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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The problem with "Responsible Gun Owners"

Is that sometimes their responsibly-owned guns end up in the hands of criminals.

Case in point:

Unsecured AR-15 rifle reported stolen from U.S. Rep. Ellmers' home

Published: October 22, 2013 

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/22/3303721/unsecured-ar-15-reported-stolen.html#storylink=cpy


— U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ husband reported an AR-15 rifle stolen from the family’s home in Dunn last week, according to a police report.
The weapon had been left leaning against a gun locker in an unlocked garage on Kingsway Drive, the report said.
 
Renee Elmers, of course, is the dipshit representative of Dipshitville North Carolina who is best known for saying that she needed to keep receiving her paycheck during the time in which she and her Republican colleagues were screwing thousands of working folks out of theirs. Also for being a real world-class dipshit.

According to the report, they had been out target shooting and brought the gun back and leaned it against the gun safe,” Pope said. “ … The garage door was left unsecured, according to the report.”


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/22/3303721/unsecured-ar-15-reported-stolen.html#storylink=cpy
 Because owning a gun safe is the important part. Securing your guns inside the safe, that's really just icing on the cake.

The family was unharmed but shaken, said Thomas Doheny, communications director for Ellmers.

Oh, well that's a relief! The family was unharmed, but "shaken?" You know what other family is going to be a bit "shaken?" The family of the person who gets murdered by the criminal that YOU ALLOWED TO GET YOUR GUN!  Although they are somewhat less likely to be described as "unharmed."

 
 

“Gun safety is of the utmost importance in their household, which is exactly why she’s so upset and doesn't understand how this happened,” Doheny said.
 
 

Really? Gun safety is of the utmost importance? Oh, obviously. I mean, not important enough to take the extra, what, 30 seconds to PUT THE FUCKING GUN INSIDE THE FUCKING SAFE? But yeah, obviously safety is super-duper important to the Ellmers family.
And really? You really don't understand how this happened? Really? You didn't lock your garage door. So things got stolen out of your garage. What's the mystery? People steal things, that's why doors have locks. Of course, this wouldn't have been all that big a deal if you had thought to maybe put the fucking military-grade assault weapon inside the fucking safe like a sane person would! Of course, a sane person probably wouldn't own a military-grade assault weapon in the first place. In fact, that should be the questionnaire before you're allowed to purchase a gun. What kind of gun do you want to purchase? A military-grade assault weapon? Well then you are too crazy to own a firearm!