Media Stupidity

And this is how cases get screwed.

According to police, Torres changed his account of the events that led up to the shooting three times. Kogan explained the suspect’s most recent story. “They each grab a gun. He said, the victim took the small revolver, he took the 9mm Ruger, which he knew was loaded. He then pointed it at his friend and pulled the trigger,” Kogan said.

When I saw this sad news item on TV, the talking head named one brand of handgun but the image displayed another. Nothing new, we all have seen AK 47s graphics for shock value in news stories were a revolver had been used. But when they played the Broward Sheriff’s Office news briefing and realized that it was the spokesman for BSO was the one who committed the faux pas, I couldn’t do a thing but shake my head in disgust. I do hope that the case does not get screwed and the sick teen killer gets to walk free because the cops cannot differentiate between a Ruger and a Beretta.

Why do they lie? Because they can.

Apparently Miami is a hot spot for illegally providing foreign gangs with weapons and explosives bought at our local gun shops. yep! Kid you not.

According to our local CBS station and the local ATF agents, any Jose Shmoe can acquire ” guns, explosives and other weapons. he weapons and explosives are shipped to gangs, drug cartels and other criminal groups from Central and South America to Europe and the Middle East………..But other guns, explosives, grenades, bomb materials and even parts for I-E-D’s (improvised explosive devices) get through and get shipped overseas.”

Seriously? Pray do tell us which local gun store had a sale of plastic explosives, detonators and assorted IED parts. While I do not deny that gun smuggling happens is South Florida, portraying local gun stores as the equivalent of the Taliban’s Home Depot is somewhat disingenuous… OK, it is unmitigated bullshit. Then again I am not surprised what comes out when the Main Stream Media and the ATF get together.

Sometimes you feel like giving up with the media.

It should be know by now and by all media types that Florida does not register guns nor requires a license to own them or to have them in a vehicle. I mean it is not a law passed yesterday or even last week. It has been in the frigging books for a couple of decades now. So when I see an article that says:

Reese ducked for cover behind another vehicle. Police said he crawled to his car, pulled out his licensed firearm and returned fire. “They shot at me first. I had my gun and I shot back,” he said.

Makes me wonder if they are ignorant, stupid or have a hidden agenda. Or maybe I am just getting grouchy with age.

Slanted a bit, aren’t we?

From KLFY, Lafayette, LA.

Murder May Be Self Defense

Doucet allegedly made his way into the home armed with a pipe wrench and in search of the homeowner.  He eventually found him, but the homeowner was armed as well, with a four ten shotgun.  Detectives say he then shot Doucet and killed him

Is it me or can you actually hear the disappointment oozing out of the article.

“But..but.. but what if…..”

It’s been 20 plus years since Florida broke the chains and issued Concealed Weapons Permits to the citizens and the avalanche of Gun Laws going the way of Law Abiding Citizens began. It is 20 years worth of data, research, statistics kept and lives saved. Not one single solitary study is able to prove that guns in the hands of citizens have created chaos and crime, just the opposite. The experiment is over, finito, done and completed: Armed Citizes are good for society.

Except that certain “enlightened” minorities in the Traditional Media and its followers did not get the memo. If by perchance somebody manages to sneak a report attesting the benefits of gun ownership in a Media Website, rest assured that a battalion of Chicken Littles will be there to contest the obvious. My favorite comments are those that try to base their rationale against guns on absolutely twisted scenarios mixed with a good dose of misinformation….OK, lies. I am sure you have seen their convoluted works before:

“But..but.. but what if the guy is a Bermuda shorts fanatic and … and convicted child rapist that cooks and consumes meth and..and  has problems with his wife every full moon because he thinks he is a werewolf? You want him for the State to issue him a concealed weapons permit so they can go to the corner 7-11 and buy a gun? Huh? HUH? That is why nobody should have gun! There!”

And these are the moments you thank there is an Internet because if you were present, you’d be forced to call 911 and report a deranged individual while looking for a location with cover and concealment.  I might be wrong, but I fear that the Chicken Littles are so obsessed that they would be willing to become that pederast Meth-Head just to prove you wrong. The Chicken Littles say they fear Armed Law Abiding citizens, but I am more afraid of them because a mind that can come up with such devious & serpentine scenarios is scary as hell.

Gun Market in Somalia: 2 Libs get owned.

When I finally upgraded my old DirecTV box to a DVR, I went through the motions of setting my favorites and I guess I accidentally programmed Current TV (Wholly owned subsidiary of Global Warming Enterprises owned by Al Gore.) If you have nothing else to do, I recommend you watch it every so often to get a good laugh at the fantastic level of stupidity you can see in some of its shows.

I just finished watching one of their documentaries called Wanna buy an AK-47? by Kaj Larsen and Chritsof Putzel. I’ll take their word that two whiter than Wonder Bread youngsters just stroll in the middle of a Somali gun market, video camera in hand and proceed to haggle for guns. The expected anti-NRA rhetoric is obviously expressed by Mr. Putzel (more on his name in a minute) who tries his best to look professional handling both and AR-15 and several Aks but it looks like his experience does not go farther than playing with Arisoft replicas. Mr Putzel is even amazed at the fact that they sell RPG launchers (no grenades) openly and touches one with fear as if the launcher was going bite him

The best part of the video however is when Mr. Putzer visits another gun selling establishment and a Somali decides to mindf*ck him by aiming an RPG launcher at him. Mr. Putzer just wobbles and freaks like a little girl looking at a mouse and a roach copulate, pushes the launcher away and him and his cameraman seek refuge under a wooden shack to the absolute delight of the Somalis present who can’t help and laugh at the two morons.

You can even here somebody in the background say “No bullets!” amidst the laughter and catcalls. Of course, next comes the obligatory “We are suddenly in danger and we must flee for our lives” scenes and I actually believe it happened. Even though in the video they sort of hint that maybe they overstayed their visit at the gun market with a video camera, I suspect that in reality the translator might have overhead the crowd say something along the lines of “These two idiots just crapped their pants when somebody aimed an empty tube at them. I think it is time we introduce them to the joys of Somali Man-boy love.”

PS: Yes, the tactical bolding of Mr. Putzer’s name is a cheap and low pun. But it is damn funny and accurate after watching the video.