Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. “I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor.
“Oh no, I’m not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick’s Sporting Goods did … they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America.”
|Joshua Proutey, a white male college student, dead: Courtesy of Obama’s sons and daughters|
Turn in our guns, that were legally purchased? So what, we can the police, and a radical, manically fanatical left wing state protect us? But what do we do about those who obtain weapons illegally? Who will protect us from them? What about people who have obtained a weapon through unofficial avenues? [Barber shop conversation in Wentzville about Connecticut shootings ends with shots fired at customer, St. Louis Today, 12-19-12]:
A barber shop patron who fired three times at another customer discussing the Connecticut school shooting has been charged with three felonies.
Lester Davis, 57, of the 400 block of Highland Meadows Place is facing charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon.
According to police, Davis was at the All Cuts Barber Shop, 102 West Pearce Boulevard, about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with five other people.
One of the patrons was discussing last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, and commented that the incident “makes me want to murder the suspect,” police said.
For unknown reasons, Davis took the comment as a threat and asked, “You want to murder me?” Davis then walked out to his Volkswagon sedan, retrieved a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol and fired three times in the customer’s direction, police said.
Davis said “I’ll let you slide,” walked out of the barber shop and drove off in his car, police said.
He later turned himself in to police.
According to court records, Davis is a felon, convicted of second-degree homicide and unlawful possession of a weapon in Middlesex County, N.J., in 1975. Records further state he has been involved in numerous verbal altercations with neighbors, resulting in an order of protection being issued against him.
He told police that the gun he used belongs to his wife.
Bail in Davis’ case is set at $400,000 cash only.
|The Execution of Order 66 is coming…|
Never forget the timely words from the movie Death Wish:
The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman Affair was the first attempt to wedge gun control into the national discourse; however, it turned out Zimmerman was the hero, the episode just another reminder of why having a legally obtained firearm and concealed carry permit is necessary, vital to protecting ones life or property.
Four people were arrested late Sunday and early Monday morning in the downtown shooting death Thursday night of a Cape Fear Community College student robbed of a sandwich, cellphone and two $5 bills.
Christopher Daniel Cromartie Jr., 23, Quintel Raheem Grady, 22, Jasmine Nikole Dottin, 19, and Daniel Edward Henry, 17, are each charged with felony first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Cromartie, Henry and Dottin are each additionally charged with attempted burglary.
Though Cromartie called himself the manager of the Wilmington Coastal Boxing gym on Anderson Street, the president of the non-profit club for at-risk youth said Tuesday that wasn’t true.
During their first appearances in court Monday, District AttorneyBen David said that on the night of the killing, Cromartie, Henry and Dottin attempted to break into a home on South Churchill Road but ran off after alerting the home owners.
With that plan thwarted, the trio met up with Grady.
“The four of them hatched a plot to go downtown to find a victim or victims to rob. (Cromartie), together with Daniel Henry and Quintel Grady, got out of a car being operated by Jasmine Dottin and stalked and followed a woman in the downtown area. She understood she was being stalked, went into her gated yard and began to call 911, but did not. They left her. This was about 20 minutes before Joshua Proutey was shot and killed,” David said.
“They then find Mr. Proutey…. It’s alleged at that time Mr. Quintel Grady approached him demanding his wallet and anything of value. Mr. Proutey produced what was in his wallet, which was $10, and asked if he could keep his ID because it would be hard to replace. At that point he was ordered back into his car and he froze. And it’s alleged that Mr. Grady shot him in the head and killed him.”
The group then fled, taking Proutey’s cash, cellphone and sandwich.
As passers-by found Proutey’s lifeless body in the parking lot next to the Hannah Block Community Arts Center at Second and Orange streets – his car keys still clutched in his hand and the ice in his fountain soda still frozen – a Market Street gas station surveillance camera captured Dottin, Cromartie, Henry and Grady pulling in.
Wilmington Police Department Chief Ralph Evangelous said they put Proutey’s $10 in the tank of their car.
“This was completely random. There is no piece that you can connect Joshua to these people with. He didn’t hang out downtown, he didn’t have any seedy friends,” said his grief-stricken mother Patricia Proutey. “He was everybody’s kid. This could have been anybody’s kid.”
The state failed to provide adequate protection for Joshua Proutey — had he been armed with a concealed weapon, would he have been killed execution style by four black people?
In the case of Lester Davis, he was a black male with a long, undistinguished record of being in trouble with the law: yet he had somehow obtained a firearm through illegal channels.
That is the America the left hopes to create. That is what “gun control” is all about.