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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gun nut finally gets just results


Former Police Captain Curtis Reeves
The sane population of this country is battling the gun nuts that have been given the right-of-way to do just about anything they want with their guns. In Arizona, they can even carry them into bars where fights, even brawls break out occasionally. Now, by sane, I don't mean just staunch gun control advocates like me, it also includes those innocent people without guns that just don't want to be shot and maimed, possibly killed. Here are some appalling figures from the gun advocacy organization, Everytown for Gun Safety...
  1. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that on an average day, 93 Americans are killed with guns.
  2. On average there are nearly 12,000 gun homicides a year in the U.S.
  3. For every one person killed with guns, two more are injured.
  4. Seven children and teens (age 19 or under) are killed with guns in the U.S. on an average day.
  5. In an average month, 50 women are shot to death by intimate partners in the U.S.
  6. America’s gun homicide rate is more than 25 times the average of other high-income countries.
There are more you can see on the Everytown for Gun Safety site. But I ask you gun nuts out there, which of the above figures do you want to argue with. They are confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), that organization your leader, Wayne LaPierre, who heads up the National Rifle Assn, (NRA), tried to keep quiet for years. LaPierre and the NRA backed legislation that has blocked gun violence research for 20 years. What you are seeing above are raw figures supplied to the CDC by hospitals, doctors, police departments and other groups. The NRA would stop this if they could.

Chad Oulsen's wife, Nicole speaks out...



The idea for this post came from a CNN article titled, "Judge denies 'stand your ground' defense in movie theater shooting," which covers the death of  Chad Oulson in a Florida movie theatre at the hands of retired police captain, Curtis Reeves. Here is the CNN version...
The case dates to January 14, when Reeves, then 71, confronted a man in a suburban Tampa movie theater about texting during the previews before a showing of "Lone Survivor." The two argued, and then Reeves walked out of the theater to complain to an employee. When Reeves returned, he and the man, Chad Oulson, began arguing again.
Oulson threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves, according to a criminal complaint, and Reeves then took out his handgun and fired at Oulson, killing him.
The Judge established through evidence that Oulson did not throw a cell phone at Reeves, charged by the complainant, and Oulson's actions were not considered aggressive enough to qualify under Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law, which also figured in George Zimmerman's 2013 trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors played audio of Reeves talking to detectives shortly after the shooting...
"As soon as I pulled the trigger I said, 'Oh shoot, that was stupid.' If I had to do it over again, it would have never happened," he said. "If I had to do it over again, it would never have happened. I wouldn't have moved. But you don't get do-overs."
Reeves' hearing has just started.

Enough said...just another gun nut.

It was learned later that Oulson was checking his phone to text his daughter's babysitter.

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