Imagine you scrounge and save enough money for a fabulous trip to Walt Disney World. You drive to Flori-Duh, approach the Magic Kingdom entrance, and just when you’re about to enter the park, fate – and idiocy – intervene.
A Georgia woman was arrested at Walt Disney World after security for the Florida resort found two guns and some marijuana in her child’s diaper bag.
It wasn’t just a handgun; it was a .45. This chick was apparently hunting big game.
Smith was arrested July 18 on misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.
Officials say Smith was going through Epcot security with an adult man, their 7-month-old daughter and her 7-year-old son when the guard spotted a 9mm handgun and a plastic bag containing marijuana.
So you denied your children a trip of a lifetime, forced them to watch the guard remove a .45-caliber handgun and marijuana from the diaper bag, and embarrassed them by being arrested in front of hundreds of people. Wow, great work, “mom.” You truly are a credit to the community.
A Michigan man made fast friends with his local police department after leading officers on a prolonged, drunken pursuit.
Officers from the Sumpter Township Police Department responded to a report of an intoxicated motorist at 9:45 p.m., Monday June 11, in the area of Sumpter Road near Willow Road. When they spotted the vehicle it fled southbound.
The fleeing motorist, a 44-year-old Allen Park man, crossed into Washtenaw County, where he fired at the pursuing officers at least five times. The pursuit continued until it reached the city of Milan border, south of Ann Arbor, where the driver “doubled back” and crashed into a patrol car.
The man was arrested and taken to the Wayne County Jail to await charges. Five firearms and several thousands of rounds of ammunition were recovered from the man’s vehicle.
The guns and ammo are easily explained away; dude just wanted to make sure the local Tim Horton’s got his breakfast order right.
The Wells Fargo corporation ignored damands from the American Federation of Teachers to sever ties with the gun industry this week, proving not every corporation will kneel before the likes of David Hogg and his ilk.
The American Federation of Teachers, representing 1.7 million workers, said it removed the Wells Fargo mortgage program from its member benefits site effective Thursday. The union had attempted to discuss its issues with Wells Fargo management but didn’t get a response, it said in a letter Thursday that was reviewed by CNBC.
Wells is a lender to gun-makers and the National Rifle Association.
The balls on these people! Instead of demanding corporations bend to their will, maybe the AFT should address the thousands of incompetent teachers in millions of American schools?
Wells Fargo’s statement is absolutely outstanding:
In a statement emailed to CNBC, a Wells Fargo spokesman said, “We remain deeply committed to the financial success of teachers and all of our customers. Wells Fargo wants schools and communities to be safe from gun violence, but changes to laws and regulations should be determined through a legislative process that gives the American public an opportunity to participate. We remain firm in our belief that the American public does not want banks to decide which legal products consumers can and cannot buy. “
Perfectly stated. They’re right, by the way; nobody gives a crap about what corporations think about guns… or any other political issues.
Meet Rance James Shannon of – where else – Florida.
Rance is a busy man with a busy schedule, so when he came across an auto accident, he politely, yet repeatedly, honked his horn at police officers. Probably not the smartest move.
According to Gainesville Police they were working a crash in midtown when Rance Shannon continuously honked his horn at four stopped patrol cars and fire rescue.
Police approached Shannon and could smell marijuana coming from his car. After searching it they found a handgun, a loaded magazine, ten-thousand dollars in cash.
They also found other weapons and drugs inside, including five mason jars of marijuana, nearly a hundred grams of cocaine, four handguns, and a baseball bat.
Ironically, it was the baseball bat which did Rance in. Yeah, Florida is cool with guns, weed, and a shitload of cash, but they draw the line at athletic equipment!
(Note: Yesterday was my father in-law’s viewing, and today is the funeral, so I’ll most likely be scarce. There are posts set up for the rest of the day.)
President Trump held a “bipartisan” conference about the country’s alleged gun problem yesterday, and during the discussion, the president wavered on the silly notion of due process.
President Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights.
“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence. “Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.
Trump was responding to comments from Vice President Pence that families and local law enforcement should have more tools to report potentially dangerous individuals with weapons.
I’ve been a loyal Trump supporter since he earned the GOP nomination, but this kind of nonsensical blather completely loses me. Instead of threatening to curb Americans’ second and fourth amendment rights, how about we address the numerous, unheeded warnings received by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI? The kid was a known threat, and law enforcement did nothing.
I do find it interesting no one blamed the pressure cooker during the Boston Marathon bombing, and no one blamed the airliners during 9-11, but when there’s a mass shooting, everyone blames the gun.
An out-of-control lingerie party resulted in seventy arrests, and the confiscation of drugs and guns. Gawd, I need to move to Georgia.
According to Cartersville officials, the police department responded to Cain Drive in the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve after getting reports of shots being fired.
When officers got there, they were met with the smell of marijuana and several people trying to run from the area. After entering the home, officers said they saw weed in plain view and confiscated a semi-automatic weapon. Because of the presence of drugs, a gun and the sheer number of people inside, Cartersville Police notified the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force to assist.
The drug task force got a search warrant and recovered two weapons (one reportedly stolen from Detroit, Mich.), individually-wrapped packages of marijuana and several smoking devices. Drug agents also found individually-wrapped packages of cocaine and other paraphernalia on several people.
My New Year’s Eve was spent playing Nintendo Wii with the kids, struggling to stay up until midnight, and wincing at the sound of Jenny McCarthy’s voice.
The Unfriendly Fire Caption Contest has now concluded.
Top Five Entries:
5. Harry Reid just got a woody. – Cathy
4. Hillary’s plans for a police state go up in smoke. – Metoo
3. As an American this is what my ass felt like the last 8 years. – Kevin
2. “DAMMIT WYATT YOU KNEW THAT WAS GOING TO TRIGGER ME!!!!!!!!” – Toothy
WINNER! – The government’s next move is to eliminate childhood obesity by burning 5,250 cases of Twinkies and Ho-Hos. – Proof
Unfriendly Fire Caption Contest
(Source: Yahoo News via the AP)
Original Caption: A pile of 5,250 illegal weapons are burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, in Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, November 21st.
The Avi Get Your Gun Caption Contest has now concluded. So many terrific entries this week!
Top Five Entries:
5. “See, son… I told you I could make Hillary crap her pantsuit just by pointing at her photograph.” TXNIck
4. Israel…where the men, women and kids are gun savvy and the liberals are nervous. – Metoo
3. “Mommy would have gotten us Uzis…” – Sully
2. Looks like the woman in the red shirt’s alarm clock went off. – MelP
WINNER! – “Now son, flick this selector here from “semi-auto” to “Zombie Apocolypse” and you can dump a 30 round mag in just under 2 seconds.” – Toothy
Avi Get Your Gun Caption Contest
Original Caption: People play with firearms during an “open day”, exhibiting various policing skills and equipment to the public, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on Aug. 29, 2016. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, September 5th.