I’m sure Armed Intelligentsia members have seen gun-related Christmas decorations. Shot shell lights, pistol ornaments, and of course a Red Ryder under the tree. But actually using your shotgun to gather decorations is a tad unusual. Not to mention disconcerting to some people. Especially when you use your shotgun down at the local mall…
Bill Robinson, 66, didn’t get a kiss after standing under mistletoe at North DeKalb Mall, he got cuffed and transported to the DeKalb County Jail.
Robinson used a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun to shoot mistletoe out of a tree on mall property.
“Every year I go somewhere to get some mistletoe to decorate the house,” said Robinson. I get some for my friends that can’t get mistletoe. The best way to get it is with a shotgun.”
“I decided to go around the house to the mall there is a tree around there with a lot of it, it’s not at the mall it is actually on the fence line. I went over there with the shotgun, took one shot, shot the mistletoe down and put the gun back in the car and gathered up the mistletoe,” said Robinson.
Bill’s paid his fines and will be spending the holidays at home with his family. And fortunately, he didn’t shoot anyone’s eye out, either. But there’s a good chance Santa will be leaving nothing more than a lump of powder residue in his stocking this year.
So here’s to you Mr. Robinson. Instead of what you really wanted for Christmas, it looks like you’ll have to content yourself with your newly minted IGOTD award instead.