Yesterday we told of a nine-year-old boy finding a loaded Glock [not pictured] in a movie theater restroom and his father doing the responsible thing by securing it and calling 911. The police took charge of the weapon and were looking for the owner, possibly to prosecute them. According to Tampa PD mouthpiece Laura McElroy, “We believe that this would meet the standard of willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others, to leave a loaded weapon where a child — and in this case a 9-year-old found the gun — that certainly put others at risk…” Well, that was before they found the gun’s owner…
… and surprise, it’s the personal weapon of a LEO — Detective Luke Hussey, a 13-year veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, to be specific He said he stopped in the bathroom en route to watch a movie, put the weapon on top of a toilet paper dispenser, then forgot about it and left. It only took him 90 minutes to realize it was missing and to go looking for it.
The Tampa Bay Times reports “The Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that Hussey is the subject of an administrative investigation that could result in suspension or termination. ” However, “Hussey will not face criminal charges, Tampa police said Tuesday.” So he’ll get a slap on the wrist, or, at the very worst, lose his job for doing something that would have resulted in any of us being thrown under the jail for a large portion of the rest of our life.
Looks like Governor Perry has done more than simply visit Connecticut gun manufacturers, he has actually broken a story! Pictured above, Rick has ferreted out the previously unannounced 7.62×39 version of the Colt LE-901 and even took it for a test drive. I wonder what the chances are that he’ll post a review. . .
Now we know why Joe Biden has an almost unhealthy obsession with gun control (well, other than he’s only capable of processing one thought at a time). It’s his “gut.” In listing reasons the Veep keeps harping on the topic, The Christian Science Monitor states: “expanded background checks remain popular with the public… [but] perhaps the most important, is gut level: The vice president and his boss, the president, have an emotional devotion to this issue.” They also quote Democratic strategist Peter Fenn: “I think there is a certain degree of wanting to fight the fight.” It has become personal – they just can’t stand not getting their way – and (to them) it’s a good political move. So it no longer is, and probably never has really been “about the children”
The Cape Cod Times thinks Massachusetts lawmakers haven’t gone far enough with gun control: “several bills would tighten regulations and close loopholes related to assault weapons… but they fail to address the most significant cause of violent crime on our streets — handguns.” State Senator Dan Wolf agrees with them. “While assault weapons have been used in high-profile tragedies in recent years, it’s the handgun that is the real scourge … and where we should focus our efforts to change public consciousness. Handguns are the weapon of choice for the overwhelming number of deaths in our country — suicides as well as homicides.” If you live in the Bay State, you may want to keep an eye on this before you lose any more of your Second Amendment rights.
Since we seem to be hitting on a lot of things that just aren’t right today, we might as well include this one. Rapper J. Cole got this tweet from an (obviously twisted) fan. TMZ tried to locate where it came from had no success. Incidentally, Cole did retweet the message, so I guess he can chalk up another album sale.