101 degrees (Fahrenheit) in Bugscuffle County today. Bloody damnation.
Used to be, anything over a hundred degrees was an average day for me.
These days they give me a headache. Which makes it damned difficult to come up with blog fodder.
Checking e-mail ... Ah-hah!
On the 25th of May of this year, a critter by the name of Ernesto Fuentes Villagomez walked into a bar in Winnemucca, Nevada and began shooting at two other Winnemucca residents, whom he seems to have had a past history with.
There may or may not have been a previous drive-by shooting involved -- details are still somewhat sketchy.
Anyhoo, Villagomez killed the two brothers -- and since he seems to have been possessed of the standard shooting ability of the average critter -- injured two other (apparently uninvolved with either himself or the two other victims) folks, before proceeding to reload his pistol.
That's when an unidentified (bless the Winnemucca PD) 48-year-old visitor from Reno, Nevada with a Concealed Carry permit and a pistol of his own hauled off and drilled the critter through the brisket.
Apparently, Nevada doesn't have a problem with CCW folks in bars -- bless their hearts.
The critter had the grace and good manners to expire on the spot.
The Winnemucca Police Department issued this statement. In addition, my (admittedly quick) research has revealed two other articles covering this classic Defensive Use of a Concealed Handgun by a Law-Abiding Citizen, the first here and the second here.
One tends to wonder how many articles would have run if Critter Villagomez had succeeded in slaughtering most of the bar, instead of being stopped in his tracks.
No, scratch that. Since the critter was punted onto the Room Temperature Express by a private citizen, rather than by a cop, why, this story might give the proles the idea that they can defend themselves -- and Odin knows the media can't have that heresy getting out!
And folks wonder why I don't trust the Main Stream Media.
Props and kudos to the unnamed Reno resident who stepped up. More props to the Winnemucca PD who respected his right to privacy along with his right to self defence.
Tip of the Stetson to Gentle Reader Ben Crowell who brought this to my attention.