Thursday, June 28, 2018


Well, it happened again, like we knew it would- five people were killed in a mass workplace shooting at Annapolis, MD paper Capital Gazette. Among the slain was editor Rob Hiaasen, brother of journalist and novelist Carl Hiaasen. The alleged gunman had a long-standing feud with the staff of the paper for reporting on his stalking conviction (violence against women being a common feature among mass shooters) and just about everyone in Anne Arundel County- and as a bonus, he seemed to be a fan of a certain reporter-threatening ogre.

I am flabbergasted that an individual with his rap sheet and lengthy history of threats could own a firearm- he seems like exactly the violent sociopath that gun laws are supposed to weed out. As for the customary "thoughts and prayers" spouted by everybody who wants to distract the public from the need for gun regulation, reporter Selene San Felice has the last word:

“I just don’t know what I want right now, right? But I’m gonna need more than a couple days of news coverage and some thoughts and prayers because it’s — our whole lives have been shattered. And so thanks for your prayers, but couldn’t give a fuck about them if there’s nothing else.”


mikey said...

Don't be flabbergasted. It's EASY to get guns in America. That's the problem. Whether or not he bought his weapons legally, he was NEVER going to have any problem acquiring firearms. From what I heard, he used a shotgun - not an AR, not a handgun. That makes the whole thing even more difficult.

But come on. If he wanted a an assault rifle, or a hand grenade, or a kilo of semtex, he wasn't going to have any trouble getting it - it might have been illegal, but I don't think that was something that bothered him a great deal...

Anonymous said...

This is America. " Guns and cars, if one don't get you the other one will."