North Carolina has a constitutional proposal (Amendment 1) coming up for a vote that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman. According to gawker.com, it would also outlaw domestic partnerships and civil unions. As you’d expect, the measure has been fairly contentious among Tarheels on both sides of the issue. Apparently completely unencumbered by the thought process, someone named Alex Wiles has now uploaded a video of himself expressing his feelings about an anti-Amendment 1 (therefore pro-gay marriage) sign that was put up near his property. Since Alex doesn’t appear to be able to articulate his, er, thoughts in any meaningful way, he decided to blast the sign with his shotty while his buddy recorded all the action. . .
Wiles has since taken the video down from YouTube, probably because someone informed him that he’d managed to advertise some illegal activity. But you can see the action in all its glory at the Gawker link, above.
After spraying the sign with a couple of blasts from his pump action, Wiles – against all odds – managed to form a couple of actual sentences to sum things up. “That’s how we deal with it ’round here. That’s all, folks.”
According to wral.com, by pulling the trigger Wiles, who lives in Cabarrus County, NC, violated local laws against discharging a firearm in a residential area and vandalizing a campaign sign. Both are misdemeanors. But the pro-2A community, no matter what they may think of the measure on the ballot, have plenty of reason to be more than a little peeved at good ol’ boy Alex. This is exactly the kind of public asshattery that gun grabbers love to point at when they caricature all gun owners as toothless sister-humping rednecks.
So for making us all look bad, we’re going to express our undying appreciation for Wiles’ dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks gunplay in the only way we can – by naming him our Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day by acclamation. For your benefit, Alex, that means we didn’t actually need to hold a vote because we couldn’t find anyone who was opposed to the your nomination. Besides, no one would volunteer to put a sign up in your neck of the woods.