An artist in Sweden was attacked by a fellow artist’s security guards recently for showing his sculpture, a giant gun loaded with steel penises, at a gallery in Sweden. While one assumes that the steel penis bullets are intended to convey something deep and meaningful about inadequacy or compensation among gun owners, he wasn’t attacked for his artistic sense. Bengt Andersson was attacked when the bodyguards mistook his sculpture for an actual lethal weapon and a threat to their protectee Lars Vilks, an artist who has faced numerous death threats since drawing the Muslim prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007. Did I mention that the gun is almost two feet long? After being beaten bloody, Mr. Andersson has filed a report for excessive violence, but local police are standing behind the bodyguards: “When they see a weapon they have to intervene like this to protect this subject [Vilks] who is subject to a high level of threat.” [h/t Paul S.]
It just went off! An east Georgia sheriff’s deputy responding to a structure fire was wounded Friday night when a gun stashed inside the burning building went off, discharging a bullet which struck the deputy. Thankfully, no vital organs were hit, and he was reported to be “alert” after being transported to the hospital. He underwent surgery Friday evening and is recovering.
From Recall Senator John Morse: As you can see, Morse and his minions are publicly defacing our signs which is illegal. If they are willing to do this, they are likely willing to cheat in the election. We call upon Senator Morse to publicly denounce such actions. We have publicly and privately told all of our supporters to not touch any of Morse’s signs. And that has been the case. Apparently, Morse does not believe in fair play and feels he must cheat in order to try and win. We the People will continue to fight against his shenanigans until the very end. This is yet another example of why it is important to ensure every single voter who is eligible to vote, votes YES to Recall Morse. You can be assured they will use underhanded tactics at the polls just like they have on the streets. These tactics are like roaches, if you see one, there are more around. Please share this with others so that they can see the ethics of Morse during an election. They are similar to his ethics of charging the voters per diem while he got hair cuts and traveled. [h/t Dr. Vino]
And finally, Armed Intelligentsia member Aaron A. writes in:
I’m wondering if you could pose a question to your readers – how many of them are still watching their favorite NFL team this season? After last season’s post-Sandy Hook Sunday Night Football anti-gun rant, I called and emailed the NFL and never received a response. So even though I am a devoted Packer fan, I’m not watching any of their games this year. Sounds a little crazy – but I refuse to forget who threw us under the bus in favor of political correctness.
So what say you, AI? Will you be showing the courage of your convictions and skipping the broadcasts this season? Maybe just the ones with Bob Costas? Or is the lure of gridiron (or the cheerleaders, or the tight pants — hey, I don’t judge) too strong?