Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Way Things Work Now

From Jonathon Turley:

Hello Kitty, Bye Bye Kiddie: Pennsylvania School Suspends Kindergartener For Bubble Gun

A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl was suspended from kindergarten after she who told another girl that she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles. Originally, the charge was “terroristic threats” against the student.

Yes, pointing a soap bubble gun at someone gets you charged with making terroristic threats. Going on You Tube and declaring that you are going to "start killing people" gets your handgun carry license suspended.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has suspended the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, whose threat to "start killing people" in defense of his Second Amendment rights went viral online.

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Making terrorist threats is an actual crime. James Yeager has made terrorist threats. Yet no one is charging him with anything. No one is even taking away his guns. His "right" to carry a handgun in public has been SUSPENDED! So, you know, just until he simmers down a bit. I don't know if it's just an extreme case of "It's OK If You're a Right-Winger," or if it's just Tennessee, or if law-enforcement everywhere has just been so cowed by the NRA's "comin' to take yer guns" rhetoric that they're too afraid to take away guns from someone whose guns really need taking away.