Pro-gun group tries to intimidate local officials

Stray bullets striking people's homes, but when local government officials try to protect citizens from this recklessness, the gun nuts threaten political retribution.

GRNC President Paul Valone has told commissioners that his group will take political action against anyone who votes for the revised ordinance.

"We are capable of lighting up their world," Valone has said. "When somebody comes to take your rights, then offers to compromise by taking only half your rights, that's not a compromise. That's a loss."

Your rights extend as far as one of your stray bullets can fly, but the family struggling to pay for a house on a quarter-acre plot has no right to not get shot by one of those bullets. Gotcha.

At the core of this story is a Baptist preacher/gun store owner that has his neighbor ducking for cover:

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched several times to investigate claims of reckless gun use at Eddie Jordan's property. Jordan is pastor of Faith Baptist Church and owner of the Second Amendment gun shop in Selma. While he was target shooting, bullets discharged on Jordan's range hit his neighbor's fence and house.

And a word or two from said neighbor:

"You just wait until your family calls you at work because some fool is firing toward your house ... and your wife calls you from her closet," said Scott Andrews, whose home was the one hit by Jordan's stray bullets. "You just wait until you have to tell your little girl that she can't go play outside ... and sheriffs tell you there's nothing they can do about it."

Comments

Crazy

I'm more pro 2nd Amendment than 99% of the people out there, but I was very troubled with the article. This is nuts. One of the basic rules of gun safety and one that the NRA(I'm a member) is big on is knowing what is BEYOND your target. Accidents happen, but if this guy's rounds are hitting others' fences and houses downrange with anything approaching regularity, he is being very irresponsible.

Approaching regularity...

SPLib wrote:

....if this guy's rounds are hitting others' fences and houses downrange with anything approaching regularity, he is being very irresponsible.

I think you meant to say "anything approaching once."

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Dreaming of God

This story gets weirder by the minute:

Vickie Jordan and her husband, Eddie, were all set to open a gun store in Smithfield, but they were missing one thing: the name.

When she finally got to sleep, Vickie Jordan said, she dreamed that God told her to name it after the Second Amendment - the constitutional right to bear arms - but to call it the Second Amen-ment Gun Shop.

"I said, 'All right, Lord, I get the picture,' " Vickie Jordan said.

She forgot the part of the dream where God said, "Oh yeah, make sure that dumbass Eddie builds an earthen berm for his shooting range so his bullets won't go flying all over My Green Earth."

God loves guns

that's why He made the Second Amendment. It goes right along with His other commandments, especially the "thou shalt not kill."

I'm sure the baby Jesus is proud of the Jordans. After all, they were named after a holy river, or maybe a bunch of freakin' almonds?


Nuts either way.

Jordan has another meaning

Checkout the first definition here.

seems to fit rather nicely.

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Ha!

Very funny. Thanks for that one. I needed a laugh.

Guns! God! In Lizard Lick gone wild!

GRNC President Paul Valone has told commissioners that his group will take political action against anyone who votes for the revised ordinance.

"We are capable of lighting up their world," Valone has said* N&O Story

No doubt Paul has watch too many recent Tea Party War Mongering Movies when they say "light them up dude, there are too many Muslin terrorists in that Johnston County Outhouse"..

Vickie Jordan and her husband, Eddie, were all set to open a gun store in Smithfield, but they were missing one thing: the name.

When she finally got to sleep, Vickie Jordan said, she dreamed that God told her to name it after the Second Amendment - the constitutional right to bear arms - but to call it the Second Amen-ment Gun Shop.

"I said, 'All right, Lord, I get the picture,' " Vickie Jordan said.* BlueNC Story

No doubt Sister Vickie is confusing her Meth lab in the Trailer Park as God's HeadQuarters on Earth

* footnote on Lizard Lick..Lizard Lick North Carolina really exsists and is located just west of Johnston County and rates as the number 2 cable TV show about the Lizard Lick Repo company and it's ability to repo anything that is not nail down by the local Republican Rednecks..You can find it on Truth TV every week with thrilling "Smackdown" fantasy issues...http://lizardlicktowing.com/

This is the "extended castle doctrine"

Not only can you shoot anyone on your property with impunity, now you can shoot anyone within range of your property.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR