A story has been circulating in the gun blog world, a podcast interview with a crime victim as well as the original AR15.com thread where he posted his story.
After listening & reading, I (like many others) believe that there are lessons to be learned from this man’s unfortunate experience.
What those lessons are may depend heavily on the biases that you bring to the analysis.
This guy has beaten himself up plenty over this incident, and I am not trying to pile on. But he made some major errors that are entirely correctable.
We have all seen the news stories of the Navy Yard Massacre. Those of you who go beyond the biased MSM will know that Alexis had some serious mental problems, and that his employer failed to complete his background check. You also know that, despite the MSM bleating about it for days, there was no AR-15 involved.
But lost in the blizzard of disinformation is: why did Alexis do it? What made him follow Joe Biden’s advice (“Get a shotgun”), and saw the stock off while writing cryptic messages on the gun? What made him snap?
Clearly, this must be it:
What Alexis did was wrong and monstrous. But, having used the newest version of Office, I understand. Ballmer could screw up anything without really trying. He should do what George Costanza postulated, and do the exact opposite of what his instincts tell him to do. I mean, raising the price of the Surface2/SurfacePro2, after the first ones didn’t sell? That is some industrial-strength denial at work, to arrive at that decision.
Of course, this is just the excuse that dessicated ratchet-jaw Nancy Pelosi (D-LaLaLand) needs to ban MS Office.
It’s like Groundhog Day.
I can’t claim to be surprised, since this is what the gun-grabbers do every time they think they can tie a criminal act to the issue of gun control. They even have a written strategy guide to help them twist current events into excuses for gun control.
And at the other end of the spectrum, the gun-grabbers in California are about to enact a ban on lead hunting ammunition. All of you gun-owning Californicators can expect ammo shortages and skyrocketing prices. If you thought the ammo problem was bad now, just wait until Governor Moonbeam signs this liberal wet dream into law.
Yet the gun-hating sits-to-pee coalition accuses law-abiding gun owners of being paranoid for opposing their endless, pointless gun-control schemes.
To that, I reply (in the words of a scientist named Carl Sagan):
He is a scientist. I have to believe him, right?
Gee, why hasn’t this received more media attention?
Let’s add it up:
Here we go again.
A 19-year-old gunman fired off an AK-47 in an elementary school in Georgia. No one was injured.
And in other news, 3 savages in Oklahoma shot a young man in the back as he was jogging. The victim died.
The almost total lack of media coverage (and the overly-careful wording of the little coverage that had been published) sent a clear message about the race & culture of the people involved. The eventual publication of pictures of the perpetrators confirmed this suspicion. One perp reportedly danced as he was being booked.
The parents of the perpetrators claim that their little angels couldn’t have done this because they are good little boys. Look at the pictures of the little angels’ twitter feeds and see if that claim is plausible to you. One of them was in court this week to sign papers for his probation status.
The cops are trying to claim that it was a crime of boredom. The savages used a .22 revolver, which none of them could have legally possessed.
And the usual suspects are starting to beat the gun-control drum. It will get louder.
Example: one of CT’s own state legislators wants to ban video games from using realistic weapons in them. Even though he admits there is no evidence connecting video games to violence.
Don’t let them seize the narrative. Write letters to and call your representatives at all levels of government and make your voice heard.
Have a gun. And be aware when you are out in public.
Or else this might happen:
WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two [Afro-American] teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.