Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Guns. George Zimmerman. Iowa.

George and Shellie Zimmerman, family photo
It seems like George Zimmerman’s answer to every situation is to pull a gun.

Months after being acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, just yesterday Zimmerman was accused of threatening his soon-to-be ex-wife, and admitted perjurer, Shellie, with a gun.

Police were called to the home owned by Shellie Zimmerman's parents, David and Machelle Dean, after Shellie called 911 claiming George Zimmerman had a gun and was making threats:
"He’s in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying 'step closer' and he’s just threatening all of us."
Shellie also says Zimmerman “punched my dad in the nose, my dad has a mark on the nose. I saw his glasses were on the floor. … He then accosted my father then took my iPad out of my hands. He then smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife, and there is a Lake Mary city worker across the street that I believe saw all of it."

But then, hours later, Shellie — who has plead guilty to committing perjury — changed her story and said she never saw a firearm. George Zimmerman is accusing Shellie Zimmerman of being the aggressor in the conflict.

Mark O'Mara, the media whoring attorney who is now suing the state of Florida to have the people pay Zimmerman’s legal bills, said the argument stemmed over Shellie moving out of the family home. Zimmerman wanted to move on Monday and emotions "bubbled" over when he walked in on Shellie packing her things.  O'Mara also said George, who did not threaten Shellie’s father with a gun, was, in fact carrying a gun that day, but that it was holstered under his shirt and stayed there the whole time.

Too bad that didn’t happen the day he murdered a seventeen-year-old boy, and for the record, No, I will not let that one go.

But I am pretty sure that Zimmerman, who has been stopped twice by police for speeding, and now this ALLEGED incident, will continue to be in trouble with law enforcement, and that, like OJ Simpson — who also got away with murder — he’ll one day be arrested for something else and sent to jail. It’s only a matter of time for a man who carries a gun like an accessory, because you don’t carry a loaded weapon if you have no intention of using it.

Now, howsabout another crazy gun story, this one out of Iowa?

In a move that leaves me scratching my head in amazement at the stupidity that abounds where guns are concerned, the state of Iowa will begin issuing gun permits to the blind.

The new permits will allow legally blind applicants to purchase weapons and carry them in public because of some legal loophole in Iowa which states that any attempt to deny an Iowan these rights based on physical ability would be illegal.

Michael Barber, blind gun shopping
One of those legally blind applicants, Michael Barber was at a gun store recently and said this:
"When you shoot a gun, you take it out and point and shoot, and I don’t necessarily think eyesight is necessary.”

Yes, the state of Iowa will be allowing a man who doesn’t think you need to see to shoot a gun in public the right to do so.

The issue has local sheriff—the authorities who will be reviewing the applications—a little confused. Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere, "If you see nothing but a blurry mass in front of you, then I would say you probably shouldn't be shooting something.”

File that in the Duh file.

Another sheriff, Counters Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington, who has a legally blind daughter, says “If sheriffs spent more time trying to keep guns out of criminals’ hands and not people with disabilities, their time would be more productive.”

I wonder if a blind criminal is allowed to have a gun. Imagine Stevie Wonder with a gun?

Now, that may seem like a bad joke, but last January, shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Wonder offered his thoughts on gun control: “Imagine me with a gun. It’s just crazy.”

But not in Iowa, I guess.

10 comments:

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

George Zimmerman is dangerous. Very dangerous. I believe he WILL kill again.

Gun nuts in Iowa, and everywhere else, are just that ... nuts. I find little to no logic in the majority of their arguments. It seems to me that they want to "shoot first" ... which makes THEM the criminals.

the dogs' mother said...

Like everything there are degrees of legally blind. The Engineer is without glasses or contacts. He now wears extended wear contacts so middle of the night awakenings aren't so disorienting. (Doesn't help with snoring...)
Regardless all guns in this house are locked up in a gun cabinet. We have Tar :-)

Huntress aka R.J. said...

Zimmerman is a killer on the loose. Only a matter of time before he does it again.

As for Iowa... that is just plain scary and stupid.

anne marie in philly said...

zimmerman needs to be locked up NOW before he kills again. and iowa is just fucked up; must be all the corn.

Robert said...

Okay, I have to come to the defense of my home state. The reason this has become a big deal is because of a law the legislature passed that took the power to deny a gun license out of the hands of county sheriffs.

Previously a license could be denied by a sheriff if he or she felt that there was a valid reason to. The geniuses in our state legislature felt that was a violation of the 2nd amendment. They did not pass a law specifically allowing blind persons to get licenses, it's just a byproduct of the original law.

So now a few blind persons have applied for licenses and been approved. Of course the Des Moines Register ran a story about it and it caught national attention.

And I take issue with people saying that Iowa is "screwed / fucked" up. I love this state and it's about as purple as you can get. We have a few nutjobs just like EVERY OTHER STATE. But the vast majority of people in this state are reasonable and fair-minded.

Bob Slatten said...

@Robert
Believe me when I say I love Iowa because Iowa went all marriage equality when no one was looking and no one's died as a result. I love them for that.

But this whole legally blind business is just wack

Robert said...

Bob,

If this had happened two years ago when the law was passed I would totally agree with you. But now after a story runs featuring a very small (2 or 3) people who have applied for licenses and suddenly Iowa is the backwater laughing stock of the country. Sorry, not buying it. It's a quick and easy pick up for media, so they can say "hey, we may be screwed up but check out these yokels."

Bob Slatten said...

@Robert
I think those of us down here in South Carolina have the title of Backwater Laughingstock ... unless you throw Alabama in the mix.

Robert said...

@Bob

LOL - Touche. :-)

designing wally said...

Robert- So far they have found five violent sex offenders that have received carry permits, just so you know.