So I apologize for the recent lack of stories, but not having the patience to sit through one more Tommy tome without jumping out my own window, I told my editor if I had to quit my job, I’d write something this week just to give myself something to read.
And then, what comes along but our old pal, George Zimmerman. Since being found not guilty in the Trayvon Martin trial, George has been getting more press than Lindsay Lohan and for equally bizarre reasons.
Monday, in an effort to prove he’s not a racist, he threatened his wife and father in law with a gun.
Or did he?
It’s been a roller coaster summer for our boy. He skates on the murder charges but days later is stopped by Texas’ finest on suspicion of speeding, 20 miles East of Dallas. On the dash cam the officer can be heard saying, “Just take it easy. Go ahead and shut your glove compartment. Don’t play with your firearm.”
The cop got by without being shot after asking George to not play with his gun; good thing Texas cops don’t wear hoodies…could have gotten ugly.
Then two weeks ago George’s wife, Shellie, filed for divorce. We all know how testy those situations can get, so George heads over to pick up some things and it got heated before he even got out of his car.
One thing led to another and his wife called 911.
One of the first things Shellie tells the dispatcher was her husband had his hand on his gun as he sat in his car outside the home she was at with her father. She reported being scared because she “wasn’t sure what Zimmerman was capable of doing.”
There’s your first lie, Shellie, of course you know what he’s capable of, you’re married to him. You do remember that little trial, don’t you?. However my first thought was, how’d she see the gun from the house if he was in his car?
Then I thought, maybe she’s confused the terms “gun” and “weapon” and that’s where the 911 call and subsequent accusations came off the tracks. Remember that old Marine’s line, “This is your weapon, this is your gun.” So Zimmerman may not have had his hand on a “weapon” at all. Possibly that’s what she meant when she said she didn’t know what he was capable of.
“He punched my dad in the nose…He continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying, ‘Step closer.’ He’s just threatening all of us with his firearm.”
The police arrive on scene and this time Zimmerman was immediately taken into “investigative custody.” No 44 days of freedom on the street that he enjoyed during the Trayvon incident while the cops mulled it over.
Police did their investigation and said while, “a gun was found in the home, it was not a part of the altercation,” adding “domestic violence can’t be invoked because she has changed her story and says she didn’t see a firearm.”
With that, George Zimmerman was “free to go” at 4:45 pm, but police stated they would hold onto his firearm.
Now, I’m no stranger to soon-to-be ex-wives who makes outrageous claims of things that never happened, but what up with this guy? Is George the consummate victim, is he always in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time? Is he a certifiable nut case,..or all the above?
Has Zimmerman been so scarred by the Trayvon incident that he will be forever marked in society and so psychologically damaged as a person that he may never find his center or any version of normality. Is this the course of his life from now on? Living under the microscope of the media?
For Second Amendment supporters, Zimmerman shouldn’t be the concealed carry poster child. He’s done more to support the gun control nuts than anyone in recent memory, mainly because of the racial component.
But just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse than Zimmerman with a gun, I give you Iowa. In an effort to stand behind the acrostic, “Idiots Out Wandering Around”, they have decided to issue concealed carry permits to…… wait for it….. wait for it….
In 2010, Iowa became a “shall-issue” state. That meant Iowa residents could get a gun permit so long as they did not have a criminal background or history of mental illness. They can fill the application out on line and don’t even need hands on firearm training.
It’s come to the attention of Iowa officials that blind as well as sight impaired people have applied for and received permits.
Caught in the hallway for a short interview after failing his MENSA exam, Patrick Clancy, Superintendent of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa stated, “I have some reservations about full access for people who are blind, because shooting requires a lot of vision to be accurate outside of controlled settings with safety courses.”
For those of you who nodded off or temporarily left my story to read another Tommy Morrison story, I’ll repeat.
He said he has some reservations about blind people having a permit, because “shooting requires a lot of vision to be accurate.”
That’s it; I’ve got nothin. You can’t make this crap up, no one would believe it.