December 19, 2012

“Barber shop conversation in Wentzville about Connecticut shootings ends with shots fired at customer”

Turns out the gunman was a felon, “convicted of second-degree homicide and unlawful possession of a weapon in Middlesex County, N.J., in 1975,” who “has been involved in numerous verbal altercations with neighbors, resulting in an order of protection being issued against him.”

The upshot being, he wasn’t allowed to possess a firearm.  Meaning this never happened. Because, you know, there are laws.

– Although to be fair, next time maybe we need to ban barbershops, too.  Lesson learned!

(h/t leigh)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 2:05pm
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Comments (21)

  1. Gee! Sound’s like the Left’s ol’ Willie Horton problem again. If this is progress, stop. I want off.

    Soft-on-crime libs are pining for our guns, too. Everything old IS new again.

  2. Just watched “What happens when guns are banned in Australia.”

    But worse than the video is the complete idiots commenting on it. Perhaps my favorite: “It’s been proven that gun bans don’t reduce crime any more than allowing a lot of guns! So why not just get rid of them!”

  3. He claims the gun belongs to his wife. Guess we need to outlaw marriage, too!

  4. Or make sure the spouses don’t have any firearms or cars to put them in.

  5. Wait a second. You guys! What if we just made guns illegal!!! Has anyone thought about that yet?

  6. Banning speech is the only way to get to the root cause.

  7. He claims the gun belongs to his wife. Guess we need to outlaw marriage, too!

    At least he didn’t shoot her a dozen times to help himself to it. I guess that’s progress.

  8. Although to be fair, next time maybe we need to ban barbershops, too. Lesson learned!

    Probably only assault barbershops should be banned. Pump action sporting barbershops should still be legal because those are the ones I use.

  9. Yeah, but do I have a right to watch Sweeney Todd shown in a barbershop?

  10. Banning speech disagreement with established dogma is the only way to get to the root cause.

    Fixed that for you.

  11. Just don’t make the mistake of buying a meat pie after your haircut, charles.

  12. sweeney todd! didn’t he use his hair cutting shears?

    assault shears

  13. Greetings:

    Reminds me a bit of a useful media report I saw back before the re-election. An intrepid reporter was interviewing a convicted murderer who was trying to have his voting rights re-instated. He had served his time, found his god, straightened out his life, become a revered reverend, and was almost consumed by his desire to vote for President you know whom and to restore the voting rights of his brother felons.

    Of course, the useful media representative involved failed to notice or question that the reverend had pretty much permanently cancelled the voting rights of another member of our polite society. But then everybody has a bad day from time to time.

  14. “Fixed that for you.”

    Yes. Old Soviet joke:

    American: In America, we have free speech. I can stand right outside the White House gate and say terrible things about the U.S. government.
    Russian: In Russia we have exact same thing. I can stand in Red Square and say terrible things about U.S. government.

  15. I haven’t seen it, but I would have thought a straight razor would be a more effective barbering tool/murder weapon.

  16. “The upshot being, he wasn’t allowed to possess a firearm. Meaning this never happened. Because, you know, there are laws.”

    But at least he was deterred right? That’s what counts.

  17. Old Soviet Joke that Reagan told Gorbechev.

    Reagan, of course, personalized it.

  18. Ah, was it a Reagan joke? Sounds right.

  19. That’s what I remember reading.

    I also remember reading that it annoyed the hell out of Gorbie because he knew it was true.

  20. Ah, well, if you can’t nuke ‘em, chortlestifle ‘em to death.

  21. Ha! Like Erick Erickson with wife shotgun threatening Census-man! TROLL not like Erick Erickson! He too doughy!

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