The Indiana doctor (shown in the video above) who pointed a gun at another driver while tooling down the interstate is back in Kentucky where the incident took place, facing charges of wanton endangerment. There’s no real obvious reason why he chose to threaten those in the neighboring car, so I’m going with the default position that he’s just stupid. How he thought he’d get away with it in this day and age, with a camera pointing straight at him, is beyond me. Of particular amusement is the verbal gymnastics that the reporter (incorrectly) engages in at 1:07 in the video above: “You can allegedly see Dobyns in the black sedan clearly pointing a pistol…” No, my dear J-school graduate, the adverb allegedly should go with “pointing a pistol,” not with “see.” Although to be honest, “clearly see … allegedly pointing a pistol” doesn’t sound any less inane.
Authorities who searched the Connecticut home of Miriam Carey, the woman who rammed the barricades at the White House and led police on a chase near the Capitol, found paperwork relating to a 2012 mental health evaluation that listed prescriptions for medications used to treat, among other things, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The medication may have been prescribed to treat postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, who was in the car with her during the escapade. No actual medication was found, and Ms. Carey’s intake had apparently been tapered off to zero since the prescription. No firearms or ammunition were reported to be found in the home, much to the disappointment of the media machine, I’m sure.
Despite the screeching of the Civilian Disarmament Movement that gun ownership is down, the numbers continue prove them wrong (as they virtually always do). The Oregonian reports that statewide, 1 in 15 adults is now licensed to carry a handgun, up from 1 in 22 in 2010. The number of concealed handgun licenses statewide jumped by 22.7% just in the first six months of 2013. That number is even higher in the Portland area, with all three counties beating the state average: 22.9% in Clackamas County, 23.8% in Washington County, and 26.2% in Multnomah County. Sadly, like a four-year-old having a temper tantrum, all the rationality in the world isn’t going to stop the screeching.
A Fairfield, Connecticut man was arrested Monday and charged with 11 counts of illegal possession of explosives, six counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and one count of manufacturing bombs. Oh, and 274 firearms, and “tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition.” Police discovered the stuff when they entered the home while responding to a burglary call on October 1. Here’s the interesting part(s). First, the guy is the president of a chemical company. Second, he wasn’t charged with anything to do with the firearms, but the authorities took them away anyway. Despite the fact that he was arrested for the chemicals, charged for the chemicals, and the guns had nothing to do with anything, guess what the headline is… Gun Owner Arrested For Stockpiling 274 Guns, Ammunition, Chemicals. Because guns.
Richard Ryan’s Tech Assassin: CarniKCon Edition. ‘Nuff said.
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