Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 102).

So, how is that working out?

Florida Moves To Arm Teachers After School Massacre

Legislative committees’ answer to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School slaughter? More guns.

Florida, home of the popcorn shooter, home of the Treyvon Martin killing, home of the loud music shooting may want to consult with the state to the north:

Armed social studies teacher arrested after shooting at Georgia high school

DALTON, GA. – An armed social studies teacher has been arrested after shots were fired at a high school in a small town in northern Georgia.

Fifty-three-year-old Jesse Randall Davidson, a social studies teacher who also serves as the play by play voice for the Dalton High School football team, fired at least one shot before barricading himself inside a classroom, according to the Dalton Police Department.

I know, and I fully understand, that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. But I do notice that guns seem to be drawn to people killing people. May Jesus have mercy on our souls.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 101).

These are terrible times. Your right to resort to deadly force is enshrined in the Constitution. Let me know how that turns out.

6-year-old dies after accidental shooting

Posted Jan 31, 2018 at 11:04 AM
Updated Jan 31, 2018 at 5:27 PM

JACKSON COUNTY — A 6-year-old accidentally shot Friday in Jackson County
has died of his injuries.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Ervin Gerard Sims Jr., 6, was
pronounced dead Tuesday. He was shot in the head Friday at a home on
Townhouse Drive and flown to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
JCSO investigators reported a family member accidentally fired the handgun.

This is a continuing investigation.

Do not allow liberal politicians to revoke your God-given rights and leave you defenseless. Thoughts and prayers and all that stuff.

Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 100).

The right to keep your family safe is protected by the Second Amendment. The NRA is at your side during these troubled times. With exceptions.

7-Year Old Girl Accidentally Shot by Brother

By: Karen Libby 

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 08:27 AM CST

Updated: Jan 17, 2018 11:24 AM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A 7 year old girl is recovering from a gunshot wound after her younger brother accidentally shot her early Wednesday morning.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department says the preliminary investigation indicates an adult was visiting the family’s home in the 2400 block of W. Alta just outside the southwest Springfield city limits, and unknowingly dropped a small handgun.

The 6 year old boy found the gun and shot his sister while playing with it.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 99).

Liberal politicians want to deprive you of the right to protect your family. The Second Amendment protects our inalienable rights. How’s that working out?

7-year-old boy dead after accidental shooting in Jefferson County

A young boy was killed in a New Year’s Day shooting in western Jefferson County.

Jefferson County sheriff’s authorities said the shooting happened just after 6 p.m. at a home in the 6400 block of William Drive in Concord and appears to be accidental.

Sgt. Jack Self said deputies arrived on the scene to find the 7-year-old had been shot. The child was taken to the hospital with critical injuries and pronounced dead shortly after arrival.


People Unclear

This is number 36

Wait. Wait! This is just plain crazy:

‘Game Changer’: Florida Sheriff Working With Schools To Train And Arm Teachers

The world truly has gone crazy when the solution to protecting high school students from random people with firearms is to arm up the schools. Wouldn’t it be a better idea to stop whacked out shooters before they get their hands on a gun? Else, if you just protect the schools, then shooters (they aren’t going anywhere) are going to take on other soft targets. I don’t want to give those NRA fans any ideas, but there are lots of other places besides high schools overflowing with easy targets.

Or, we could keep people who have no legitimate reason for having a gun from getting one in the first place. Nah. That would never work. Kevlar vests, anyone?


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 98).

The Second Amendment protects your right, and nothing is more satisfying when those pesky domestic disputes disrupt your life:

Woman charged in shooting death of fiancé

Published:   Updated: 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A woman has been arrested after the Travis County Sheriff’s Office says she shot and killed her fiancé over what appears to be an argument stemming from unpaid bills.

Enough said, dudes and dudettes. Keep your powder dry.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 97).


Don’t let liberal politicians fool you. They aren’t concerned with your right to defend yourself. They only want to take your guns. Take your guns. Take your guns.

(CNN) — Another high school has turned into a scene of carnage, this time in western Kentucky.

Fourteen people were wounded, two of them fatally, after a shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School, Gov. Matt Bevin said at a news conference. Another five people sustained other injuries.
A 15-year-old male student was arrested at the scene and will be charged with murder and attempted murder, Bevin said.
Stay alert, and keep your powder dry.

Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 96).

Forget about counseling, arbitration, reconciliation. The Second Amendment means you can dispense with the formalities and get straight to some personal justice:

Jordan Armstrong and Alisha Ebrahimji, WFAA 10:37 PM. CST January 22, 2018

ELLIS COUNTY — The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has a 16-year-old student in custody after a school shooting Monday morning that left a 15-year-old injured.

Just before 8 a.m., an active shooter was reported at Italy High School in Italy, Texas.

A 16-year-old male student was taken into custody without incident after shooting a 15-year-old female student in the cafeteria with a semi-automatic handgun, Sheriff Charles Edge said.

I’m starting to feel better already.


Drive-by Shooting

Calling It Like It Is

The above title came to me as I read through this item from The Patriot Post. Here is a bit of what it says:

NY Times Peddles More School Shooting Deception

School shootings are no doubt heartbreaking. But the bigger story is the Times is complicit in its own immorality.

Jordan Candler · Jan. 26, 2018
We’re not even a full month into the new year and already The New York Times is peddling deceptive information to spur action on gun control. On Tuesday, following the unfortunate situation in Benton, Kentucky, in which innocent students were ruthlessly attacked (and two killed) by a fellow pupil, the Times ran with this narrative-infused headline: “School Shooting in Kentucky Was Nation’s 11th of Year. It Was Jan. 23.” Only in the sixth paragraph did it almost unnoticeably get around to printing this disclaimer: “Some of the shootings at schools this year were suicides that injured no one else; some did not result in any injuries at all.” How nice of the Times to let that cat out of the bag — you know, after the agenda-driven drivel was already featured in the headline.

Yeah, my title is dead on. This is a hit job on a publication noted for telling it like it is. Hit job? Who would know? Nobody but everybody who bothers to read the piece that appeared Tuesday in The New York Times:

School Shooting in Kentucky Was Nation’s 11th of Year. It Was Jan. 23.

That’s the first paragraph, not the sixth. In the first paragraph the article describes a variety of incidents other than cold-blooded murder. And the agenda? How about there is something wrong when possession of weapons of war, as provided in the Second Amendment, translates into random and other shootings at are near schools and students.

That said, I do perceive an agenda.

It’s an appeal to patriotism and all that right-thinking Americans hold dear. The motto I translate, perhaps incorrectly, as “For God and Liberty.” It’s followed by 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence. The Patriot Post is one of those. I have no way of knowing how patriotic the people of The Patriot Post are, but I am sure that most are. That said, I know patriots who are not of this mind set, patriots who would object to this kind of whack job. Here is a letter I received 50 years ago from a patriot—a more liberal person you are not ever likely to meet:

To make the story short, the helicopter coming to take him on night patrol crashed in the darkness and the mist, and everybody aboard was killed. My brother used to hunt men with a sniper rifle, and I know personally he would have no part of the nonsense peddled by The Patriot Post.



Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks (number 95).

When your domestic situation becomes unbearable, it’s not left-leaning politicians who are going to  look after your right to protect yourself:

HOUSTON – A 37-year-old man suspected of killing his estranged wife outside of a home on the Northwest side Sunday morning has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

An AMBER Alert was issued for Richard Concepcion’s 18-month-old son after police said he fled the scene of his estranged wife’s murder, taking the child with him.

It all started around 8 a.m. Sunday when [San Antonio] Police were called to the 10400 block of Arbor Bluff for assistance in a custody exchange. While en route to the home, police got a call for shots fired.

Richard always knew who his real friends were. Right up to the very end.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

Citizens of this country need the right to keep and carry firearms to protect themselves from the criminal  element in our society, no matter what the age:

Police: 11-year-old girl died after being accidentally shot by child family member in Md.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling safer already.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

When I say “Nothing new here, folks,” at the top of these posts, I really mean there is nothing new. These are everyday events in this country, multiple such episodes play out every day. I restrict these posts to the boundaries of the United States of America, the region of the world affected by the Second Amendment, of which a certain element is so fond. Also, I make an attempt to limit the scope to tragedies involving handguns (see the title), but at times I lapse and include tales involving long guns. Absolutely none of these posts relate to mass shootings with assault rifles and sniper attacks. Few involve convicted criminals in the act of another crime. Many readers should see themselves in these circumstances. Take this case, as an example:

Adults not talking after toddler shoots self with stolen gun, Philadelphia police say

Ibn-Kareem Lawson, 2, died when he was struck by a bullet from 9mm handgun in a home on the 200 block of West Godfrey Street.

The gun was reported stolen from Cheltenham, Montgomery County in 2005.

Not all these posts involve a death, but they all involve an element of regret.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

From Joe For America

Take comfort in the Bible. Take comfort in the Second Amendment. Apparently not both:

Police: Lincoln man shot neighbor following argument over the Bible


A Lincoln man remained in jail Monday after police say he shot his neighbor twice following an argument over the Bible Friday night.

Jimmy Livingston, 60, shot 30-year-old Andrew Pickering in the shoulder and hip in the incident at an apartment building at 741 Sumner Street, according to an affidavit for Livingston’s arrest.

I really miss that part in Isaiah 2:4 about beating swords into plowshares.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

For whatever reason you believe you need to own and carry a gun, the NRA stands by you to protect your Second Amendment rights. You never know when the government is coming to take your gun:

Standoff after shots fired at Robeson County deputy

PARKTON — A man who fired at law enforcement in a Robeson County neighborhood triggered a standoff that lasted more than eight hours Sunday, with a barrage of gunfire at one point that could be heard from a half-mile away.

A state trooper was hit by gunfire early in the standoff but was not seriously injured, according to emergency workers at the scene.

The incident began just after 3 p.m. on a cul-de-sac just outside Parkton, and by 10:30 p.m. there was still no official word about the fate of the man. Law enforcement had apparently entered the two-story home and were going through it, using remote devices. At least 50 local and state law enforcement officers were at the scene, and the neighborhood remained evacuated.

Beverly McDonald lives across the street from where the shootout was happening on Acadiana Drive. She said at around 3:10 or 3:15 p.m., she heard two or three shots and looked out the window to see a Robeson County sheriff’s deputy running behind a truck.

“I saw the cop,” McDonald said. “I saw (my neighbor) shooting at the cop. ‘Bang, bang, bang!’ And the cop ran and jumped behind the truck. A few minutes later, there was a howling of sirens, and the block was covered in police cars. I couldn’t count them all.”

Remember, if you suspect they are coming to take your guns, they probably are.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

Nobody knows in advance when they will have the need to use deadly force to protect themselves and their loved ones. That’s why the National Rifle Association stands guard to protect your rights. How’s that working out?

UPDATE | Arrest warrants provide more details in shooting death of 8-year-old

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Arrest warrants for a man facing involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm charges provides more details in the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy.

Investigators say Terrace Brown removed a Smith and Wasson 9 millimeter handgun from his hoodie pocket to place on top of a fridge. They say while doing this he accidentally pulled the trigger, striking 8-year-old Darrell Brown on the left side of the back.

Investigators say Darrell was pronounced dead at 2:11 Sunday afternoon at the Doctors Hospital Emergency Room.

You can never be too safe. Don’t leave home without it.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

People need guns to protect themselves and their property from vicious elements in out society. The Second Amendment guarantees this basic right. Home owners know they can never bee too careful:

Teen accidentally shot, killed on city’s east side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Officials are investigating following a fatal shooting on the city’s east side Sunday morning.

It happened around 4 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Routiers Avenue.

Officials said a teenage boy was found dead at the scene where they believe he was accidentally shot by a family member when he was mistaken for an intruder. Detectives believe the teenager was in the process of either sneaking in or out of the home.

No other injuries were reported in the shooting.

Obviously considerable restraint was exercises.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

I am told there is a price we have to pay for our liberty. I am told a lot of other stuff, besides:

5 people shot in downtown Lawrence; 3 dead

Police rule out drive-by, believe shots followed ‘physical altercation’

October 1, 2017, 1:56 a.m. Updated October 1, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Lawrence Police are investigating after at least five people were shot — three fatally — just before 1:40 Sunday morning in downtown Lawrence, according to a news release from Officer Derrick Smith.

The exact location of the multiple shooting wasn’t clear but police had blocked off Massachusetts Street between 10th and 11th streets around 2 a.m., and it remained blocked for the next 12 hours as forensic investigators collected evidence. Police believe the shooting stemmed from a “physical altercation” that occurred near the northwest corner of 11th and Massachusetts streets, the department said in a news release late Sunday.

Hey, somebody’s got to pay.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

All those others pissing you off? No need to put up with that. The law allows you a way out:

Man dead, woman hurt after shooting in Avondale

VONDALE, AZ – A police investigation is underway after a shooting in Avondale left a man dead and a woman hurt Sunday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m., Avondale police responded to reports of a shooting in a parking lot near Indian School and El Mirage roads.

According to police, an altercation between two groups led to multiple shots being fired.

Police say they believe only one of the groups fired shots.

Going out for some down time. Don’t forget to bring along some protection.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

When life’s troubles get you down, relief is just a Second Amendment away:

UPDATED: Murder suspect dead following manhunt

WEBER CITY, Va. — A Coeburn man wanted in the Sunday morning shooting death of his wife took his own life Sunday night.

Todd Allen Richardson, 44, was found dead inside the cab of his 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup just before 8 p.m. Sunday night near a Burger King restaurant off U.S. Route 23 in Weber City, according to Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp.

I will be the first to agree there are out there many cases of the “good man with a gun.” The problem is, the good man with a gun keeps getting lost among the multitude of so-so men with guns. Keep your powder dry.


Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

Yes, at the first sign of trouble, what you need to do is whip out your trusty side arm and start blazing away. That’s the way to make sure the rest of your day is going to be interesting:

Three charged in shooting after Spencer talk

Three supporters of white nationalist Richard Spencer were arrested Thursday in connection with an incident in which a shot was fired.

Three supporters of white nationalist Richard Spencer were arrested Thursday in connection with a shooting, according to Gainesville police.

William Henry Fears, 30; Colton Gene Fears, 28; and Tyler Eugene Tenbrink, 28; were charged with attempted homicide and held in the Alachua County jail. Tenbrink was also charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

People, the Second Amendment gives you the right to keep and carry weapons. But what good is it if you never get a chance to open fire? Opportunity awaits. Use your imagination.