Gun nut sends death threats to mother of Parkland survivor

Gun nut sends death threats to mother of Parkland survivor

Warren Stanley Bond

I’m trying to swear less on the site because I want to be more reader-friendly, but what the fuck is wrong with people? For example, take sour pus up there. His name is Warren Stanley Bond, a 78-year-old ‘man’ from Sunrise, Florida. He’s accused of allegedly sending threatening letters to the mother of David Hogg. If you’re not familiar with David Hogg, he attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was present for the school shooting that took place there. In the months since the shooting Hogg has become a very prominent and vocal gun control advocate. But back to Mr. Bond.

Instead of ranting on Facebook like most crotchety men do, Bond went super old school and mailed a letter. The letter wasn’t sent to David Hogg but instead sent to David Hogg’s mother.

The letter, addressed to Rebecca Boldrick, arrived in the mail on the late afternoon of June 25. It had no return address and “contained a single sentence in large, bold, typed letters,” according to a court document.

“Keep F—— with the NRA and you will be DOA,” it said.

No polite discourse here.

Bond owned a gun that was taken by federal investigators. As someone once said, play stupid games win stupid prizes.

But that wasn’t the only letter he sent. Bond also reportedly sent a letter to the Democratic Party of Broward County in which he claimed support for Cesar Sayoc, the man accused of sending mail bombs to several prominent Democrats.

Investigators checked with the Democratic Party in Broward and confirmed that the organization received a letter dated Oct. 26, which was signed by Bond. The letter read: “I salute the decisions of Mr. Cesar Sayoc. I will contribute to his defense in any way possible. I wish he had been more successful.”

So this angry old man who owned a gun only lived 20 minutes from Parkland. Could you imagine if he had decided to take out his anger on David Hogg’s mother violently? If you think the government is out to get your guns now just imagine if that had happened.

Now tell me that there shouldn’t be more stringent background checks and psych exams for gun permits.

(Sources)
Miami Herald
Sun Sentinel

Butler High shooter indicted on lesser charge

Butler High shooter indicted on lesser charge

Jatwan Cuffie

My apologies as this story is actually close to a month old.

Anyway, last month, 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie was indicted for the shooting at Butler High School that left 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen dead. However, Cuffie was indicted for the lesser charge of second-degree murder. This could result in a sentence of 12 to 25 years behind bars. Cuffie has been charged as an adult.

While I do feel that Cuffie should spend the rest of his life in prison, I actually agree with the second-degree murder charge. While there had been friction between Cuffie and friends of Bobby McKeithen, I don’t believe that this was a premeditated murder but more of a heat of the moment crime. If you’ll recall, Cuffie took the gun to school after losing a fight to Bobby McKeithen’s friends the night before. McKeithen was only a witness to the fight. So Jatwan Cuffie may have had a target in mind but I doubt that target was Bobby McKeithen and only shot him after a fight broke out between the two.

But this is no consolation to the friends and family of Bobby McKeithen. They will no longer get to see or enjoy the company of Bobby. In a perfect world, Cuffie would go away forever, unfortunately,  the law says otherwise.

Would be school shooter identified, may have been ‘teased’ about hair

Would be school shooter identified, may have been 'teased' about hair

The window that was shot out at Dennis Intermediate School.

The 14-year-old who took his own life after exchanging gunfire with police at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, has been identified as Brandon Clegg. Clegg had attended Dennis Intermediate but transferred to a different intermediate school. One of his former classmates said that Clegg wasn’t bullied but was teased about his hair.

So, if we were to take information at face value so far, Clegg allegedly stole his father’s guns, held his father hostage and made him drive Clegg to the school where Clegg was bent on killing people at a school he used to attend where people may have teased him about his hair.  Then, since his mom tipped off police, he took his own life when confronted by police because he was supposedly teased about his hair at a school he used to attend.  That’s the most Rube Goldberg-like way top rationalize committing mass murder. As I’ve said multiple times before, we’re raising generation after generation of emotional marshmallows whose only reaction to any kind of adversity is to reach for the coward’s weapon.

Speaking of which, I have yet to hear how Clegg was able to easily obtain his father’s firearms. I’m guessing that Clegg probably didn’t have to be a master locksmith to get the guns.

Bomb threat called into Sandy Hook on anniversary of shooting

Bomb threat called into Sandy Hook on anniversary of shooting

Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Normally, I don’t mention these anniversaries in passing anymore because I feel like these communities that have been affected by such tragedies don’t need any more attention on them as they try to cope with the catastrophic events that have taken place. Of course, some assclown had to ruin any kind of solace the people of Newtown were trying to find yesterday.

Much like the bomb threat that was called into Columbine High this past Thursday,  some jackwagon called in a bomb threat to the rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School on the worst day possible.  The original Sandy Hook was torn down after the tragedy and a new school was built in its place.

However, I don’t think the bomb threat to Sandy Hook was called in by some school shooting fanboy like I believe the one to Columbine was. In this instance, I think it was called in by someone much worse, a Sandy Hook truther.

its-a-conspiracy

These tin foil hat wearing nutbags are under the ridiculous notion that the Sandy Hook school shooting never took place and was a false flag implemented by the Obama administration to try to take guns away from ‘responsible’ gun owners. Never mind the fact that gun sales always increase after one of these ‘false flags’. The truthers have even gone so far as to harass the families of Sandy Hook victims claiming that the children who were murdered in cold blood by Adam Lanza never existed.  One truther even  told the father of a boy who was killed at Sandy Hook “Fuck your fake family, you piece of shit.”

These are the same idiots who espouse ‘red pill’ politics about a Deep State conspiracy theory that the Democratic Party is running some kind of child sex trafficking ring which resulted in the infamous Pizzagate shooting. These are the most criminally insane and inadequately educated people out there and they’re heavily armed. It’s no wonder they oppose more rigorous background checks when it comes to owning firearms.

This country is not-so-slowly losing ground to conspiracy-laden idiots like this and before we know it more and more whack jobs like these could be holding positions of power. Oh wait, one tangerine nightmare already does.

Yeah, we’re pretty much boned with no cigarette afterward.

Townville Elementary gunman pleads guilty to school shooting and murder of father

Townville Elementary gunman pleads guilty to school shooting and murder of father

To be honest I haven’t been paying too much attention to what’s been going on with the Townville Elementary school shooting lately. For those of you who may not remember, back in September of 2016, 14-year-old Jesse Osborne shot and killed his father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Dewitt Osborne, before taking his father’s truck and driving it to the school.

Osborne opened fire on the school and struck three students before his gun jammed. Tragically, 6-year-old Jacob Hall died from his injuries days after the shooting. The last bit of news I heard about the shooting before this post was back in April of this year when it was announced that Osborne was being charged as an adult.

Fast forward to yesterday when it was made public that the now 16-year-old Osborne has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Since he’s been charged as an adult, Osborne is facing a potential maximum sentence of two life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus 90 years. Prosecutors have no intentions of cutting him any deals either.  Tenth Circuit Solicitor David Wagner said the following…

“The State will not be entering into any plea deals with Jesse Osborne. I am seeking the maximum sentence in this case, life without parole, which is the appropriate sentence for the murder of six-year-old Jacob Hall, and the attempted murders of his classmates and teachers.”

For all of those who may be sympathetic towards Osborne and say that the sentence is too tough, save your sympathy for Jacob Hall who didn’t even know his attacker and spent his last remaining days in a hospital bleeding to death.

Osborne is expected to sentenced sometime in Spring or Summer of 2019.

Suspect dead after attempted Indiana school shooting

Suspect dead after attempted Indiana school shooting

Early yesterday, in Richmond, Indiana, an unnamed 14-year-old suspect took his own life after his alleged plans to commit a school shooting were foiled. Law enforcement received a tip that the gunman was planning an attack on Dennis Intermediate School.

The gunman reportedly found the school locked and shot out the window to the door in order to gain access to the school. Instead of finding victims he was met by Richmond Police, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Indiana State Police. After a brief exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police, the suspect was said to have taken his own life. Reports state that the gunman’s home has been searched but no details of the search have been officially released. So far no motive has been given or how the 14-year-old had access to firearms. No other injuries were reported.

News station Fox 59 is reporting that they’ve spoken to the father of the suspect and two familiar themes have emerged.

“He said, ‘No I’m actually his father’ and he was telling me how his son had been bullied and they took him out of school and they thought he was doing well. But he thinks he’s been planning this for a while,” said Lewis. “He just said his son took all of his guns this morning and told him he didn’t take him, wherever, he said if he didn’t take him he was going to kill him too.

In case you can’t guess the recurring themes, we have the instant excuse of bullying and that the guns in the home didn’t seem to be stored responsibly.  However, reports are early, and in cases like this, are subject to change. More often than not, claims of bullying by school shooters often turn out to be false due to their overinflated senses of entitlement.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the suspect was not a student of the school. They also quoted the Mayor of Richmond, Dave Snow, who had this to say…

But he called the shooting “yet another example of gun irresponsibility, poor mental health awareness and access” that too often leads to youths committing school shootings.

“This is only going to continue until concrete action is taken so that guns do not fall into the hands of our kids,” Snow said. “The irresponsibility that leads to a child walking into a school with a gun is unacceptable.”

It’s refreshing to see a politician who is actually knowledgeable about situations like this.

WHIO says that federal agents seized computers and gun boxes from the suspect’s home.

And again we have the prerequisite “It can’t happen here” quote from ABC News…

“You wouldn’t think [in] a small town like Richmond this would happen,” one grandmother who raced to the scene told WRTV. “I don’t know what’s wrong with this new generation.”

Again, if you look at the history of the worst school shootings in America they happened in smaller towns like Littleton, Colorado, Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida. Additionally, in my opinion, it’s not just this generation that’s completely to blame but the generation that raised them as well since the older generation seemed more concerned with being cool parents rather than being real parents. Add to that that many of those parents think getting proper mental healthcare for their kids is some kind of weakness not just for their kids but the parent as well.

I’ll try to post more updates as they become available and time allows.

However, before I go, please allow me to ask you a question. How many of you had not heard of this particular shooting until you saw this blog post? Please leave your answer in the comments.

UPDATE: WTHR is reporting that witnesses claimed the shooter forced a male relative to drive him to the school while the shooter’s mother was the one who tipped off police about the potential attack. This coincides with the above quote from Fox 59 where a man claiming to be the shooter’s father said the shooter had threatened him at gunpoint.

(Sources)
Dayton Daily News
Fox 59
Chicago Tribune
WHIO
ABC Columbia

Butler High School shooter was not bullied

Butler High School shooter was not bullied

Jatwan Cuffie

When I first posted about the shooting at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina, I wondered where 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie got the gun he used to kill Bobby McKeithen. Well, while it hasn’t been made public yet exactly where he got the gun it has been made public where it first emerged. The .380 pistol was stolen out of a car in neighboring Gaston County. Another responsible gun owner. Guns are plentiful in Gaston County as it is the redneck cousin of Matthews’ Mecklenburg County.

On the day of the shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided to keep classes in session after the shooting occurred. A CMS spokesperson said that the decision was made “to provide students with a safe place to stay until their families could come get them.” On paper that sounds reasonable but then again, I’m not a parent who had a child at Butler High that day. How to react to a shooting inside a school is not an exact science and in a perfect world, it never should be.

Cuffie has been charged as an adult and has been ordered held without bail. He is looking at a possible sentence of life without parole.

While the headlines decry that the shooting arose out of some kind of bullying escalation, unsurprisingly, I have my doubts. My first doubt comes from a video that was obtained by the Charlotte Observer that reportedly shows the gunman, Jatwan Cuffie, on the losing side of a fight. Here is the video as posted by The Observer.

While it appears that Cuffie got the crap kicked out of him he also appeared like he was a willing participant in the fight. Not only that but Bobby McKeithen was also in the video, in the blue hoodie, and he had no involvement in the fight outside of being a witness. Combine that with the texts that Cuffie sent to McKeithen after the fight really make me question any kind of bullying motive.

Here is an excerpt of the texts as obtained by WBTV

Cuffie told police he texted McKeithen, asking who he thought won the fight, and that McKeithen indicated the other person did, not Cuffie.

The 16-year-old then texted McKeithen back, saying he “only thought that because [McKeithen] was with the other guys.” Cuffie said McKeithen asked “who is going to check me about it” and Cuffie replied that he was.

Cuffie indicated that one of the men involved in the Harris Teeter altercation wanted to “get him at school.” He said he also got a text asking if he “had beef with [McKeithen] too,” and that he didn’t text back.

To me, it seems less like a bullying situation and more like a rivalry between two groups of Butler High Students to see who is more badass. This wasn’t because of bullying, this was a revenge killing since Cuffie had lost face in the fight. By most accounts, McKeithen was no bully. The real bully is the one who shoots an unarmed student. Remember, a gun is a coward’s weapon.

UPDATE: Just as I was about to hit the post button, I received an alert that says both police and CMS have now said that there was no bullying involved and the shooting arose from an ongoing dispute.

Crimean school shooter wanted ‘Columbine 2’

Crimean school shooter wanted 'Columbine 2'

Kerch Polytechnic College

Lately, I’ve been going back to the older posts on the site and correcting grammar and spelling mistakes. It’s allowing me to revisit stories I haven’t thought about in over a decade. Back then I was able to devote a lot of detail to these stories since school shootings were still a rarity compared to today. I was even able to dedicate a lot of time to international school shootings such as the ones at Geschwister Scholl School and Albertville-Realschule in Germany, and the ones at Jokela High School and the Kauhajoki School of Hospitality in Finland. Today, school shootings have become so common not only can I not dedicate as much time to them as I used to but I have to skip some as well. That includes domestic as well as international. Within the past year, Russia, and one of its disputed occupied territories have experienced a number of school attacks. I’ve been unable to post about any of them until now and still, I’m only going to briefly post about it.

Back in mid-October, there was a very deadly school shooting at the Kerch Polytechnic College in the city of Kerch on the Crimean Peninsula. As you may know, Crimea is currently occupied by Russian forces while Ukraine contends Crimea is their sovereign land. 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov took a gun to the school and killed 20 victims before taking the coward’s way out. Recently, it came to light, at least to my light, that Roslyakov was what’s known online as a columbiner. Columbiners are kids who have an unhealthy obsession with not only the Columbine killers but most other school shooters and some mass killers as well. According to Crime Russia, Roslyakov told a friend that he was planning the shooting and was calling it Columbine No. 2. According to Wikipedia, Roslyakov wore a t-shirt which said ‘Hatred’ in Russian as a nod to Eric Harris. Of course, there were accusations of bullying causing the shooting but again, when you’re obsessed with weapons and school shootings and act like an all-around misanthrope you can’t blame everyone else because you’re ‘different’. Also much like a lot of today’s school shooters, Roslyakov wasn’t even born until after Columbine. The columbiners also cling to the myth that Columbine was caused because of bullying. Roslyakov’s bullying might have been in his own mind since by some reports Roslyakov was popular, much like Eric Harris was actually popular.

My point is that if you really want to identify the next potential school shooter, parents, teachers, and other officials need to be wary of these columbiners. Even before the advent of social media, they’ve been congregating on the internet. Today you might be surprised to find out how many groups there are on social media dedicated to the Columbine cowards and the plethora of copycats that have followed. If you know one of these kids, tell someone. It may turn out to be nothing, or you could prevent another Parkland or Columbine from happening.

Was the Butler High School shooting caused by bullying?

Was the Butler High School shooting caused by bullying?

Jatwan Cuffie

Yesterday in the Charlotte, North Carolina, suburb of Matthews, a fight broke out between two students of Butler High School. Before it was all over 16-year-old freshman Jatwan Cuffie was said to have shot 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen. McKeithen later died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. Local officials have said that the shooting escalated from a bullying incident. Since there is still a persistent myth that the majority of school shooters were bullied one might assume that it was Cuffie was the one who was bullied since he was the one armed with a gun. I wouldn’t jump to such conclusions.

For one, it’s not unheard of for bullies to commit such shootings. Case in point is the shooting of Lawrence King at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, California. King was an openly gay student who had been thrown out by his own father for being gay. King was also being bullied by Brandon McInerney for being gay. Instead of reacting through violence, King used his intellect to get back at McInerney by pretending to hit on McInerney. McInerney became so enraged he brought a gun to school and shot Lawrence King in the back of the head at point-blank range. I believe that’s called ‘execution style’.

Secondly, so far, there have been no reports on who committed the actual bullying but don’t assume it wasn’t the gunman. According to multiple witnesses, after Cuffie produced the gun, McKeithen turned his back on him but that didn’t stop Cuffie from shooting McKeithen in the back. Many bullies do tend to be cowards. Also, from the reports I’ve read, McKeithen was well liked in the community while I have yet to see any platitudes for Cuffie. Granted, that can be chalked up to the fact that people often talk about the recently deceased, especially those lost to violence like they were saints in life but I’m not getting a vibe of many people willing to stand up for Cuffie.

There’s another part to this story that is almost equally as disturbing as the shooting itself. After the shooting, the school did not cancel classes for the day. Any student whose parents couldn’t come and get them had to spend the remainder of the day at school while it was an active crime scene. As a country, are we that numb to school shootings anymore that it becomes business as usual after one happens or is it a body count issue? “Meh, only one kid died and we can’t afford to lose any snow days so let’s keep going.”

I’ll also be curious to see where the gun came from since even in North Carolina 16-year-old can’t legally purchase handguns. More than likely it came from some ‘responsible’ gun owner.

(Sources)
WSOC
WCNC
WBTV
NYT

Parkland shooter is a racist and a mother-puncher

Parkland shooter is a racist and a mother-puncher

(Trench’s note: I started writing this post over a month ago then ‘things’ happened but I’m trying to deal. I didn’t want to waste the post so better late than never.)

As I was trying to catch up on all the news I’ve been neglecting, I came across this article from the Sun-Sentinel in Florida about Nikolas Cruz’s behavior before the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The article interviews a number of people who knew Cruz and their statements show just how hateful he was.

One acquaintance of Cruz claims that Cruz hated black people since a ‘girlfriend’ of his left him for a black man. I use the sarcasm quotes around girlfriend because it’s unclear, to me at least, if this girlfriend even knew that Cruz considered her his girlfriend. For all we know, his ‘girlfriend’ could have been of the Canadian variety who you wouldn’t know. That same person claims that Cruz was always mad about not having a girlfriend leading me once again to believe that Cruz may have been an incel. I wouldn’t be surprised if the fact he couldn’t get a girlfriend was the motive behind the shooting itself. Another acquaintance claims that Cruz would often make antisemitic remarks and give Nazi salutes. Racism, anti-Semitism, and misogyny due to the shooters own inadequacy with women are not uncommon among many school shooters.

Speaking of inadequacy with women, Cruz also allegedly punched his own mother in the face so hard he knocked her teeth out. According to a relative, Cruz wanted to go to Wal-Mart but his mother said no. So being the sane and rational being that he was, Cruz is said to have punched his mother in the face so hard that it caused $2000 in dental damages. A bill that Lynda Cruz was still paying off at the time of her passing. I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, but this was the same women who allowed Cruz to have multiple guns in the home. I realize that in too many cases blood is thicker than water, but is it too thick when your own life is in danger? If she had not passed away last year it’s my opinion that Nikolas Cruz would have killed his own mother than have gone on to commit a mass shooting much in the vein of Adam Lanza and Sandy Hook.

But yeah, let’s blame video games and President Obama for the school shooting instead of where the real issues lie, at the feet of the shooter and the lax regulations that allowed this psychopath to own multiple guns. Remember kids, you can’t have a school shooting without the shooting part. Take away the gun you take away the shooting.