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I don't care where you are in the gun debate.

I don't. Second amendment yourself off. Grind away at it. Whatever floats your boat. Stockpile rusty meat cleavers and AR-15s. Whatever.

But for the love of God......can we at LEAST have a civil discussion about idiots?

This morning a gas station I pass by WAY TOO OFTENwas robbed by a masked dude who wanted the petty amount of cash in the drawer and several cartons of cigarettes. Supposedly he had a revolver on him, but he used both hands to empty the money drawer into a bag, so if he did have it it wasn't in his hand. Whatever. At least the asshole had the good sense not to discharge the thing.

Criminal asshole dude then led the clerk to a room to get cartons of cigarettes, at which point the clerk pulled out a gun and fired TEN ROUNDS at the guy robbing the gas station as the thief fled like a bat out of a Dick Cheney interview. Never seen a man run so fast as in the gas station video.

So Heroic Clerk is going BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM out the window of the damned convenience store RIGHT INTO what's normally A VERY BUSY street. Rambo style...BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM...spraying bullets into the street. Whether the moron-cigarette-thief was hit is not clear. He made off with the smokes and the cash. What's clear, though, is Hero Clerk was just firing willy nilly into Henry Street, which.....frankly....I drive down EVERY GOD DAMNED DAY with my kids.

And of course all the gun nuts are praising the Hero Clerk for sticking up for his boss's stash of Newports and their smooth, smooth flavor. Never mind the hundreds of folks who pass by that place early in the morning, many of whom are taking their kids to daycare....any one of whom could have taken a bullet in the head.

Meanwhile there are about ten unaccounted for chunks of lead that flew down Henry street, all in the name of saving an armful of Basic's menthol 100s. Thanks GOD for know...sense of justice.

Hopefully future thieves don't catch wise and next time don't just blow away the clerk first thing before stuffing their pants full of Kools.

Muskegon has way too many gun deaths involving innocent bystanders just walking down the damn street in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time. Who the hell knows who the intended targets and motives were or if most of these deaths were just poor bastards in the wrong place when some asshole started spraying high velocity lead into the street.

All this talk of Good Guys with guns and BAD guys with guns. Just shut up. What about the guy just walking down the damn street to get a gallon of milk for his kids?

Stick that shit in your second amendment and smoke it and its sweet, smooth Virginia flavor.

Originally posted to Muskegon Critic on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 07:52 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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