May 9, 2009

Stupid Story of the Weekend

A Texas couple thought that a man, his 7-year-old son, his 5-year old daughter and a 30-year old family friend were trespassing on their land.

They did the obvious, sensible thing that anyone would do. They shot at them with their shotgun, killing the 7-year-old and seriously wounding the friend.

Turns out the family, who were off-roading, weren't even on the couple's land.

I've heard people brag about how, if someone came onto their land, they'd shoot them. They're proud of it. They think it's their right to express themselves with lead. Trespassers are the devil! Even the thought that someone might be trespassing is the devil! They like to talk about it. It's fun to talk about shooting people!

Just in case you think this is nothing more than a horrible accident:

The Houston Chronicle reported that suspects live in a small house on stilts with a rebel flag flying from the roof. A sign posted out front reads: "Trespassers will be shot. Survivers will be reshot!! Smile I will."

Bishop said the district attorney could upgrade the charges to murder on Monday.

Shoot dem survivers! There's a goddamn TV show and you can't even spell the word right. But you sure know how to aim a shotgun. [golf clap]

Posted by James at May 9, 2009 5:34 PM
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If that isn't about the ugliest thing I've read in a long time...

Posted by: Bull at May 9, 2009 11:35 PM

This brought up an old memory for me when I was a child of about 7. My family, which included my parents, older brother and sister, and baby sister riding on a bike seat on my dad's handlebars, went out for a bike ride in the New Jersey countryside near the shore. We pulled to the side of the road where there was a nice grassy spot and sat down for a picnic lunch when this crazy old lady came out waving a shovel screaming "Get off my property!!! Get off my property!!!"
Now, I was only 7 at the time, so, maybe we were on a front lawn or something, I don't know. But my parents were respectful people, so I am assuming it was a field on a farm. My mom and dad scrambled our stuff together and kept apologizing but she kept coming toward us with the shovel. I and my older sister started crying and my mom was shaking.
In light of this story, I'm sure glad she didn't have a gun.

Posted by: elyzabeth at May 10, 2009 12:18 PM

Amen to that.

Posted by: James at May 10, 2009 5:00 PM

That just makes me ill.

Posted by: briwei at May 10, 2009 5:44 PM

People are idiots. I heard a story on NPR a year or so ago about some hikers out in Appalachia who were gunned down by some hick because they wandered onto his property by mistake. There ought to be an IQ test given to people who try to buy guns, and if you are a friggin' moron, you don't get one.

Posted by: Chuck S, at May 25, 2009 11:56 PM

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