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Second Amendment fever at its most delirious.

I’m not sure how to feel about this story. There are gigantic lapses of judgment on both sides. Actually, it’s even worse from the law enforcement side:


“An arsenal of weapons, several small explosive devices and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found in a Warren house, the site of an explosion Saturday, where an occupant had been under police scrutiny, police said.

The victim was in critical condition Sunday. 

Dwyer said the victim, a man in his 30s, was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital with severe injuries, including the loss of both arms. It was unclear Sunday whether he would survive, Dwyer said.

The man, who Dwyer said had an extensive criminal background involving weapons charges and manufacturing of explosive items, was under investigation prior to the explosion.”


( I give up on the block quoting in WordPress. It’s completely random no matter which method you use. )

So let me get this straight: the victim was already under investigation for weapons violations because he already had a criminal background for weapons violations.

The police issued a warrant AFTER he blew his arms off.

If he hadn’t been disabled by his own idiocy, there’s a good chance he would have used that arsenal on other people but until he blew off his own arms, there was nothing the police could do? Are there no laws about criminals with prior convictions on weapons charges getting arrested for violating parole and having firearms their not supposed to have? Aren’t there laws about not having guns if you have a criminal background? Is this flying under the radar because of the ability to buy guns at gun shows? If law enforcement knows about gun violations, they can do nothing in advance??

Help me out here, I’m having trouble wrapping my head around this fiasco of a clusterfuck.

By the way, lawmakers, your lame, inadequate “bipartisan” gun bill beefs up funding for school security and I seriously object to any taxpayer being saddled with this extra cost. If people insist on having the right to own AR-15’s and thousands of rounds of ammunition, THEY and not US need to pay for it. There needs to be a fee on every assault rifle sold in America to pay for this nonsense that is going to essentially lock children in their school buildings and terrify them that there are unhinged shooters out there waiting to kill them.

Making the rest of us pay for it is an outrage.