The Simpsonville Gun & Pawn shop in Simpsonville, S.C. is tapping into anger over President Obama’s endless calls for gun control with a unique marketing strategy: “Want to piss off Obama? Buy a gun!”
Pawn shop owner Mark Teal told WDBD:
Its mainly just to sell guns, but theres a little bit of political connotation to it also, said Mark Teal, owner of Simpsonville Gun and Pawn.
Its a political connotation, according to Teal, stemming from President Obamas address to the country Sunday night regarding terrorism and gun control.
Congress should act to make sure that no one on a no-fly list should be able to buy a gun, said President Obama in his thirteen minute address to the nation.
Teal also commented on how the president gets Secret Service protection for his family, but he wants to deny that same protection to ordinary Americans:
I just think its strange that he has 24 hour security, his children and wife have 24 hour security with armed guards everywhere they go [and] its ok for them to have armed guards, but its not ok for us to protect ourselves.
Well said, Mr. Teal.
President Obama really has been good news for gun manufacturers. Shares in gun stocks have soared in the past 7 years:
And gun sales are booming since the terrorist attack in San Bernardino:
Kind of the opposite of what President Obama wanted to happen.
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/10/want-to-piss-off-obama-gun-shop-in-s-c-tries-unique-marketing-strategy/
The feel good story of the night comes to us from Morton, Ill. and involves a 75-year-old Army veteran who fought off a crazed 19-year-old who threatened his class of chess studentswith two knives:
From the Tribune:
James Vernon was teaching a chess class with 16 children at Morton Public Library when authorities say 19-year-old Dustin Brown entered the room with two knives. According to a court affidavit, Brown told police afterward that he “failed in his mission to kill everyone.”
“He actually ran into the room yelling, ‘I’m going to kill some people!’ He was holding two knives,” Vernon told the Pekin Daily News. Vernon described the knives as “hunting types” with “fixed blades about 5 inches” long.
Vernon suffered “two cut arteries and a tendon” while defending the kids and credits the knife-fighting skills he learned in the Army for allowing him to delay Brown enough to get the kids to safety:
There were no more potential victims in the room. He focused on me. There was no more talking, but Vernon watched what Brown did with his knives and learned.
I knew he was right-handed. He was whittling on his left arm with the one in that hand, making small cuts. He was trying to scare me, and he did. But if Brown attacked, I knew which hand it was coming from.
Brown slashed from the right towards Vernon, who blocked the blade with his left hand. I should have hit his wrist. Thats how youre trained, but its been half a century, he said.
First rule of combat: Be fast and vigorous, said Vernon, who was trained but never served in combat. Vernons medium build was enough to overcome his smaller attacker.
Well done, sir!
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/16/apparently-one-way-to-stop-a-bad-guy-with-2-knives-is-with-an-unarmed-75-year-old-army-veteran/
Today, Hillary Clinton is doing what she does best: Ragin’.
In her crosshairsdu jour? The NRA:
And Piers Morgan couldn’t be happier. He’s so thrilled, in fact, that he’s pledged his support. Well, hypothetically, at least:
Awww, isn’t that special? Shame he can’t actually vote for her.
Heh. Couple that good news with the fact that Piers is basically the kiss of death, and we can pretty much guarantee that Hillary will fall flat on her face.
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/15/good-news-hillary-musket-morgan-just-told-you-how-to-win-his-nonexistent-vote/