Monday, May 18, 2015

Second Amendment Rites

Were they good guys with guns?

The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy Waco marketplace along Interstate 35 that draws a large lunchtime crowd. Waco, Texas police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant and another person at a hospital. He told the Waco Tribune-Herald that the nine killed were all members of biker gangs.

Another 18 people were taken to hospitals with injuries that include stab and gunshot wounds. Some victims are being treated for both, he said.

“There are still bodies on the scene of the parking lot at Twin Peaks,” he said. “There are bodies that are scattered throughout the parking lot of the next adjoining business.”

I blame a lack of social cohesion and absent fathers.  Maybe President Obama should go down there and hold a summit with both sides.

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  1. 1) Twin Peaks (IIUC) is an upscale Hooters knockoff. Apparently the man-cave atmosphere caters (at least in TX) to the type of person who converted his own man-cave into a private arsenal so he’d be ready when the UN comes to take his guns and force Agenda 21 down his throat, and now needs somewhere to watch football/baseball/basketball/hockey/boxing/wrestling (simultaneously?) and swig brewskis. So there’s that.

    2) With gang names like the Cossacks (really?) involved here, “social cohesion” and “absent fathers”, while likely culprits, aren’t likely to get much press. One wonders how many *NEW* Harleys were in the lot that day.

    3) Twin Peaks as an enterprise appears to be reviewing the Waco outlet’s franchise: apparently they don’t like the idea of anyone using shooting irons on their premises (carrying is apparently fine, though).

    4) Branch Davidians and David Koresh.

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