“A shoving match in a bathroom at a Confederation of Clubs meeting in Waco, Texas exploded into a war,” agingrebel.com observes. “Nine people were killed, 27 people were injured, 17 were hospitalized, two are listed in critical condition, and 170 men were arrested following a brawl at a chain restaurant in a shopping center on the South Jack Kultgen Espressway.” Those are the facts. As our Quote of the Day pointed out, the anti-gunners were all over this one; claiming that gun control could have prevented the violence. As if. More than that, what did cause the death and destruction? Here’s another interesting set of facts . . .
Why do we carry guns? This is why: “A shootout among members of several rival motorcycle gangs in a busy shopping plaza in the Central Texas city of Waco on Sunday left at least nine bikers dead and nearly two dozen other people injured, creating chaos on a sprawling parking lot packed with afternoon shoppers, law enforcement officials said.” Members of two gangs just happened to pick the same restaurant? Well, not really. “Waco police officers were already at the scene when the confrontation unfolded because they had anticipated problems as hundreds of bikers from at least five groups gathered at the shopping plaza.” . . .
“Cincinnati police are investigating a gunfight on Reading Road that sent one bullet through a Metro bus window and others into a Shell gas station,” wlwt.com reports [click on link for video]. “We have 32 cameras here,” gas station manager Mohamed Ahmed told the TV news hounds. “They cost around $6,000 spent here for the security system, and look what happened to it.” Yeah, bad bad guys . . .
By Brandon via concealednation.org
A 26-year-old Dyersville, Nevada man faces a felony charge after filling out an application to carry a concealed firearm, but why? “Shane Edward Kucera, 26, of 428 First Ave. East, was charged May 4 in Dubuque District Court with providing false information on a permit to acquire a firearm—a felony.” . . .
Interesting times (in the Chinese sense) in Baltimore these days. “The increase in violence that has followed the death of Freddie Gray continued through the weekend, with four homicides reported since Saturday, according to Baltimore police. Ten people were reported shot on Sunday alone, including three who were shot to death within a span of 39 minutes. The violence comes as the city prepares for the Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Ten people were also shot Thursday.” How can that be? . . .
There are folks who are so opposed to the right of an ordinary citizen to openly carry a firearm while they peacefully go about their business that they’ve taken to calling the police at the sight of a safely holstered firearm, unreasonably claiming fear for their lives with the intent on the part of the gun owner to sow panic. The practice – another variation of “SWAT-ing” – has caused a few issues for innocent people in the past. Several have chronicled this practice, including Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review Online, Chuck Ross at dailycaller.com, and our own Dean Weingarten and Nick Leghorn . . .
Islamic fanatics determined to silence their critics — stopped by hot lead and cold steel recently in Texas — managed to claim a victim in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. Ananta Bijoy Das, a writer for the blog Mukto Mona–which publishes writing by secularists, atheists, freethinkers, and the like–was brutally hacked to death by four attackers in the Bangladeshi city of Sylhet on Tuesday morning . . .
When Yugoslavian nationalist Gavrilo Princip plugged Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the follow-on effects were calamitous. To say the least. If Aryan supremacist Mark Colborne had been successful in ventilating the Prince of Wales as he’d planned, it seems safe to say that the reaction would have been a little less dire. As the would-be assassin wrote, “Take down a silent rifle, take up a good stalker potion and put a bullet in Prince Charles’s head. He is protected but not too protected. I would sacrifice my life for that one-shot kill.” . . .
No, I’m not talking about the ban hammers at The Campaign to Stop Gun Ownership or Moms Demand Disarmament for America wield on commentators who don’t tow the party line. I’m talking about honest-to-God hammers. Hammers kill people! It’s time for hammer control! And if you think I’m kidding, well, I am. But keep in mind that gun control is a slippery slope without any reality-based foundation … unless you consider the desire for a nanny state a suitable base for America. Anyway, hammer time [via myfoxny.com] . . .
“I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.” That’s Base Commander Jack D. Ripper’s take, from the movie Dr. Strangelove. Commander Ripper went on to declare “I do not avoid women . . . but I do deny them my essence.” Joking aside, a man’s sperm is his property. No one has the right to steal it. He has the right defend himself against any such attempt which is, let’s face it, rape. And yes, it does happen . . .
“Five people have been found dead after a shooting in northern Switzerland that may have resulted from a family dispute, foxnews.com reports. “The dead included the suspected gunman. Residents heard shots in the small town of Wuerenlingen northwest of Zurich shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, leading police to find five bodies in a residential neighborhood. The shooting appears to have been a ‘relationship crime,’ Aargau canton (state) police chief Michael Leupold told reporters, adding that investigators ruled out any links to terrorism. TTAG reader John in Ohio responds . . .