Friday, February 12, 2010

LGF: The Canker Sore You Just Keep on Licking

I've been posting a lot lately about what a 'tard Charles at LGF can be. Today is no exception. We have the LGF headline: Man charged with stockpiling weapons: Tea Partier and Palin Fan. This eye-roll inducing headline is typical of Charles' take on us knuckle draggers. Let's have a closer look. Charles sums up the situation:
A Massachusetts man arrested Tuesday and charged with possessing explosives and a stockpile of weapons was a tea partier and a fan of Sarah Palin.
Massachusetts. Great place to start for those of us who know the secret gun-nut handshake. They have a law in MA against possessing "a stockpile of weapons"? News to me, but I'm not surprised. I'm also not convinced that it's even true. On the LGF webpage, Charles quotes from an article on the subject:
As we reported yesterday, Gregory Girard, a Manchester technology consultant, was found with a stash of military grade weapons, explosive devices including tear gas and pepper ball canisters, camouflage clothing, knives, handcuffs, bulletproof vests and helmets, and night vision goggles, say police.
Oh. Brother. He had a "stash of military grade weapons"? I have that, I think... I'm not entirely sure what constitutes a stash. He had camo clothing? OMG?!??!!! Oh, wait, I have that too. Turns out to be handy for turkey hunting. Night vision goggles??!? OMG!!?? Call SWAT!!!

Then we find that he's a "Tea Partier and Palin Fan." Big freaking whoop. Out of the 10 bazillion "Tea Partiers and Palin Fans" we find a lone nutter. You can find nutters everywhere if you look hard enough. But let's get back to the weapons angle. The second linked, but unquoted, article is a little more specific:
Girard, who lived at 23B Bridge St., with his wife and 16-year-old son, was charged with four counts of possession of grenade type explosive devices — including tear gas and explosive pepper ball canisters — and four counts of possession of dangerous weapons which include two police fixed batons and two police expandable batons.
Ah, so there's the problem, the "grenade type explosives." Not really sure what those are. And batons. Seriously? The guy did own some guns so the news outfit obviously is going to show a pic of the "stockpile":

So that's a stockpile, eh? He's got a bunch of bolt action hunting rifles, some with wood stocks, and some with synthetic stocks, all very common to deer hunting. He's got what looks like a flare gun and maybe a couple pistols. And he's got a single "sporter" version of an AK type weapon (note the lack of the evil pistol grip). Talk about lame, the dude's got no tactical cred at all. Stockpile my ass.

What we do have is a guy with emotional problems, obviously getting a little too paranoid, and he's got a bunch of rifles, none of them very interesting. Any particular reason why the number of rifles is important? Can a lone nutter shoot with more than one bolt action rifle at a time? The guy only has two hands. Come on people, lame lame lame.


Blogger Tam said...

I have more Mausers than he has guns.

2/13/2010 9:36 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

I have more calibers than he has guns :-)

I suspect you have more than me.

2/14/2010 9:16 PM  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Mass has weird-stupid laws about sticks re the "baton". A broom handle is an illegal and lethal weapon there as is a paint-roller handle (Home Depot - Merchant of Death!) but a baseball bat is not because of the imprinted words "Louisville"...

2/19/2010 10:15 AM  

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