Guns, assholes and ‘terrible accidents’

April 10, 2013

(Illustration found here).

Asshole: 1. The anus; 2. A thoroughly contemptible, detestable person.

Despite trying to overlook someone being an asshole due to some type personality disorder distracts from the point of labeling some asshole an asshole. Sometimes assholes are assholes because they enjoy it (i.e., Pawnee Councilman Jeremy Jamm). Others are assholes because they were born that way.

James Inhofe enjoys being an asshole — you can see it in his twisted, hare-brained face. Not only is he a full-blown climate-change denier, and proud about it, but he’s as heartless as a rattlesnake. On the eve of a US Senate debate on gun control supposedly coming up tomorrow, Inhofe revealed his jamming technique in regard to the families of those kids slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Via HuffPost:

Speaking to a handful of reporters, Inhofe said he feels bad for those families because they’re being used as pawns in a political fight.
“See, I think it’s so unfair of the administration to hurt these families, to make them think this has something to do with them when, in fact, it doesn’t,” Inhofe said.
When it was suggested that the families of Newtown victims actually believe the gun debate pertains to them, Inhofe said, “Well, that’s because they’ve been told that by the president.”

And asshole Inhofe ain’t no pawn?
Just  last month: The National Rifle Association (NRA) would like to thank Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) for leading the effort to prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT).

Harry M. Reid introduced S.649, a single bill that has combined several gun control measures – including universal background checks, stronger federal laws for gun trafficking and provisions to improve school safety. No assualt weapons ban — that’s gone bye-bye — score one for the NRA.
Although Republicans looked for awhile they would cry/blubber/whine (or filibuster) the bill tomorrow, now it seems they may not have enough votes. Sens. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, and Patrick J. Toomey, a GOPer, seemingly have worked out a compromise on the background check issue of the bill.
But leave it to smokin’ Joe Biden to give the issue a quick focus — via the LA Times:

At the White House, Biden, speaking to an auditorium full of police in uniform, blamed “the black helicopter crowd” for stirring up fears that the government wants to “swoop down” and seize everyone’s guns.
That opposition has stymied action, Biden said, frustrating the families of victims.
“They really don’t understand — these bright, accomplished, innocent mothers and fathers and husbands — one of them lost his wife — they don’t,” he said.
“They don’t understand how we could even be at this point debating this.”
He recounted how one mother said to him: “How do they explain not doing anything? My little girl, my baby, was hiding in a bathroom, and she got shot through the heart.”

Hard to explain, hard to fathom — Inhofe style.

Tots with firearms makes the world a safe and secure place — first, over this past weekend in “a terrible accident,” a 4-year-old picked up a pistol and killed the wife of a sheriff’s deputy:

On April 6, Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning was inside his home showing his weapons collection to a relative when the officer’s wife and young nephew entered the room.
The child grabbed one of Fanning’s loaded guns off the bed and fired a single shot.
The bullet struck Josephine Fanning, the deputy’s 48-year-old wife.
Despite efforts to revive her, Josephine was pronounced dead at the scene.
The gun used in the shooting was not the officer’s service weapon, nor was he on duty at the time of the incident, The Tennessean reported.

Meanwhile, on Monday night, another ‘terrible accident‘ involving little kids — a 4-year-old shoots and kills a 6-year-old while playing in the backyard.

Police said Holt was shot in the head by his friend after the younger boy went into his home on McCormick Avenue and somehow got his hands on a .22-caliber rifle.
Though authorities said they are not sure how the 4-year-old obtained the gun, sources told CBS 2′s Christine Sloan on Tuesday that the boy found the rifle under a bed.
Police said the 4-year-old then went outside and accidentally shot the 6-year-old, who was sitting in a quad nearby.
It’s unclear if he pulled the trigger or if the rifle accidentally discharged.
The 4-year-old boy’s parents were home at the time of the incident, police said.

Gun control is just small example of how totally-fucked is the US.

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