Elk, I have been to California many times and have visited Yosemite too (the most visited national Park in the nation. Beautiful.) My statement still stands. California has suffered droughts in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. Why haven't you guys on the left (supposedly with all the brains), found a solution to this problem? They can't continue to live off of the Colorado River. Why don't we hear more of this? (Desalinization plants, pipelines, etc). If they stopped voting Democrat for a while, they might get something accomplished. The left has created such a fiscal mess out there now they are waiting for the rest of the nation bail them out. It is time they come down off the Mary Jane cloud and did something constructive. So what say you now?
Elk, Americans started buying up guns and ammo when Obama started mucking up the situation by trying to skirt the second amendment. As far as guns are concerned he is his own worst enemy and is responsible for increasing the amount of guns in society and you guys on the left are right behind him.
"Guns in the home increase risk:"
Take ya gun facts, elky-san, and file it in that crack, where the sun don't shine.....hehehehehehehehe
Bottom line, the home owner is still alive, and America has one less handout zombie to waste our limited resources on.....consider the savings....hehehehehehehe
Elk, ace gave credit to where it was due, to the greatest generation. Nobody but a hateful American detractor would argue with that. What is the matter with you and your abiding hate for our country? Racism has no place in this regardless of what you may say about retention camps during the war.
Japan was my first and probably my best overseas tour. I found the country and its people fascinating, extremely bright, polite, respectful and friendly toward Americans. Many, many servicemen and (surprise!), including right-wingers, married Japanese women and took them home to the states. Would you call them racists? You rather loosely throw that term around. You should learn to use it correctly because you have not. Japan was an arch enemy and brutal towards our POWs during the war. Their rape of Nanking, China will go down as one of the worst massacres in history. You have to understand differences between then and now. Today, Japan is our friend and ally.
FACT SHEET: ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS
Guns in the home increase risk: Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts.
For every one time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally
justifiable shooting, there were 4 unintentional shootings, 7 criminal assaults or homicides,and 11 attempted or completed suicides.
DEATHS: From 2005-2010, almost 3,800 people in the U.S. died from unintentional shootings. More than a third of the victims were under 25 years of age.
INJURIES: In 2010, unintentional firearm shootings caused the deaths of 606 people.
MORE GUNS = MORE ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS: People of all age groups are significantly more likely to die from unintentional firearm injuries when they live in states with more guns, relative to states with fewer guns.
o On average, states with the highest gun ownership levels had 9 times the rate of unintentional firearms deaths compared to states with the lowest gun ownership levels.
A federal government study of unintentional shootings found that 8% of such shooting deaths resulted from shots fired by children under the age of six.
YOUTH AND ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS: Over 1,300 victims of unintentional shootings for the period 2005–2010 were under 25 years of age.
For kids ages 5 to 14, the mortality rate is 14 times higher in high gun ownership states than low gun ownership states. For infants and toddlers, ages 0 to 4, the mortality rate is 17 times higher in high gun ownership states than low gun ownership states.
The majority of people killed in firearm accidents are under age 24, and most of these young people are being shot by someone else, usually someone their own age. The shooter is typically a friend or family member, often an older brother.
Re: “just think elk, if this homeowner did not have a gun, we would be reading about a thug who broke into his home and killed him. Fortunately he had one and he can shoot straight. One for the good guys.LMAO” by acehole
OHIO MAN SHOOTS SON DEAD AFTER MISTAKING HIM FOR INTRUDER: COPS
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DAD ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SON IN HEAD
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1) STEPDAD WHO SHOT TEEN STEPDAUGHTER BY ACCIDENT IS FORMERLY DECORATED FORT CARSON OFFICER – December 26, 2013
“A man who told police he shot and killed his 14-year-old stepdaughter after mistaking her for a burglar is a 29-year-old Fort Carson officer with multiple deployments behind him and a Bronze Star for service. Sources on Wednesday confirmed that 2nd Lt. Daniel R. Meade is at the center of the tragedy that has drawn headlines across the world.”
Some of that news coverage from around the world is available here, here, and here.
2) RONALD WESTBROOK, ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT, KILLED AFTER BEING MISTAKEN FOR INTRUDER: COPS – November 28, 2013
New York Daily News — “The shooter, Joe Hendrix, is not facing charges for fatally shooting 72-year-old Ronald Westbrook, who tried to get into his northwest Georgia home early Wednesday. Authorities say Westbrook was lost and disoriented.“
Other stories are available here, here, and here.
3) POLICE: POLK MOM MISTAKES DAUGHTER FOR BOYFRIEND, SHOOTS AND KILLS HER – November 27, 2013
WINTER HAVEN — A 26-year-old Winter Haven woman is dead and her 52-year-old mother has been charged with shooting her in an apparent case of mistaken identity, police said.
4) Homeowner Says He Shot Renisha McBride in the Face By Accident – November 7, 2013
“mistook Ms McBride for an intruder”
5) HIGH SCHOOL TRACK STAR SHOT AND KILLED AFTER JUMPING OUT OF CLOSET IN PRANK GONE HORRIBLY WRONG: FATHER – SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
Colorado “The 18-year-old girl and her cousin apparently snuck into her house about 8 p.m. Friday to scare her brother and friend. But when Nerrek Daniel Galley, 21, heard a noise he shot and then identified the teen later, police say.”
CNN has discussion about the case available here.
6) ORLANDO BOY SHOOTS, KILLS YOUNGER BROTHER, 12, AFTER MISTAKING HIM FOR A HOME INVADER – MARCH 23, 2013
“A 12-year-old mistaken for a home invader in Florida was shot and killed by his older brother in a heartbreaking tragedy. The midday incident in Orlando was an accident, police said. The 16-year-old and younger brother were home alone when the older boy heard noises, feared an intruder and shot and killed his brother. Realizing the mistake, the boy called 911.“
Other news stories are available here, here, here, here, and here.
7) CALEB GORDLEY SHOT AND KILLED IN STERLING, VIRGINIA – MARCH 18, 2013
“Loudoun County Sheriff’s officials say that between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Sunday, a homeowner in the 4500 block of Pullman Court shot and killed a juvenile intruder. Before the shooting, an alarm was activated inside the home, and the homeowner says he discovered 16-year-old Caleb A. Gordley on the stairwell.”
“Sterling teenager shot and killed after entering wrong home: A Sterling teenager was shot and killed after he apparently entered a home thinking it was his own and was mistaken for a burglar or home invader. Police said Caleb Gordley, 16, had been drinking and entered a neighbor’s home through a back window.“
8) Police: Man mistakes wife for intruder, shoots her – March 10, 2013
“The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a man mistook his pregnant wife for an intruder at their Terrace Heights home and shot her, leaving her in critical condition. Deputy Robert Udell says investigators don’t suspect any criminal activity, and that the woman’s husband is cooperating. Udell says the woman is eight weeks pregnant. She was shot once early Friday morning in the couple’s bedroom. She is in the hospital in critical but stable condition. The couple’s names were not released. Both are in their twenties.“
The woman ended up dying from the shooting.
1) Lawton, Oklahoma: MAN SHOOTS WIFE; CLAIMS HE THOUGHT SHE WAS INTRUDER — September 24, 2013
“Officers were called to a house near 7th and G Avenue at 3 a.m. on reports a 34-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder. Her husband was also there. They both tell police it was an accident. The husband claims he thought his wife was an intruder because they’ve been dealing with burglars. He told police he saw a shadowy figure standing in his bedroom so he fired a 30 caliber rifle before learning it was his wife.“
2) TEEN SHOT AFTER RELATIVE MISTAKES HIM FOR AN INTRUDER – November 18, 2013
“When 55-year-old James Wolf heard some noise coming from the back of his house around midnight Sunday, he grabbed his handgun. He was fearing someone was trying to break in, and through the shadows, he saw a figure standing there. “He told the subject to freeze. The subject didn’t say anything, started walking towards him, and that’s when James Wolf fired one shot,” said Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Cristen Rensel. Wolf hadn’t shot an intruder. He shot his 17-year-old nephew who lives at the house. The bullet went through Taylor Titus’s arm.“
just think elk, if this homeowner did not have a gun, we would be reading about a thug who broke into his home and killed him. Fortunately he had one and he can shoot straight. One for the good guys.LMAO
LMAO that's hilarious elk ,keep trying. but when i see that on TV i just laugh and wonder what all the independents are thinking.losers punching cops, spitting on people going to the rally. I just love it. President Trump has a nice ring to it. LMAO LMAO
Interestingly, acehole, this is the same kind of scenario in which many hyperactive gun toters have very tragically shot and killed or wounded their own children or spouses.
Another great one, acehole. For all you know most of the rioters are probably hired by Trump so idiots like you can continue your GODAWFUL self-righteousness and stupidity.
Dickw, i think what you are trying to say is:
the republicans ?.. Dominated american political life for 50 years and were never anything but monsters. They bred in their voters the incredible attitude that republicans were the only people within our borders who raised children, loved their country, died in battle or paid taxes. They even sullied the word "american" by insisting they were the only real ones. They preferred lubbock to paris, and their idea of an intellectual was newt gingrich. Their leaders, from ralph reed to bill frist to tom delay to rick santorum to romney and ryan, were an interminable assembly line of shrieking, witch-hunting celibates, all with the same haircut ? the kind of people who thought iran-contra was nothing, but would grind the affairs of state to a halt over a #$%$ or terri schiavo's feeding tube. ??
Elk did you see this MORE RACISM
Bryce Dejean-Jones, who showed bright potential for the Pelicans, has died at age 23, the Ames (Iowa) Tribune reported Saturday.
The Tribune cited confirmation from the Dallas County, Texas, coroner's office. Per The Dallas Morning News, Dejean-Jones suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday morning and bled to death.
According to police, Dejean-Jones was shot after he broke into a Dallas apartment about 3:20 a.m. The man in the apartment woke up, grabbed his handgun and
reportedly "called out" to see who was there, but didn't receive an answer.
Re: "... They are the only reason we are not speaking German today."
This is the peak of idiocy, acehole. You may not be speaking German but you and your pals, though be it in English, are speaking RACISM and #A*ISM.
dickw, why don't you go to CA and look for yourself, you clown. Try a place like Yosemite above which no water gets diverted to the ocean or whatever nut job place Trump tries to tell you.
Trump is the one taking advantage. As he said, if he shot someone on 5th Ave, NYC, for no reason you RWNJs really would proclaim him a great hero.
Re: "... after eight years of Democrat control of the government ..."
dickw, I guess you never heard of fellows like Mitch McConnell and what he and his pals met to discuss as soon as Obama was elected.
Re: "Stupidity can come in many forms. This time it comes this time it comes disguised as Brad Thor."
I do have to admit, dickw, this is a truly great statement about stupidity.
#4 - he also received the most votes AGAINST him in primary history. That should also concern you. And, it was just a fraction of Repub voters that voted as compared to the general elections.....facts Skippy.