Sam Stone— a country song about a drug-addicted Vietnam vet who returns to a life without hope or meaning—is the most brutal piece of music I’ve ever heard. I was thinking about the song while reading the Daily Mail. “The ex-girlfriend of fugitive former cop Christopher Dorner came forward on Thursday to say the man she used to date had trouble acclimating to his life after his military career.” As we hurtle towards gunageddon—armed confrontation between Americans exercising their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms and law enforcement officers (LEOs) seeking to deprive them of that right—I wonder how many veterans will get caught-up in the melee. Meanwhile, here’s some news about what has . . .
Just what we don’t need: a former ATF director as the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Michael Sullivan, Sean Bielat eye Senate bostonherald.com
MAIG Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pension fund proxy (not Hizzoner himself, apparently) reckons the firearms industry is a safe bet. NYC mayor dissented from vote to sell gun stocks sfgate.com
Steven Colbert disses Steven Seagal [via washingtonpost.com]
Filling our schools with gun-toting guys who have nowhere to be during work hours might give some parents pause but rest assured, mom and dad, these volunteer posses are getting top-notch training… The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is an even worse actor. We know Hollywood violence is the real problem. Therefore it is also the solution. It’s just like fighting fire with fire. If your house is on fire, call an arsonist. He’ll know what to do.
TTAG’s flagged this false flag gun guy before. And now Adam Winkler declares that The Second Amendment Is All for Gun Control dailybeast.com
Or not. Lexington library, health department remove signs banning firearms kentucky.com
Oh and she was arrested, too. UIC: Staffer on leave after bringing handgun to campus chicagotribune.com
Sticks and stones . . . “He was very skilled and crafty as far as making makeshift edged weapons inside the prison. That was in the forethoughts of the officers. He was able to almost kill an officer with some eyeglasses.” Texas police fatally shoot fugitive Fla. prisoner seattlepi.com
Whether she died via negligent discharge or murder, Reeva Steenkamp RIP.
One bad apple? “On Tuesday, law enforcement officials arrested Everett Basham, 45, a Silicon Valley engineer who once worked with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak.” Yee calls death threat over gun measures explicit and chilling latimes.com
Funny how no one seems to mention that Dorner was pro-gun control . . .