Man in Florida (Classic) Shot Over Texting During Previews. Threw Popcorn in Assailants Face.

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http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/movie-theater-witnesses-no-punches-only-popcorn-thrown-before-shooting/2160911

A few days ago a a man was shot by an ex-police officer, age 71, for texting during the previews to a movie. The victim, Chad Oulson, was a former Navy petty officer and was texting his three year old daughter when the altercation occurred. Initially I didn’t blog about this because it is incredibly tragic. The fact that a man was fatally shot at all is ridiculous and over texting during previews to a movie is just bananas. The movie both men were attending was Lone Survivor. The action movie, based on a book, about several United States marines and them fighting for their country. You know, defending our civil liberties and what not. Ensuring that we can carry our guns wherever we please and shoot whomever we want in the chest.

After events like this, people always try to go after guns. It never works. There’s too much pushback. “Oh it was just an isolated event.” “Don’t ruin it for everybody.” “That dude was just crazy.” The excuse train comes chugging along out of nowhere. So if we’re not going to limit rights to carry and we’re not going to start putting more money into mental health and trying to figure out why America has the most crazies per capita, we better ban movie theater popcorn. Did you see how it all went down? Argument arises. Words exchanged. Then popcorn gets thrown and all hell breaks loose. Ex-police officers claims he thought he was in danger or something and blasts Chad Oulson in the chest. I’m pretty sure precedent has been set for popcorn being used as a deadly weapon, see Redenbacher’s v Wade. Clearly, we can’t take away the guns and we can’t stop people from carrying guns because it’s a constitutional right, so we have to get rid of the popcorn.

BAN POPCORN! POPCORN KILLS! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH UNREGISTERED POPCORN IS SOLD AT PICTURE SHOWS!?!?! DOWN WITH POPCORN! DOWN WITH POPCORN! THINK OF THE CHILDREN! PARENTS MAKE SURE YOU LOCK UP YOUR POPCORN AND TEACH YOUR CHILDREN POPCORN SAFETY!

Seriously though, I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with America, but people need to start taking fucking responsibility and there should be a zero tolerance policy for killing someone with a gun. The fact that this might once again come down to a fucking stand your ground law case is absolutely inexcusable. Everyone who kills someone with a gun should be held without bail until trial. You want to own a gun fine, but you better be fucking ready to explain why you took someone’s goddamn life or you’re gonna spend a long time in jail as you should. Hope this 71 year old rots for the rest of his days. Fucking dirtbag.

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