Thursday, August 2, 2012

Yup, We Need More Guns All Right

Three stories that came across my desk in the past day or so showing how guns keep us oh so much safer.

Guns help with work place disputes:
A shooting inside manufacturing plant on the northwest side left two men dead Thursday evening, police said.

A 58-year-old supervisor was shot multiple times by a 23-year-old employee who then shot himself, police said.

The shooting was reported about 6 p.m. at TCI, or Trans-Coil International, which has its corporate headquarters at 7878 N. 86th St. The plant is in the Granville Woods Business Center, south of W. Bradley Rd.

Police said the 58-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 23-year-old man was found inside the plant with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a handgun was recovered at the scene.
Guns can also help you keep your cows from being annoyed by low flying planes:
A central Wisconsin dairy farmer frustrated by a low-flying crop duster was cited for disorderly conduct when he took matters into his own hands.

Louis Olson said the plane was passing less than 30 feet above his Edgar farm and was spooking his cattle. Olson said he called the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, but a dispatcher told him without the plane's tail number, it would be hard to do anything.

That's when Olson said he told the dispatcher he'd shoot down the plane to get the tail number. He said he got his shotgun and fired.

But, Olson tells WSAW-TV he didn't shoot at the plane, but fired his shotgun into a field. Olson admits he may have overreacted, but doesn't regret getting law enforcement's attention about the problem.
Guns can also allow people to show how ignorant people can be:
Walton Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night for shooting 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.

According to a charging affidavit obtained by The Star, Butler had referred to Pamela Rogers’ child and other children at his apartment complex with racial slurs.

Gant was shot between the eyes when he went to Butler’s apartment to confront him over the remarks, the documents said. Butler allegedly closed his sliding glass door and left Gant bleeding on ground outside.

The suspect contacted 911 and had finished his dinner before Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived.

Nugent recalled that Butler appeared “inconvenienced” by the arrest, saying that “he had only shot a n*gger.”

“He was brought to the investigation unit where he was interviewed and basically admitted to shooting the victim and said he shot a, used a racial slur, and said that is what he shot and acted like it was not like a big deal or anything to him,” Nugent told WJHG.
I'd hate to see where our country would be if we didn't have so many guns so readily available. Hell, we might even see a drop in crime or even worse, we might evolve into a civilized nation!


  1. "Today, Japan has a Sword and Firearms Law which, much like gun control laws around the world, governs the possession and use of weapons in public. The purchase and ownership of certain swords within Japan is legal if they are properly registered, though the import and export of such items is tightly controlled, particularly in the case of items that might be labeled as national or cultural artifacts. Swords that are not produced by licensed smiths (including all machine-made swords) are prohibited for individuals. Japanese military swords are legal in Japan if they were made with traditional materials and methods."

    1. There is a fairly recent history of these Japanese swords being used on a large scale as tools to commit war crimes.

      Read about the contest between two Japanese officers to be the first to kill 100 people with a sword.

      ..."when Noda came back to his hometown in Japan and made a speech at an elementary school, he told his young audience that of more than a hundred Chinese soldiers he killed, most were actually prisoners of war.

      In 1971 one of the schoolchildren, Shishime Akira, wrote to a magazine of what he heard from Noda years before, a part of which quoted the second lieutenant as saying:

      I killed only four or five with sword in the real combat.... After we captured an enemy trench, we'd tell them, "Ni Lai Lai." The Chinese soldiers were stupid enough to come out the trench toward us one after another. We'd line them up and cut them down from one end to the other.173

      As if representing the hundreds of other "great swordsmen" in the Imperial Army of Japan who severed the heads of unresisting Chinese captives, Tanaka, Mukai and Noda were all sentenced to death and executed on January 28, 1948."

  2. I'm curious to know if Japan's gun laws began as a result of losing WWII and America's imposition of rules and laws limiting their military? And if so... well I already know this country is one giant hypocrite.

    1. "I'm curious to know if Japan's gun laws began as a result... and if so..."

      Sorry, but this kind of rhetoric isn't helpful. It's just a prejudice posing as an argument.

    2. I meant no prejudice nor was I being argumentative by it. I truly am curious about the origins of Japan's gun laws. I'll be doing some digging.

    3. Only a little reading leads me to believe there has never been a desire to won such weapons in Japan unless you're a criminal. The Japanese people have been ruled by an emperor since the beginning of their time (almost) and the laws these emperors imposed made it quite impossible for any form of dissent.

  3. All of our enemies, both foreign and domestic want to see us disarmed.

    1. Tired of reading the shit you post.

  4. curious as to who a domestic enemy is?