This Michigan man thought he was protecting himself and his family when they stopped for a rest while on a long drive through Ohio. As it turns out, holding a gun while sleeping is not a good idea. For this man it meant a trip to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the leg with his gun which was resting on his chest.
Oh well. No problem. Someone pointed out on the comment section of this article that if this guy really wants to protect himself from the gangs or whoever he might encounter with his gun, he ought to have a gun that would cause some actual damage. After all, that's what this is all about. If you can't actually hurt someone with that gun, why have a gun at all? It's just common sense!
But before I got the chance to post this one, I ran across this very weird story about what's going on with militia groups and "law abiding" citizens in Alaska. If you want to be scared about what the extremes on the side of gun rights are willing to do, please read this one. There is a group, I think I have written about them before, called the Soverign Citizens, who don't believe in any laws. To them, the government is a non-entity and they don't have to follow the rules. In addition, these folks happen to believe in violent means against the government if there is any perceived threat to their rights or "freedoms". Now never mind that their rights and freedoms have been granted by the government but don't worry about the facts. Shaeffer Cox, local Alaska militia leader, has taken the law into his own hands and even "served" the judge with papers saying the judge was a criminal. Whatever.
And killings seem just fine with these extremists. From the article: " Since January 2008, sovereign citizens have gunned down seven law enforcement officers in this country. On May 20, for example, two West Memphis, Arkansas police officers pulled over a white minivan for having unusual license plates (many sovereign citizens refuse to deal with any Department of Motor Vehicles and manufacture their own license plates). Inside the van were Jerry Kane, 45, and his 16-year-old son Joseph. As the officers puzzled over a stack of handmade identification documents Jerry Kane provided, his son burst from the minivan firing an AK-47. Both officers were killed. Jerry and Joseph Kane died about 90 minutes later in a gun battle in a Wal-Mart parking lot during which two other officers were wounded but survived.
A subsequent investigation revealed the Kanes had been traveling the country, delivering seminars on Sovereign Citizen ideology and legal tactics, dressed in matching white suits. “I don’t want to have to kill anybody,” Jerry Kane said at seminar not long before the West Memphis shootings. “But if they keep messing with me that’s what it’s going to have to come down to.”" From Wikipedia- " Anarchy (from Greek: ἀναρχίᾱ anarchíā, "without ruler") may refer to any of the following:
- "No rulership or enforced authority."
- "A social state in which there is no governing person or group of people, but each individual has absolute liberty (without the implication of disorder)."
- "Absence of government; a state of lawlessness due to the absence or inefficiency of the supreme power; political disorder."
- "Absence or non-recognition of authority and order in any given sphere."
- "Acting without waiting for instructions or official permission... The root of anarchism is the single impulse to do it yourself: everything else follows from this." 
- Anarchy is the basic rule of a no rule society."
And then there's this one. A right wing talk show host got sent to prison for threatening judges for daring to support gun control laws. I mean, really. I know that the gun guys don't like any gun control laws, but don't you think threatening judges is just a step too far to take? I do. I would like to say to the gun guys that as long as some of you act like the people in this post, all of you will get a bad name for defending this stuff. When you state on a radio show listened to most likely by other gun guys and threaten the "ultimate punishment" you deserve whatever punishment you get. And threatening murder? Not a good idea. I hope you all are careful about the things you say on blogs or radio shows. You never know who is listening and will act on it. There are enough nuts out there who believe that anyone who supports any gun control measure deserves "punishment". Be careful to all of my readers about what you say here. Many are reading your comments. Words matter.
Some people have no common sense. They think that threats and accusing people of messing with their perceived rights and freedoms is O.K. It's not. See "anarchy" above. I'm not sure what they have on their side except guns, actually, which can speak louder than words. Watch for more shenanigans and maybe even actual violent actions.