you don't believe me, go to a simulation. Try as hard as you want. You won't get your weapon out, aimed and shot before the other guy says "bang". And in a simulation, you know it's coming. I've done it and watched cops go through the same scenario (FYI, that's a contributor to why there are so many cop shootings, they know it's too late if they wait till they see the gun).

    Guns are just stupid. Go hunt, sure. But if you think you're going to protect yourself or someone you love with it, then you are an ill-informed fool and are being used by the gun industry who just wants your money.

    Again, you don't believe me, go do the simulation. Try as many times as you want.

    Then go learn some self defense if your really worried. Yeah, that's actual work. So are most things that are actually effective.

  13. Karma.

    Afraid he'll have to come back as a slug or snail or something since. Not even good enough to come back as a dog. Will have to work his way back up to human. Will take a lot of lifetimes.


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