“Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer." … According to the report, she “stated that she was a ‘US citizen’ and that she was allowed to ‘stand on American ground.’” The officer then … details, “Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don’t need to know your name.' I then added, 'right now.' Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You’re about to find out who I am.' … “Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You are going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine.”
"There’s this idea that women are more affiliative, more peace loving, more pacifistic, which should then make women as a group gun averse," said one women's studies professor and gun-book-author in this Times article about women and firearms, and yet:
Women’s participation in shooting sports has surged over the last decade, increasing by 51.5 percent for target shooting from 2001 to 2011 … and by 41.8 percent for hunting, according to the National Sporting Goods Association.
I went to a shooting range once, thinking it'd be exciting, maybe something like the movies, but I was wrong and hated it. I guess I'm glad I went, though. Any more-interesting [...]
"Tonight he took away my beer
And I want to drink some beer,
And he took away my beer."
In light of today's events, this post is not very funny. What a horrible nightmare.