Here's one way to bring your guns to where you intend to use them. The link to this photo was sent to me by a friend. Actually, "tactical baby strollers" are available on-line and at stores like Cabelas. "Tactical baby strollers"? In what world are we living anyway? A stroller to cart your guns and ammunition around with you? How many guns do you need anyway? Isn't one enough? Isn't a stroller better used to cart children around instead of guns. Of course, I did link once to an article about a man who carried his gun in his child's baby stroller. Whatever. Get those kids started early. They can go right from their own stroller to pushing the stroller with guns in it to the range or wherever people go with all of their guns and ammunition. We know that people bring their young children to these places and let them shoot guns they shouldn't be shooting.
And, of course, the ultimate extreme NRA Board member Ted Nugent has other ideas of how and where you can bring your guns and ammunition. He has a cable show now. Here is a link to it. From the article:
I wonder if he and his family will use the above linked gun stroller to carry their guns around? There's more here. Nugent is pushing for ammunition he is selling, of course. It's always about the money:"His Discovery Channel show is literally going to be a celebration of life with guns. His wife and children will all be featured with various firearms, reflecting what Nugent says is a "very serious, very sincere relationship all of them share with firearms." His show will cover hunting and shooting for recreation, and will also shine the spotlight on new firearms and firearm products."
The state of art ammunition right now, off the shelves, rivals the custom hand loads of the ballistic craftsmen going back many years. So when the Pierce ammo guys, masters of the craft by any measure, approached me to see if I'd be interested in starting a line of Ted Nugent Ammunition, I said, "I'm always shooting and I'm always testing ammunition, so send me some ammo to test."I know I have always dreamed about the perfect ammunition for my gun. It's great stuff. How will this ammunition be used again? We don't know. We can only hope it won't end up being used to shoot someone. But we know that James Holmes, the Aurora theater shooter, purchased 10,000 rounds of ammunition on-line. We know that Andrew Engeldinger who shot up a workplace in Minneapolis a few weeks ago, most likely ordered thousands of rounds of ammunition on-line. The same ammunition is also readily available at local stores who sell guns and ammunition.
And last, but never least, is this terrible tragic shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona recently. It turns out that the shooting was actually border agents shooting at each other in the dark. One of them is now dead and one injured. From the article:
There was reason to believe someone who wasn't supposed to be there was in the area because of the sensor. But it's dark. People are scared. Guns are at the ready and someone makes a false move. Bullets fly and someone dies. Tragic. How many times do we hear about this happening in shoot-outs involving law enforcement officers? Sometimes it's hard to be sure who is in the shadows or who is who and you feel endangered so you shoot."It was dark, very, very rugged terrain, and what they could see of each other was further obscured by the fact that there was brush and cacti and stuff like that between them," Rothrock said. "I have no doubt that these agents were in as heightened a state of alert as you can get due to the proximity to the border and the history of trafficking in that area."Rothrock said that when the agents spotted each other in the dark, "they apparently took defensive postures, which was probably interpreted as aggressive postures. Like readying your weapons, for example."Ivie, 30, died at the scene, and one of the other agents was wounded but has since been released from the hospital.In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, the Border Patrol and other federal and local agencies flooded the area with personnel looking for who they believed were assailants who had attacked the agents.
In yet another article there is a report on shootings in Erie, PA area which raises a question about the difference in the shooters and shooting circumstances:
This bears repeating: "...one person is angry at another for some reason and decides to settle the score with a gun." Bad stuff, that. But it's happening every day. And speaking of anger, guns and settling scores, here's a man who decided to point a gun at someone in heavy traffic on the New Jersey turnpike because... well er, just because. The man at whom the gun was pointed wrote about it on his Facebook page:Investigators say they aren't seeing a lot of drug-related shootings and killings, or any gang connection in them. Many of the cases also aren't leading police to anyone on their list of "chronically violent offenders," who were identified last fall and targeted since then to curb gun crime that had spiked in 2011.Many of the killings do have a common theme, Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri said. In many of the instances, one person is angry at another for some reason and decides to settle the score with a gun."They are just pulling out the guns and shooting at people because they are ticked off," Daneri said.
Was he a "law abiding" permit holder? Most likely. Why use a gun? Why threaten someone with your gun while in your car? If you didn't have a gun along, maybe you would have "flipped him off" which isn't threatening to someone's life. And then, in case my readers want to know why I am concerned about so many people carrying loaded guns around with them in public places, check out this story as a prime example:This was after sitting in two hours of traffic from the deadly truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. It was definitely one of the scariest moments of my life. The best part is, I didn’t do anything to warrant this behavior. The man driving in the SUV decided that pointing a gun at me would be a better way to ask me if he cut could in front of me instead of simply asking.
Good grief. This was in a school, remember. Schools are gun free zones. It's illegal to carry a gun into a school in Oklahoma. What was this guy thinking? Who was he afraid of that he had to have that gun on his person? Instead of him needing a gun for self defense, he endangered the whole school, causing a lock down. Where is common sense? And as if that isn't enough, check out this law abiding gun owner who was cleaning her gun in her apartment, endangering the lives of the tenants one floor below:Investigators say the relative was assisting a Plaza Towers Elementary teacher in repairing a computer at the school at 852 Southwest 11th Street in Moore over the weekend. The relative, who is licensed to carry the gun, told police he did not realize it had fallen out of his pocket until he saw reports on the news.Police say the owner of the gun contacted them. No one has been arrested, but officers say they will turn their investigation over to the district attorney.The elementary school was locked down Monday morning when a teacher found the gun on a chair in a classroom. All the students were taken to the school's cafeteria while police searched the building for other weapons.
Misdemeanors? Is that all? I would say this woman was lucky. She could have been charged with homicide if the trajectory of the bullet was a few inches different. Surely we are better than this. Oh, and I'm not done yet. For all those folks who like to think law abiding gun owners are safe with their guns and don't do stupid and dangerous things, why are there so many incidents of just that? Some parents are in trouble in California. How did these seventh grade boys get hold of a gun and bring it to school with them?25-year-old Amy Walter, of Colorado Springs, Colorado picked up a handgun and unintentionally discharged it. The bullet went through the floor of her apartment and into the apartment below.Shirae Hines, who lives in the apartment below Walter, had just settled down with her kids to watch television when the bullet came ripping through the ceiling and hit her flat screen TV. Hines called the police who questioned the three people in the apartment above.
As we say on the Kid Shootings blog: "Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult." The parents have some explaining to do. The boys sound like they do, too. What were they thinking? Were they mimicking behavior of their parents? Surely we are better than this.Stockton Unified Police Chief Jim West said one round fired from the 22-caliber semi-automatic handgun into the floor of the classroom as one boy was passing it to the other at around 9 a.m.Both students were subsequently arrested and the gun was secured by officials, said West.Neither boy cooperated with officers and both refused to answer any questions, said West.No injuries were reported in the incident and school was scheduled to continue as usual for the day, West said.
It only took about an hour after I posted this for an article to appear about a Florida permit holder exhibiting stupid and dangerous behavior with a gun:
Good grief.Borum said he learned his son-in-law, Matthew Gammons, was in the truck with at least one other person and were at a nearby Gate gas station about the same time as the other driver.Both vehicles left the station at the same time and traveled down Acme where they got into some sort of dispute.Borum said the vehicles stopped and when the other driver approached Gammons, a passenger in the truck grabbed the gun and it went off, wounding Gammons in the leg.
And yet another supposed "law abiding" citizen with a gun makes a serious mistake with his weapon. This Colorado father of 5 children, expecting a sixth, was drinking and playing around with his friends in a hotel room:
But did he care that he injured someone in the next room? No. He forgot that with rights come responsibilities. But he found out how that worked ( from the article):A man drinking beer and watching football with friends in a hotel room Sunday night was showing off a revolver when it accidentally went off, wounding a stranger in an adjoining room, according to an arrest affidavit.Zachariah James McCullough, 26, 541 E. Valley Drive, was jailed early Monday on suspicion of third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, illegal discharge of a firearm and prohibited use of weapons.Grand Junction police were called to Mesa Inn, 704 Horizon Drive, around 9:26 p.m., on a report of a shooting. Juan Lara, 20, ran to the front desk and was bleeding from his right shoulder, saying he was hit after hearing a loud bang. The bullet pierced the north wall of room 136, blasting through a mirror.Lara’s injury was described as minor, consistent with a shrapnel wound.A witness told police McCullough was among three friends who were in room 152, the affidavit said.
There is no common sense among some gun owners. Luckily for this young father, the man in the next room was not killed by the stray bullet.McCullough fled in a sport-utility vehicle, the affidavit said.Tracked down at his home, McCullough initially denied involvement, telling officers he “had no idea” about the incident.“I told him,” an officer wrote in the affidavit, “that in a hypothetical situation where one discharged a firearm into a neighboring room in a motel, a reasonable human reaction to such a mishap would be that of concern that someone might have been hit. I left Zach to his thoughts.”Sometime later, McCullough admitted mishandling the handgun, a .41-caliber Ruger revolver he said belonged to his grandfather, and told officers where to find the weapon, according to the affidavit.The affidavit said McCullough is serving probation for an unspecified conviction. A public defender who spoke on McCullough’s behalf during a first court appearance Monday said McCullough is the father of five children, while his wife is expecting a sixth child. He was ordered jailed on $3,000 bond.