Damn – sat here at the machine for an hour trying to come up with a headline I hadn’t already used multiple times. How long does it take to use up all the good opening line possibilities?
Hmmm – Athenae gave me the keys to the family car on – October 26th, 2008. Dang. I guess I’m lucky I can remember the site address.
Anyway, let’s get to it, and crack open those drums of toxic Freeper sludge!
First up – Kiddy Kiddy Bang Bang!
Arizona Shooting Range Instructor Killed by Girl With Uzi
NBC News ^ | Aug. 26, 2014
Posted on 8/26/2014 8:50:05 PM by Rennes Templar
A shooting range instructor in Arizona was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, authorities said on Tuesday.
Charles Vacca, 39, was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon on Monday morning at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, when she pulled the trigger and the kickback caused the gun to lurch over her head, investigators said.
Vacca was hit by a stray bullet and airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was pronounced dead late Monday. The girl was at the range with her parents at the time, but their names were not released.
Sam Scarmardo, the manager for the Last Stop’s shooting range, told NBC News that “the establish practice at most shooting ranges is 8 years old and up with parental supervision.”
He said Vacca was a “great guy, with a great sense of humor” and called him “very conscientious and very professional.”
Scarmardo said that the range has never had a similar incident in over a decade of being open — “not even a scratch.”
“I just ask everybody to pray for Charlie, and pray for the client, she’s going to have a hard time,” said Scarmardo.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety referred inquiries to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, which didn’t return calls for comment.
Ronald Scott, a Phoenix-based firearms safety expert, said most instructors usually have their hands on guns when children are firing high-powered weapons. “You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it,” Scott told the Associated Press.
**************“Last Stop” shooting range.
To: Rennes TemplarThe reason why this makes “news” is because gun ranges are quite possibly the safest places on the planet. As best I recall, this is the one and only death that has ever occurred at one.
Death at the gun range: Five firearm deaths in firearm-friendly environments
A murder – suicide, murder, accident, and suicide IIRC.To: re_nortex
He should have been holding the weapon with her. Even some adults can’t handle these types of firearms.
Its a shame.
And why exactly is it a shame? Because a man is dead? Because a child is scarred for life?
The left will use it to push their agenda.
To: SpeakerToAnimalsThe instructor was doing a good thing that went terribly wrong. It may be she squeezed before he was done instructing her.My prayers to him and his family. She’ll get past the trauma. She’ll be fine. We all have bad memories. We learn to bury them to survive.
To: SpeakerToAnimalsTo: driftdiver
Pushing their anti-gun agenda at a time that our society is threatened by ISIS, is sending the wrong signal.
The left had better explain why they want to disarm the American people when its government does not even have a clear plan to defend them.
Are they siding with the terrorists?
He’s said over and over that he won’t run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he’d be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.
According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party’s presidential nomination.
Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at 9%, with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 8%, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%.
While the survey may make headlines, it’s important to remember that Romney’s very well known in New Hampshire. He owns a vacation home in the state, has often appeared at GOP events in New Hampshire, and was governor of neighboring Massachusetts. Romney easily won the 2012 Republican primary, but lost the state by six percentage points to President Barack Obama in the general election….
****************He sure didn’t win his “home” state, did he?
“He sure didn’t win his “home” state, did he? “
Why do you think people who read this site are stupid ?
You don’t like Romney, fair enough.
But your bashing of romney by saying he did not win his home state is stupid as all who read this and you know it too. So grow up , give the readers some credit and find another insult.
I like Romney but if I did not, I think this would work.
“So Mr. 47% might run again, NOT”
To: Norm LenhartAnd what about those conservatives who beatched about Romney even after he was the only candidate we had.Real heroes…those guys.BTW, I fought against Romney all the way, but when he was the candidate, he had my full support.Who did you support? Obama?
To: Norm Lenhart
Sorry, not worth arguing with one lib over another. Done this too many times Good luck with your Cheshire conservative fantasy. Post a pic of Yosemite Sam on a Dragon, tell the world it’s me and call me a name or two.
you still back a liberal.
To: Norm Lenhart
To: Norm Lenhartyou still back a liberal.And you helped elect a muslim communist.Proud of yourself?
To: Norm Lenhart
To: Norm Lenhart
Get this straight, dumbass.I backed Perry, Cain, and Newt, before the only one left standing was Romney.I didn’t like Romney…but it was Romney versus Obama.Yur whining about Romney got Obama elected.So Obama is your man! And the country owes you a big debt of thx! Or not.
To: Norm Lenhart
Posted on 8/28/2014 2:53:16 PM by Responsibility2nd
Following the recent fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, racial tensions in Ferguson have been higher than ever.
According to the report, an officer let the dog he was handling off it’s leash and, to the shock of the onlookers there, it allegedly urinated on the Michael Brown memorial. An eyewitness spoke to reporters at the scene telling them that she saw the dog pee on the memorial and was extremely distraught about it.
When police tried to drive past the memorial they allegedly ran over the flowers of the memorial in a flagrant display of disrespect.To: Responsibility2nd
First Michael Brown, now this.
What is it with Ferguson leaving trash in the road?To: Responsibility2nd