As Americans, we not only need to open our hearts to the families of the victims, we’ve got to stand united against this kind of terrible violence, which has no place in our society. We have to keep coming together, across faiths to combat the ignorance and the intolerance, including anti-Semitism that can lead to hate groups and violence because we are all children of God.
By the way, if anyone questions your use of the phrase “Second Amendment Hero” to describe this guy, here’s a blogger that seems quite happy about this incident.
"Neither PJ Media nor this author condones violence for settling commercial disputes. That said, it’s hard not to sympathize with an Oklahoma guy who decided McDonald’s served him the wrong oder [sic] for the last time.”
Wow, these are seriously disturbed people…
Second Amendment Hero dressed like Rambo attacks FL bar patrons with assault weapon.
Raw Story: Patrons at a Florida bar said they were forced to apprehend a man after he attacked them with an assault-style rifle and hunting knives.
First Coast News reported that patrons told the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office that 37-year-old Daniel Allen Noble entered Europa Lounge dressed as the main character from the “Rambo” movies while carrying an Uzi-type gun on Saturday night.
Two men, 28-year-old Vassili Mironov and 23-year-old Roman Dubinsechi, reportedly confronted Noble, and two shots were fired during a struggle.
Mironov and Dubinsechi “were able to grab the barrel of the rifle and point it downward, but not before one or two shots were fired into the ground without hitting anyone,” FCSO Cmdr. Bob Weber explained in a statement. “The two men wrestled with Noble, who was then taken to the ground by patrons and rendered unconscious.”
Noble was able to grab a one of his hunting knives and slash Mironov’s face before being rendered unconscious. Dubinsechi suffered cuts to his arm.
A couple of gun nut myths are debunked here: first, it turns out that a good guy with a gun is not the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun. Turns out a couple of unarmed guys at the bar can do the same thing. Second, we learn that a gun isn’t going to be too awfully great at protecting you from government tyranny. John Rambo here couldn’t even get his gun to protect him from a couple of buzzed Russians. Imagine the epic levels of failure he could achieve against well-trained military personnel or a few Blackhawk helicopters. Or one drone.
All the gun in this story did was turn a violent nutjob into a more dangerous violent nutjob. If he had run up against someone less skilled at barfighting, this would be another event involving a presidential statement about “our nation’s tragedy.” People don’t need these sick and idiotic assault weapons. And it seem like the only people who are attracted to them aren’t exactly the most emotionally stable people in the world. America would be no worse off — and one helluva lot better off — without them.
As of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, a 7-year-old is in surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center after a shooting on Wealthy Street was reported Wednesday morning, said a Mobile [AL] Police Department spokeswoman.
Around 9:30 a.m., officers were called to a reported shooting at a home on Wealthy Street, said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains. At least two people, including at least one juvenile, were inside the home when the shooting is believed to have taken place. Both witnesses were transported for questioning, although Rains said they were not being treated as suspects in the case.
Rains said the 7-year-old boy is suffering from at least one life-threatening gunshot wound. She could not specify where on his body the child was shot or elaborate on the circumstances leading to the shooting.
Just another example of the myriad ways in which a nation littered with firearms keeps everyone so damned safe.
New South African 24-hour news channel provides full time coverage of a single trial.
Associated Press: A cable TV channel devoted to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial went on air in South Africa on Sunday night showing footage of the blonde model the world-famous athlete shot dead at his home a year ago. The video includes footage of her playing with dolphins.
The 24-hour channel began broadcasting just over 12 hours before Pistorius is expected in court for the start of his trial.
Dedicated completely to the trial, some of its early programming focused on the life of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the model and reality TV star Pistorius killed on Valentine’s Day last year when he fired shots through a toilet door at his house. In one video taken by security camera, a smiling Steenkamp is seen arriving at the gated community where Pistorius lived just hours before she was killed. There was also video of her swimming with dolphins while shooting a reality TV show for South African television. At one point, two dolphins tap their snouts on her cheeks.
As Pistorius’ trial starts on Monday, live television pictures and a live audio feed will be broadcast from the courtroom at North Gauteng High Court in the South African capital, Pretoria, after permission was granted by a judge. Pistorius’ lawyers opposed the applications to broadcast the trial on television and radio.
The channel, called “The Oscar Pistorius Trial - A Carte Blanche channel” is on South Africa’s most popular cable TV network which is one of the three broadcasters which asked the judge to allow live coverage of the trial. Three remote-controlled cameras have been installed in the courtroom.
Wow. And I thought we had a “sensationalized trial of the month” problem. Nancy Grace must be green with envy right now.