The above headline (and the photo I’ve added) are both misleading. Sarah “You Betcha” Palin won’t be meeting her armed admirer. And the headline’s not my creation. All hail metro, a blog that took a simple story of stalking—albeit one tailor-made for pervy accountants (guns! glamor! receipts!)—and turned it into political commentary . . .
Vice presidential candidate and former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has been granted a temporary restraining order against 18-year-old Shawn Christy for buying a gun and then sending her the receipts.
According to court documents, the teen sent the receipts to Palin and her friend, Kristan Cole, along with a note that said he had tried to follow the Bible but had “evil and wickedness” in him . . .
Wait. Someone was allowed to buy a gun, even though they are mentally unstable and wanted to allegedly use it for harm? How can that be? In this country, don’t we have laws to monitor the sale of … oh … right … nevermind, then.
If that’s the way you want it . . .