Yes, Dear Readers, it's a new month! September is gone, October is here, and it's time to recognize more of the individuals who aspire to reach the lofty heights of ass-clownery. Today being the second Friday of the month, and last Friday having been dedicated to editorial gems, it's the day to recognize our
Right Cheek Ass Clown
and the award goes to
The Home Depot
Last Tuesday at a Home Depot store near Detroit, a man loaded up a shopping cart with more than $1000 worth of power tools and raced out of the store to the parking lot, where an accomplice waited in an SUV with the motor running.
As the thief tossed the stolen tools into the waiting car and jumped in, a woman bystander pulled a concealed handgun from her purse and opened fire on the car as it sped away, possibly hitting one of its tires.
Yes, you read that correctly. A woman with a valid concealed-carry license opened fire on fleeing thieves in a crowded parking lot ... a good girl with a gun working hard to stop a bad guy with a ... carload of stolen tools.
The reactions to the incident, as you might suspect, depended on the political opinions of the person asked. An instructor licensed to train people for concealed carry licenses described it as "my worst nightmare as an instructor," and a commenter on the police department's Facebook page wrote, “Life ain’t Grand Theft Auto* ... You don’t freakin’ shoot at shoplifters!” Another person wrote, “Why in hell is she not arrested for opening fire in a public place that could have mistakenly hit a bystander? ... Shoplifting is a misdemeanor, not a shoot-to-kill offense. They should’ve tackled the woman down for public endangerment.”
Even some gun rights advocates conceded that the woman had made concealed-carry advocates look bad, although they argued she was an exception to the rule of upstanding and responsible heat-packers. Another comment on the Police Facebook page claimed that “Idiots like this one give the liberals that want to take our Second Amendment right away ammunition!”
Ladies and gentlemen, Dear Readers, for her deep draught of the good-guy-with-a-gun-protecting-the-candy-ass liberals Kool Aid ... and, thankfully, for not killing anyone with her stupidity, the Home Depot Shoplifting Avenger is named our Right Cheek Ass Clown for October.
Read what the experts have to say in this article. I'll bet you feel safer now, don't you?
Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday ... more thoughts then.
* A violent video game.