Brickbat: Misfiring

MGMMGMPolice in Bloomfield, Connecticut, arrested Joseph Stravinkas on charges of breach of peace in the second degree, threatening in the second degree and interfering with an officer. They initially reported he had been standing on a street corner and pulled out a rifle as a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama passed by. But the next day they acknowledged he'd actually been arrested about a half hour before the motorcade passed by after someone spotted him plinking cans with a BB gun in the backyard of a house near the motorcade route.

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  • ||

    Your papers are not in order.

  • Generic Stranger||

    You'll shoot your eye out be arrested by thugs, kid.

  • John Galt||

    The most transparently dishonest administration in history.

  • WTF||

    "...they acknowledged he'd actually been arrested about a half hour before the motorcade passed by after someone spotted him plinking cans with a BB gun in the backyard of a house..."

    How is that even remotely illegal?

  • ||

    Because fuck you, that's why.

  • John Galt||

    Because our king does not tolerate anything even remotely resembling a firearm in the hands of the peasantry?

  • Counterfly||

    You think the forefathers ever envisaged BB guns when they wrote the Bill of Rights?!

  • $park¥||

    Of course they did, they were all using BB guns back then. Theirs were just powder powered instead of air powered.

  • db||

    It's all adiabatic expansion of compressed gases behind a free piston.

  • SIV||

    Lewis and Clark carried high tech Austrian assault BB gun repeaters with 20 round mags. Really. They used them for demonstrations when meeting potentially hostile Indians to give them the false impression that all their guns were "assault weapons".

  • Drake||

    All civil rights are suspended in a 5 miles radius from our supreme ruler. Ignorance of his presence is not a defense - it's your responsibility to know where he is at all times.

  • some guy||

    ...it's your responsibility to know where he is at all times.

    But diligently tracking his location will be seen as a threat. You have to ride a pretty thin line.

  • John Galt||

    If you don't like it don't blame the Royal Family for your decision to not be born into the Party Nobility.

  • Jerry on the boat||

    You think you'll be fine if you don't have any golf courses in a 10-mile radius from your home.

  • ||

    It's good to be the king.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk47saogI8o

  • John Galt||

    Even when the King is a bit of a Queen.

  • Lord Humungus||

    you'll shoot your eye out, kid.

  • WomSom||

    Sometimes man you jsut have to roll with the punches!

    www.AnonHit.tk

  • Question of Auban||

    We all must bow down to the God that is the President of the United States. Any disrespect or unseemliness in or near his godliness is unacceptable.

  • Virginian||

    Anyone who has the notion that we still live in a republic is a moron. I mean, we are one Act of Ennoblement away from going full feudal.

  • Counterfly||

    And I, for one, can't wait for that Act!

  • Virginian||

    Pretty soon the Bushes, Obamas, and Clintons will start marrying each other. Then we'll have proper nobles. See you think the Clinton's are extinct in the male line, but if Bill legitimizes his bastards, he'll be the Walder Frey of America.

  • ||

    he'll be the Walder Frey Roose Bolton of America

  • Jon Lester||

    Funny how foreign media have perceived our system as a fascist duopoly for a long time, yet the average American is aghast at the very suggestion, evidence notwithstanding.

  • Restoras||

    Pretty soon, people taking target practice at 300 yards will be under suspician.

  • $park¥||

    Pretty soon? You trainin' to be a sniper, son?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    When will we get serious and ban rifled barrels?

  • GILMORE||

    ""he'd actually been arrested about a half hour before the motorcade passed by after someone spotted him plinking cans with a BB gun in the backyard of a house near the motorcade route""

    Oliver Stone believes there is more to this story

  • sarcasmic||

    The Land of the Free and the home of the Brave.

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