Tag Archives: castle doctrine

  what comes around goes around

Murder Is Illegal (Even In Montana)

Kaarma Is A Bitch
A Missoula, Montana jury found Markus Kaarma guilty of deliberate homicide, just for killing German exchange student Diren Dede in a carefully laid trap. Even though he used a gun, like a good American Patriot™, AND the kid was ON HIS PROPERTY (CASTLE DOCTRINE! ARGLE BARGLE!). We understand if you missed this one, as it got buried beneath an onslaught of terrible gun murder news. Read more on Murder Is Illegal (Even In Montana)…
  Our Cold Dead Hands

Gun Nuts Refuse To Fondle Any Gun Smarter Than Them

Welcome friends, to the show that never ends: the insane rage of gun fondlers and their eternal hard-ons for the weaponry they must own and the anger bubble they live in as the eternal price of making sure no one ever, ever, ever, not ever even winks at a whisper of a hint that someone, somewhere might impose any kind of gun control restriction. Because that is the first step on the road to a world without guns, and then what will these ferret-blowing rage machines be upset about? Last week we told you about Belinda Padilla, a nice young executive for gun manufacturer Armatix. Padilla has been working hard to sell the company’s iP1, a so-called “smart gun” that can only be fired when the person firing it is wearing a microchip-embedded wristwatch that identifies him or her as the authorized user. The iP1 is the first of its kind to go on sale in the U.S. market and at $1,800 a pop, seems like more of an expensive novelty item than anything else. Still, the gun fondlers have reacted to its appearance as if Armatrix was a gypsy circus trying to steal children. Padilla had an agreement with Oak Tree Gun Club in Los Angeles to sell the iP1 and assorted other merchandise, only to see the deal disappear when Second Amendment lovers inundated Oak Tree with threats of boycotts and “vigilante-style” investigations. Last week an agreement with another gun store, Engage Armament of Rockville, MD., to sell the iP1 also went down the tubes after the sane, rational gun nuts — who love freedom, after all — threatened to burn down the store and kill owner Andy Raymond, his girlfriend and even his bulldog, Brutus. Raymond was so shaken by the whole experience that he made a video in which he alternately raged at the gun nuts for being such jerks and apologized for making a decision as a small business owner to try and sell a piece of merchandise. Read more on Gun Nuts Refuse To Fondle Any Gun Smarter Than Them…
  Our Cold Dead Hands

These People Trapping And Shooting These Teenagers Are Not Very Nice, No, Not At All

The law is a grand thing, a collection of not merely statutes, but also precedents from previous cases, and when a legal innovation comes along, sometimes there have to be a few test cases to determine the boundaries of that new law. Do Nazis have the right to march in Skokie? (yes) Can ‘intelligent design’ be taught as science? (no) Just how black dangerous-seeming does someone have to be before it’s legal to shoot them on your property, and if you really really want to shoot a criminal, any criminal, can you lay out a trap to entice one onto your property? (undetermined) Thankfully, with a lot of states broadening the scope of what counts as “self defense,” several brave Responsible Gun Owners have taken to killing folks for the sake of finding out what kinds of homicide are justified. No applause necessary; these everyday Second Amendment Heroes just see it as their civic duty. Read more on These People Trapping And Shooting These Teenagers Are Not Very Nice, No, Not At All…
  failed politician news

Ex-Senate Candidate Stands His Ground, Shoots Guy Whose Ground It Allegedly Also Was

Hiram Lewis, a lawyer and a failed servant of the American people (he lost the 2006 West Virginia Senate race to Robert Byrd, and also lost two Attorney General elections), has been arrested for shooting a guy who apparently “intruded” upon him in his home. West Virginia has that lovely Castle Doctrine in effect, so Lewis, who also used to work as a Republican treasurer, is claiming that he was just Standing His Ground. The catch: the so-called intruder, Stephen Bogart, claims that he actually lives in the house in too. This is a LANDMARK CASE, because can you stand yr ground if it is also another’s ground??? Read more on Ex-Senate Candidate Stands His Ground, Shoots Guy Whose Ground It Allegedly Also Was…
  fuck tha police

Law-And-Order Republicans In Indiana Now Let You Stand Your Ground Against Cops

So here is what we are having a hard time wrapping our puny girly brains around: we remember, due to oldness, when the NRA lobbied to keep Kevlar-piercing bullets legal (for those Kevlar-vested deer), but when did Ted Nugent and pals come to so wholly outrank sensible Establishment Republicans as to get cop-killing legalized? Was it when cops became just another Wisconsin Thug union, along with 9/11 Heroes (firemen) and teachers (teachers)? We will say sure, yes, Wisconsin. And now Mitch Daniels, Indiana governor, has signed a law allowing people to shoot cops who bust into their homes we are not even kidding that is not even a hoax. It is unpossible that anything could go wrong. Read more on Law-And-Order Republicans In Indiana Now Let You Stand Your Ground Against Cops…
  a circle jerk of two

Scott Walker Professes Love For Ted Nugent, People Who Protect Their Turf With Guns

Scott Walker, alleged man, has been having a great couple of weeks, to the delight of possibly Ted Nugent and we are not sure who else but they are out there somewhere. Walker attended the NRA camo/assassination party last week and now gracefully steps in it by declaring not only his love of Ted Nugent, but his pride for Wisconsin’s answer to Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, its Castle Doctrine, which allows every gun-toting king or queen of every castle to shoot and kill pretty much anyone who does something bad on his or her castle’s property, including tick him or her off. Read more on Scott Walker Professes Love For Ted Nugent, People Who Protect Their Turf With Guns…