With every day that passes, it becomes more and more obvious that we have a ginormous gun problem in this country. However, as the body count continues to rise, Republicans will tell you that “‘Murica has no problem with guns! The “real” problem is that there are not enough “good guys” with guns to take out the “bad guys.” This is bullshit, of course, because the “bad guys” almost always NRA “good guys”…you know, until they’re not. Now, two more people have been added to the long list of gun lobby’s victims after an ammosexual went on a shooting spree in Oklahoma.
Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples said 911 started receiving calls at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, about a man shooting at vehicles along Interstate 40 in Canadian County — which is next to Oklahoma City. Peoples said the suspect was driving fast and erratically on the interstate and firing into vehicles as he passed. The sheriff said:
He shot so many vehicles that it would have been totally impractical to assume he knew them.”
Two people were murdered during the rampage. The first was identified as 45-year-old Jeffrey Kent Powell who was traveling with his wife in the Caddo County town of Hydro; his wife was uninjured. The second fatality was identified as 63-year-old Billie Jean.
Sometime around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, police arrested Jeremy Doss Hardy, 36, of Pasadena, Texas. Hardy surrendered to police after a 25-mile chase. When he finally stopped, he failed a breathalyzer test and was charged with a DUI. Although police have not released a motive for the shootings, they say that he drove approximately 70 miles and they have no other suspects at this time.
A public records search for Hardy reveals a man matching the police description of him with multiple charges. One of the charges is an “unlawful carrying weapon” charge for which he was convicted.
Republicans and the NRA will claim that this guy isn’t the type of person they support. They will tell you that they only support “lawful” ammosexuals. They will have a slew of excuses and try to distance themselves from another one of the murderers that they have created with their constant flow of “your not a real man unless you have a gun” bullshit, that Americans grow up hearing. This country has such a sick obsession with firearms and the right-wing’s obsession is almost like a creepy, sexual fetish. My colleague, John Prager, perfectly explained how the “good guys” turn into the “bad guys”:
In fact, the NRA and its ammosexual acolytes across the nation have spent years and years convincing the public that the presence of a “good guy with a gun” is the only thing standing in the way of utter disaster. Unfortunately, this belief in the “responsible gun owner” as a warrior chosen by God to protect America from unspecified threats that could happen anywhere at any time has emboldened many gun owners to practice Second Amendment Solutions to pretty much any problem, from petty theft to traffic problems.
That is the America that the NRA and their puppets have created, and the only way to fix it is to get off of our asses and vote as many Republicans out of office as we can.
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