Las Vegas citizen Joseph Wilcox was in the checkout line at his local Walmart on Sunday, when some crazy asshole named Jerad Miller entered the store and fired a single shot into the ceiling before demanding everyone else leave. Wilcox, legally carrying a concealed handgun and fearing the worst of Wilcox's intentions, was presented with a unique opportunity that almost no other CCW carrier had been presented with up until that point. He was in the perfect place to stop what could be another mass shooting -- which despite public perception, are happening with less and less frequency -- and save an untold number of lives. And according to all accounts, he did everything that he was supposed to do in such a situation: circle around behind the perpetrator, glance left and right for any potential accomplices, unholster his weapon but keep it at the low ready, wait for innocent bystanders to clear his line of fire before bringing his weapon to bear on his target. But Miller's wife, Amanda, who was nearby pushing a shopping cart after she and Jerad had ambushed two police officers in a nearby pizza place, shot Wilcox dead before he could act.
Over the next few weeks, Wilcox's will be called into question. Pro-gunners will say his armed resistance caused the shooters to abandon their plans and skip right to the final chapter of their plan and causing the Millers to kill themselves earlier than they had intended. Anti-gunners will say, play his death up as entirely avoidable and say he had a hero complex, "See a good guy with a gun couldn't do anything." Now whether he is an unlikely hero or just an unlucky son of a bitch, I'll leave up to you, but consider this one aspect of what happened...
Seriously, when was the last time you've ever heard about a husband/wife, or hell, even male/female pair of criminals? The best I could do without a little research was Bonnie and Clyde from 1934, exactly 80 fucking years ago. But it turns out, Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate from way back in 1958 seem to hold the crown for the latest King and Queen of mass murder; their rampage was 56 years ago.
So you've got this poor bastard heading to Walmart to get a paid of $4 socks and sees some asshole come in waving a gun and shooting up shit. He does everything right; he thinks he's fucking golden. Instead? BLAMMO! The poor son of a bitch gets shot in the back by some cunt that no one would have even suspected was an accomplice.
All the shootings that can remember, with the exception of the Navy Yard shooting and Charles Dorner, both black dudes, all of the perpetrators have been young white males. So who the fuck would suspect a white chick to be in one it? I'd bet you 99 out of 100 people -- law enforcement included -- would have reacted the same way Wilcox did. I mean seriously, unless she was waving her gun around out in the open, who the fuck would have given Goldilocks a second look? If you had put this CCW shooter dude in any of the mass shootings over the last 50 years -- Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, the Gifford shooting -- and I'd bet he could have made a difference. Maybe not avoided the slaughter outright, but certainly made a horrible situation less horrible.
And the one time -- the one fucking time this guy rolls the dice? Motherfucking snake eyes. First female shooter in almost six decades. So now instead of getting carried off on the shoulders of Wayne Lapierre, flower petals thrown at his feet by Larry Pratt, and serenaded by Ted Nugent, he's just another fucking statistic. In the end, I'm glad the guy tried but wow, talk about dumb blind shitty luck. Rest in peace, Joe Wilcox, we hardly knew ye because you seem to have forgotten the Golden Rule.
So while you keep in mind they Canucks do something we don't, remember there are many juvenile and misguided arguments regarding gun control, some of which are quite hysterical, while some are not.
The HBO series Game of Thrones has been gaining and gaining in popularity to the point of almost being at Breaking Bad levels. And unlike Breaking Bad, the accoutrements of the Game of Thrones universe can be a little pricier than yellow jumpsuits, gas masks, or box cutters. So, the collectible market for items related to Game of Thrones is a pretty strong one, with lots of merchandise getting the luxury treatment.
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