March 2nd, 2024
February 27th, 2024
The Freedom to …

go postal.

February 26th, 2024
SO Iconic an American Scene that, if you Encountered it in a Novel, you’d Complain the Writer Overdid it.

Police responding to an adult overdosing in a car had to negotiate with a 10-year-old boy who was holding a loaded AK-47 that had the safety off, investigators said.

Crowley [Louisiana] police said they were called as Jeremy Leblanc was overdosing in the driver seat of a car in a Dairy Queen parking lot, KLFY reported.

Oberlin’s wife, who was seated in the passenger seat, gave police permission to enter the vehicle and told them that there was cocaine and fentanyl in a cup holder.

Officers found two 9mm handguns near four small children and an AK-47 rifle in a 10-year-old boy’s lap. The gun was loaded and the safety was off, investigators said. After a brief negotiation, officers were able to safely get the weapon from the boy’s hands.

“The child, of course, didn’t want to give it up, to probably either protect his family or didn’t know exactly what was going on. I mean it’s a very scary situation for a child, and officers spoke with him calmly and tried to gain his trust and everything. Of course, it wasn’t a huge struggle, but he was still not letting it go freely,” police chief Jimmy Broussard told KLFY. “It was loaded. It was not on safety, so if … the child [had] panicked and decided to pull that trigger, it would have been much worse of a scene than what we had.”

Leblanc was revived with Narcan. He was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition. He was later arrested on various charges, police said.

Child services were called to take custody of the children.

Jeremy Leblanc, of Oberlin, was arrested on two counts of drug possession, three counts of possession of a firearm in the presence of drugs; and four counts of drug use in the presence of a juvenile.

Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard told Lafayette station KATC that a 10-year-old boy was holding the AK47 rifle with the safety off. The boy initially didn’t want to give the gun to officers, not wanting to give up something he believed was his.


I mean, really: Overdose, AK47, Dairy Queen, drugs in a cupholder, two handguns, Narcan, not one two or three but FOUR kids, one of them refusing to give the loaded AK47 to the police? Right. Pour it on.

February 26th, 2024
What? Just cuz his two year old blew her brains out?

The man faces charges including first-degree child abuse, a felony violation of Michigan’s gun storage law, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and lying to a police officer in a violent crime investigation.

Flint police learned of the shooting after the man took the girl to a hospital. They found two guns in the bedroom of the man’s home: the revolver and a semiautomatic pistol. Both were unsecured and loaded. 

February 25th, 2024
In 2008, UD wrote a ten-part series for Inside Higher Ed…

… on guns. For that series, she visited the palatial NRA headquarters in Virginia, a few miles from her house.

C’est fou comme le temps passe vite! The palace is on the market, from every pore the NRA is bleeding out, and that ol’ sweetie Wayne LaPierre has larceny issues.

Update. Details.

February 24th, 2024
Spring Breaking Point

There will always be scuzzy cities (hello, Myrtle Beach!) where spring breakers can continue to crash cars, rape, and shoot during those two special weeks in March. (This behavior is also all over Myrtle Beach when it isn’t spring break.) But when even SB locales as notorious as Panama City Beach introduce restrictions, you know the event’s really getting out of hand.

I mean, look at Miami Beach! Just look!

And you know it won’t change a thing. Kansas City had close to a thousand police at the Super Bowl shootout; the next Super Bowl celebration will have one National Guard member for each partygoer. But it’s just too easy to whip out your AK47. No one’s going to stop you. Same deal here.

February 22nd, 2024
‘[T]he occasional crackle of the firing range is almost soothing.’

We’re getting there. The daily aural reality of a country with four hundred million plus guns in private hands, and well over a million held by local, state, and federal police forces, means that over time incessant artillery will be normalized here to the point of – in the words of a Rhode Islander who lives down the street from a police department shooting range – “almost soothing.”

Normalized? Romanticized:

Again the guns disturbed the hour,

Roaring their readiness to avenge,

As far inland as Stourton Tower,

And Camelot, and starlit Stonehenge.


Only here it will be

As far coastal as Freedom Tower,

And cold Minot, and starlit Carhenge.

February 19th, 2024
‘It’s heartbreaking that my daughter woke up three days in a row so excited about the parade, and instead she now has the memory of kids her exact age being shot at the parade she was so excited about.’

If everyone at every parade in America were carrying a gun, we would be so much safer.

February 16th, 2024
In response to the age of the Super Bowl parade killers (both are younger than eighteen), the Missouri legislature will demand…

… no lower age limit on the carry and use of any gun.

“The only limit I can think of,” remarked Rep. Travis Smithson (Pemiscot), “is you know say a five year old… He’s going to have trouble hoisting and shooting an AK 47, but we’re also calling for non-mandatory training sessions for toddlers, pre-teens, and teenagers in the handling of assault rifles. It’s also pretty clear these boys the other day didn’t have body armor, which is important for self-defense while shooting. Training sessions will introduce our state’s shooters to various forms of protection.”

February 14th, 2024
‘One Dead, Nine Injured In Super Bowl Parade Shooting: Fire Department’

Quintessential American event the other day: Super Bowl. It lacked only one element to make it totally American.



Update: 21 injured, eight critically.

Let’s see if we can figure out what this was. Er, Kansas City is incredibly bloody. Guns going off all the time killing everyone in sight. So we can hardly be surprised by this massacre, no? We should probably be grateful there weren’t bunches of little massacres popping out all over the parade.

As to motive LOL. Motive. A bunch of drunk/high assholes, average age 18, got excited, started tussling and talking shit, and one got pissed off but really just wanted to pull out his AK 47 and for once USE the fucker rather than just shlep it around with him everywhere. That’s my guess.


Update #2: So far your blogeuse is exactly right. But then she’s been following American carnage for a long time and knows how these things go. Sixteen year olds are totally welcome to openly carry machine guns in Missouri; the legislature totally loves streets running with the blood of dead and dying toddlers. It’s the Missouri way.

February 13th, 2024
‘Sulaiman’s attorney [said] his client forgot the gun was in his truck when [he] was on campus…’

That pesky lil thang! Always forgettin bout it.

February 6th, 2024
The Butcher’s Bill

Ms. Crumbley, 45, was convicted on four counts of involuntary manslaughter, one for each of the four students who were shot to death by her son at Oxford High School on Nov. 30, 2021. The son, Ethan Crumbley, who was 15 at the time, used a pistol to kill Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Justin Shilling, 17; and Hana St. Juliana, 14. Seven other people were injured. The gun was a gift from his parents.

She could – and should – get fifteen years. As I said in an earlier post, she’ll do the world some good by scaring the shit out of other fucked up gunnies who reproduced.

February 3rd, 2024
‘“This case is a very dangerous one for parents out there,” [warned Jennifer Crumbley’s defense lawyer.]’

Let’s hope so. Let’s hope the current high-profile involuntary manslaughter trial scares the bejaysus out of America’s most cretinous heatpackers.

Hey hon says dad as he watches the Crumbleys carted off to jail, maybe we shouldn’t give our violent, schizophrenic kid an AK47 for Christmas…

January 27th, 2024
‘[P]olice have been called to Club Marcella 45 times this year [2023]. One call was for a deadly shooting, 14 calls were for assault and 8 calls were for threats.’

But you wouldn’t want to mess with the special magic that is guns, gangs, and late night clubs… Let’s do nothing and see if things improve…

After all, the club’s gone to a lot of trouble to keep guns out.

 [There are] up to 20 guards on duty, two armed guards outside, two pat-downs at the door, a metal detector and more than 80 surveillance cameras.

And yet the lads keep getting in with guns!


Hold on. Maybe Buffalo is ready to act…

After the fourth shooting at or around Club Marcella this year, the City of Buffalo has shut down the popular nightclub. [The shootings all took place] … in less than a year. On January 29, a security guard was shot in the parking lot. Two weeks later on February 12, one person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting inside the club. The third happened in October.

See? That’s all it takes to shut an American night club down.

January 25th, 2024
Lying, pulling rank; plus speed, alcohol, and guns…

… The only thing missing, for the compleat Republican leadership scandal, is three-way sex.

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