Oh darling, I am so sorry for you. Get out. Now. While you can. Don’t snub the Helicopter.
Ok. A person is in the middle of a flood zone and the Television says, ‘Evacuation Orders Issued’. God will provide. Cop comes and knocks on the door. God will provide. Fire Department drops by in a boat. God will provide. Well the water gets higher and they have to crawl up on the roof, Coast Guard sends a Helicopter. God will provide.
They drowned of course and at the Pearly Gates Peter said, “Down”. “But wait,” they protested, “Our faith was so great that when the TV talked and the Police, Fire Department, and Coast Guard came I told them all God would provide!”
“You’re a moron and a blasphemer,” said Peter, “God provided you with those things.”
The moral of course is don’t believe in God, he’s entirely fictional.
But my point is that carrying an Assault Weapon into a Walmart a week after someone did the same thing and killed 22 people just to ‘test your Second Amendment Rights’ not only makes you the dimmest bulb in the string, it makes you an asshole.
Armed man who sowed panic at Walmart claimed he was testing his Second Amendment rights, police say
By Hannah Knowles, Washington Post
August 10, 2019
His wife told him it was a bad idea. His sister reminded him of what had happened in El Paso less than a week earlier, when a gunman killed 22 people after opening fire at a shopping center and Walmart.
But Dmitriy Andreychenko went ahead with his plan for a “social experiment,” according to police. The 20-year-old used a cellphone Thursday to film himself entering a Walmart in Springfield, Mo., wearing body armor and carrying a loaded military-style rifle. He said he wanted to test whether his Second Amendment rights would be honored in a public area.
Andreychenko claimed he did not anticipate customers’ reactions, a Friday statement from a Springfield police officer says.
“This is Missouri,” he told investigators, according to law enforcement. “I understand if we were somewhere else like New York or California, people would freak out.”
Prosecutors on Friday charged Andreychenko, of Springfield, with making a terrorist threat, saying he recklessly disregarded the risk of causing a building evacuation by knowingly sowing fear in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting at the same retail chain.
Missouri is an open-carry state. In 2014, state law allowed anyone with a concealed-carry weapon permit to carry a weapon in the open, statewide, overriding local regulations. In 2017, Missouri became a “shall issue” state for concealed weapons, allowing anyone 19 or older to carry a concealed weapon or one in the open without a permit.
“Missouri protects the right of people to open carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens,” Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said in a statement, likening Andreychenko’s actions to raising a false fire alarm in a theater.
Andreychenko’s second-degree felony charge carries up to four years’ imprisonment and a fine of as much as $10,000. He is being held on $10,000 bond with the stipulation that he may not possess a firearm, according to the prosecutor.
Andreychenko — who typically keeps a gun and vest in his car, according to his wife — arrived at Walmart just after 4 p.m. Thursday despite his family’s warnings that his plan would provoke fear after the El Paso massacre, court documents say. The man used his cellphone to record himself entering the Walmart’s front entrance and then headed toward the building’s southeast corner, according to police. On his right hip was another weapon besides his AR-style rifle: a semiautomatic handgun loaded with one round in its chamber. Police say he had more than 100 rounds of ammunition.
He said he was recording in case somebody stopped him. He just wanted to shop, he said — and test Walmart’s support for the right to bear arms.
Although he said he did not anticipate the fearful response, Andreychenko knew about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, and even said he brought the rifle and body armor to protect himself after the deadly attacks, police said.
Walmart employees quickly raised alarms.
Watching the armed man move down the aisles with a shopping cart, a store manager told an employee to pull the fire alarm to get people out of the store, believing that Andreychenko would open fire. Andreychenko said he, too, left the store at that point, police said. Surveillance footage captures shoppers fleeing.
Officers took the man into custody “without incident” after a store patron — identified by the Associated Press as an off-duty firefighter — held Andreychenko at gunpoint outside the building, according to authorities.
While Andreychenko did not fire at anyone, according to police, a Battlefield City officer and another driver “suffered severe injuries” in a crash as the officer rushed to the scene with emergency lights and sirens. Both people were taken to the emergency room.
The debate over where guns are allowed to be carried is long and complex. Missouri is one of about 30 states that allow people to carry an openly held or concealed firearm without a permit, the Associated Press reported. There have been numerous incidents where advocates of the Second Amendment have displayed weapons in the open. But such efforts have rarely triggered the level of panic seen in Springfield.
Walmart said in a statement that Andreychenko is no longer welcome in the chain’s stores and that it is working with authorities.
Banned from Walmart?! Great Moments in White Trash History.