Daily Digest: Mess ‘o Squirrels Edition

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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  1. avatar Wes says:

    Yeah Oregon! Im part of that 22.9% increase.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Cool! Let’s go shooting. Any excuse is the best excuse to go plinking.

      1. avatar Wes says:

        When and where?

  2. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    There is no flash of a gun shot. At least not in the video above. At that range if there was a shot there would be at the very least a bullet hole somewhere in the side window. So seeing as I believe nothing I hear on the news and only half of what I read on the internet I am going out on a limb and saying no shot took place.

  3. avatar Bob says:

    One has to wonder why they were capturing video? What did the other driver do prior to the start of the video? Did the doctor have a good reason to feel threatened by the other driver?

    I didn’t see any muzzle flash or smoke from his gun, so No, he did not fire it.

  4. avatar JaxD says:

    On another topic. So much for South Park being an equal opportunity offender.

    1. avatar Anmut says:

      I have it DVR’d – how bad was it? Should I not even bother waste my time? Was it at all funny?

      1. avatar JaxD says:

        Cartman playing Brad Pitt was funny. The rest not so much. I won’t ruin this bit of pc propaganda for you.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Thanks for not spoiling. I’ve got it, but haven’t watched yet.

      2. avatar knightofbob says:

        It was just sort of weak. It was like they were trying to not offend people, which is not what South Park should do. Also, the attempts at role reversal fell flat, and there’s an attempt at blurring the line between fantasy and reality that’s a little high concept for a show best know for swearing and talking feces. Not to say I never laughed, but watch at your own convenience.

    2. avatar C says:

      completely forgot about it. I assume it could have been written by nancy grace?

      1. avatar JaxD says:

        I expected it to be more evenhanded.

    3. avatar Jon says:

      That episode was HILARIOUS!!!!

  5. avatar Jus Bill says:

    I wonder if the “doctor” was actually a shrink. I have yet to meet one with their head screwed on tight. Maybe dealing with the insane daily rubs off – I don’t know.

  6. avatar C says:

    The operative part of the story is “No actual medication was found” not was prescribed…

  7. avatar Michi says:

    So um, yeah, whats the ‘illegal number’ of guns or rounds of ammo? “Gun Owner Arrested for Stockpiling 274 Guns, Ammunition, Chemicals (Video)”

    So um, about that word “for” ….

    Wait, he worked at Remington for 20 years and people are aghast that he has too many guns?

    Employee discount, heck yes?

  8. avatar Michi says:

    Oh and also:

    Jet-A or “jet fuel” is also known as “kerosene”. Good for you know, heating and light. It’s actually not explosive. It’s actually rather stable.

    “Man arrested for owning 250 gallons of kerosene and having a gun collection from when he worked at Remington” doesn’t quite work.

    1. avatar Roscoe says:

      The whole “Stockpile” event was overblown by the police and the reporting on it was ludicrous.

      The antis will fall all over themselves calling for Callahan’s crucifixion as unjust as it might be, and the sheeple will be strung along as amused spectators by the anti’s media allies.

      I feel sorry for the pro gunners living in CT; at least in CA the weather is good.

  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Holy crap, I had that sony. Paid 250 bucks for it back in 86.
    Geez Matt, you find the funniest stuff.

  10. avatar KCK says:

    Kerosene is jet fuel
    Does he heat his out buildings with it?
    He is also a rocketeer. Needs chems for that I suppose.

    1. avatar Bruce L. says:

      There are also kerosene heaters as well as kerosene lanterns. I’m sure there are other uses for it.

  11. avatar Gregolas says:

    I believe the Dr. didn’t fire b/c there’s no perceptible recoil.
    Thank you for the “Tech-Assassin” video. First time I’ve ever seen these guys and they are laugh-out-loud funny!

  12. avatar Matt says:

    The article on the CT Post site makes the jump from “dozens of barrels of explosive chemicals” to “explosives devices” in a not so clear manner… That is a BIG difference, the gasoline everyone keeps for their lawnmower is an explosive chemical under the right circumstances….

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out especially since with all the new laws we have in CT if they are going with intent, conspiracy to manufacture, or constructive intent or something similar.

  13. avatar Roscoe says:

    “Despite the screeching of the Civilian Disarmament Movement that gun ownership is down…”

    Actually Matt, they are right; gun ownership IS down…FROM WHAT IT WOULD BE if there was enough inventory available for all the buyers who can’t find what they want because of all the anti gun hysteria being manufactured by the Civilian Disarmament Movement. That hysteria has created panic buying and serious scarcity in many places, especially gun vulnerable slave states.

  14. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    Maybe this doctor forgot the “do no harm” portion of the Hippocratic oath?
    Oh wait, that’s means “do no harm” while practicing medicine as a doctor.

    Ya, I just checked, there’s nothing in the Hippocratic oath about guns.

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