A well-equipped moron was unceremoniously apprehended over the weekend, at the Asheville, NC airport, where he was apparently ready, willing and able to go President-hunting. He was equipped with a sedan sporting Ohio plates, LED squad car-style lights on the front and rear dash, a dash cam, four antennae on the trunk lid, and a working siren. Translation: wheels tricked out like an unmarked police vehicle.
Here’s the best part. His name is McVey.
Seriously? I’m surprised the Secret Service wasn’t all over this guy before he reached the airport, from his name alone. (I don’t think going after white guys with unfortunate choices in last names qualifies as “racial profiling,” but I could be wrong.)
Mr. Brain Trust here pulled into a rental return lot by said airport a few minutes after the President had left town. McVey had just completed a weekend getaway, heading for the memorial for the men lost in the mining disaster. McVey was arrested after it was discovered he’d been monitoring police scanners, and possessed a sidearm and a piece of paper with a bunch of what appeared to be sniper scope data written on it. When questioned, McVey said he was hoping to talk to the President personally. Um . . . yeah. Not so much.
Okay, lets get all the school of the bleedin’ obvious stuff out of the way here. Assassination is wrong – legally, morally, ethically, any kind of “-lly” you wanna cop to. While I do not agree with the President politically or ideologically, he has done nothing to deserve anything more severe than voting against him in the next election. THAT is the way Americans disagree with somebody. NOT SHOOTING THEM, DAMNIT. I don’t care what your beef is with a public official. Assassination is NOT the answer.
Having said all that, I will not be surprised when the mainstream media, anti-gun fanatics, and Hollyweird use the story of this nutjob to reinforce the following leitmotifs in their left-wing narrative:
- Guns should be outlawed to prevent someone from shooting the President!
- McVey’s white, the President is black. Anybody who opposes the President is a racist
- All guns should be banned from airports and anywhere near the President
- Anybody named McVey should be profiled, arrested and locked up, just in case he wants to blow up something
Okay…the last two are colossally stupid (in case you weren’t paying attention, guns ARE ALREADY BANNED at airports and anywhere near the President, and like it or not, I suspect anybody with a last name of McVey probably already trips warning bells with the NSA, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security, and every other armed, alphabet agency in D.C.).
The good news is that the authorities got to this clown before he could hurt anybody. More good news: it’s likely (at least that’s what I get from people in the know) that there are a lot more stories like this that we never hear about. Law Enforcement is working proactively to keep us – and the President – safe. For every “McVey” you hear about, there are a dozen or so equally-wacky stories you don’t hear about, because our boys in blue have stopped them before they got even this far.
The bad news is that nut cases like this one become poster boys for the left, giving credence (be it ever so slight) to the “logic’ behind their gun-grabbing arguments. More bad news: There really ARE idiots like this running around, and it only takes one to slip through the cracks before you’ll be saying “President Biden” – and that scares the crap out of me more than staring down the wrong end of any gun ever would.
The bottom line? Regardless of gun laws, there will always be insane morons in the world who want to achieve fame and glory by shooting the President. Any President. Any time. No law will stop it. Conversely, concealed carry laws (or open carry laws, for that matter) aren’t going to change this kind of thing one whit. Nor will laws that ban ownership of sirens, strobe lights, or police scanners. All we can do is to make sure our law enforcement guys are on the job, and on top of things, then hope and pray for the best.
And if your last name is “McVey”…you might wanna keep an eye open at your next family reunion, and perhaps take a few notes, if you know what I mean. The good name you save may be your own.