For ages, we’ve been lectured guns kill and injury people by themselves. Now the same people are saying people actually shoot people. Who would have thought it?
I can’t t think anyone who has not been in a coma the last ten days doesn’t know of the shooting of Ralph Yarl, a black 16-year-old, by Andrew Lester, an 84-year-old white male. Thank God Mr. Yarl was not injured as badly as he could have been. A shot to the head at close range is often times fatal with only one bullet. The young man is still alive and recovering at home, which is a great sign.
Now I’ve reviewed reports on this incident, and of course it’s racist. It’s black and white, so of course it’s racial, the race industry is fully deployed (Benjamin Crump is really preparing a lawsuit). But I find something very curious. From CNN:
A Black teenager who authorities say was shot in the head by an 84-year-old White homeowner after going to the wrong Kansas City address received a positive prognosis but still faces a long road to recovery, according to his attorneys…
Also on Wednesday, the homeowner, Andrew Lester, entered a not guilty plea in court on felony charges of assault in the first degree and armed criminal action.
“…He’s home and looks great. Ralph is a WALKING MIRACLE with a head of steel,” (activist and family spokesperson Shaun) King wrote in the (Instagram) post, which Merritt reposted. “Had the bullet hit his head a fraction of an inch in any other direction he would probably be dead right now.”
Lester, who is out on $200,000 bond, attempted to speak with the judge throughout the proceeding but was not argumentative. Part of his bond conditions include reporting to police within 24 hours and once a month afterward. He cannot possess any weapons, must surrender his passport and remain in Missouri, and is ordered not to have any contact with Yarl or Yarl’s family members.
He is scheduled to be back in court on June 1.
“While charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation,” prosecutors said in a statement. “We are continuing to work with law enforcement to gather any and all evidence available in this case…”
…The arraignment and health update come less than a week after Lester allegedly shot Ralph in the head and arm after the teen rang the man’s doorbell. Police and Ralph’s family said he was trying to pick up his siblings but went to the wrong address.
The homeowner opened fire through a locked glass door without any words exchanged because he thought the teen was trying to break in and was “scared to death” due to the boy’s size, according to statements in a probable cause document obtained by CNN.
The incident was one of a number of shootings in the past week involving young people being met with gunfire after apparently going to the wrong place in error. In rural New York, a 20-year-old woman who was in a vehicle that pulled into a wrong driveway was fatally shot by the homeowner, and in Texas, two cheerleaders were shot in a supermarket parking lot after one mistook a man’s vehicle for her own…
…Ralph and his mother, Cleo Nagbe, spoke with President Joe Biden by phone on Monday evening, a White House official told CNN. The conversation also covered their families, their love of music and Ralph’s dream of pursuing a chemical engineering degree at Texas A&M University, the official said. Vice President Kamala Harris also spoke with Ralph on Tuesday afternoon, according to Merritt…
In all this, what is curious? Where is Moms Demand Action, Everytown For Gun Safety, David Camera Hog Hogg, Rosie O’Donnell (well, honestly, we don’t need to see her), and all the others usual suspects screaming, “IT’S THE GUNS!”? In late March a transvestite with an “assault style weapon and pistol” attacked a private school in Nashville, killing 3 kids and 3 adults, And the usual suspects could not be shut up. Rosie got on her Twitter page and screeched about banning every “AR-15.” The geniuses on such great intellectual shows like The View were out blaming the NRA and the GOP before the scene had been cleared. Democrats invaded the Tennessee capital, led by three radicals who call themselves legislators, demanding they “end gun violence,” whatever that means this week.
Hell, it’s been almost a month and we still don’t have the Nashville shooter’s manifesto. Like Obama’s and Mrs. Bill Clinton’s dissertations, secured better than they secure classified documents. You would think they have something to hide. Bit I digress.
I know the rent-a-mobs are screaming about an old man shooting a young black man only because he’s black. In all fairness, Mr. Yarl did knock late at night, and per Mr. Lester, tried to force the door open. Does this justify shooting Mr. Yarl? Let’s just say we need more information. I AM NOT justifying what Mr. Lester did. I am saying this is early in the investigation, let the full story come out before everything else. Remember the greatest lie of the 21st Century, “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!”
Back to the shooting of Mr. Yarl, no one that I’ve seen is screaming to ban .32 caliber “assault pistols” or other “weapons of war” (both undefined). The usual people are screaming why Mr. Lester was initially released, then arrested later. Currently he is out on bond, awaiting his trial, and they are screeching about that. These are the people who wanted “bond reform.” You wanted it, you got it.
Again, look at how the two shootings (Nashville and Kansas City) has been reacted to. Nashville, the gun is blamed. Kansas City, the shooter is blamed. Interesting, in one case, an inanimate object (a firearm) is blamed, in the later incident, the shooter is blamed. After one or another case of a nationally known shooting, I’ve had to explain to screeching libtards that guns do not fire by themselves (Are you listening Alex Baldwin?). They need to be obtained, loaded, a round locked into the chamber (semi-automatic), the shooter goes to his target area, he aims and fires. In all that, I don’t see anything the firearm does automatically.
Interesting. It seems guns don’t kill, but people kill people. Who would have ever thunk it?
Michael A. Thiac is a retired Army intelligence officer, with over 23 years experience, including serving in the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the Middle East. He is also a retired police patrol sergeant, with over 22 years’ service, and over ten year’s experience in field training of newly assigned officers. He has been published at The American Thinker, PoliceOne.com, and on his personal blog, A Cop’s Watch.
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