State of the Blog

You may have notice that I’ve missed a few “Gun Death?” Files entries, this is not for lack of materiel (I could probably do close to a year of posts just from the backlog in my email), but from lack of motivation.

Life has gotten quite hectic as of late, so I have given myself permission to break the cardinal rule of blogging: “Post something every day”, and a rule I’ve had for years on this blog “Make sure one of those things is a ‘Gun Death’ Story!”

I’ve been taxed for time, and honestly I haven’t been proud of my coverage of the latest stories listed, and due to my lack of time and desire my blog has become what I hoped it wouldn’t become the “Gun Death” blog.

Note I AM NOT CLOSING MY BLOG! I am rather proud of my little corner of the internet, and I want to keep it. Also nothing has changed with ME, I still get pissed at the same things, amused by the same things, and have a desire to share it with others. Also I’ve really gotten deep into podcasting, and I enjoy using this blog as a way to promote the various shows I’m involved with.

Essentially I’m changing nothing but the frequency that things happen here. I’m not sure if I can continue the serialized nature of the “Gun Death?” Files, but I will continue to add stories as I see fit.

That last part pains me the most over what is almost exactly 5 years I have amassed 1,859 stories under that topic heading. While there has been a non-trivial amount of work in penning every one of those posts, I couldn’t have done it without the help of my readers who share credit in the Hat Tip at the end of damn near every single one. I’m really upset that I have so many stories just sitting in my inbox, marked and ready to go that I may not use. That isn’t right or fair, and for that I apologize to all who have submitted a story past or present.

Things will settle down eventually, and possibly then I will indeed be spending hours and hours here at my keyboard banging away at news stories, oddities, and biological stories….or maybe I’ll just get this blog burned to disk and let it collect dust in a drawer somewhere as the URL returns to the aether.

I doubt the latter, but if you notice the blog is awfully dark, I’m OK, and everybody else is OK, I’m just doing other things, and will again return when my hobby looks more like a hobby and less like work!


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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 40

Time for another great show! Show notes here.

We also have special guest Bob Owens talking about his opinion that police officers should not use Glock.

Haven’t listened to it yet, I can’t wait to hear what he, and all the other members have to say!

Join in!


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“Gun Death” Camel Farm

Not this kind of Camel:

The REAL kind:

A “large aggressive” camel trampled to death two people at a farm in Texas, according to law enforcement authorities.

Deputies from the Wichita Falls Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Camel Kisses Camel Farm Saturday afternoon and found a very aggressive camel with blood on his chest and on his mouth.

…”A large aggressive camel was in the area as well, and it took deputies several minutes to move it to another location,” Wichita County Sheriff David Duke said in a news release. It appears that both victims were trampled by the camel.”

Be it an aggressive Camel, or a pack of smokes, neither are “Gun Death”

H/T Bob

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“Gun Death” Bad Beer

No we’re not talking Heineken!

But poorly brewed home-brew:

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique say 52 people have died after drinking a contaminated traditional beer.

…UPDATE: The Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon that the death toll had risen to 56 in the case of poisoned funeral beer in the southern African nation of Mozambique.

The AP also noted that the woman who brewed the traditional millet beer was among the dead; funeral-goers suspect that the beer was poisoned with crocodile bile while attendees were at the cemetery.

Insane, but I guess it’s not big deal so long as nobody was shot!

H/T Bob

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Interesting Variation of the Daiquiri

I can’t remember if I said this here, but I don’t like to use simple syrup in cocktails because I see it as “empty calories”. It just makes the drink sweeter, it doesn’t add flavor or character. maybe if you made your syrup from raw sugar to make a darker syrup it might cross into character, as with other things like honey or agave nectar. I personally use triple sec because it pairs very well with the lime juice, still this pineapple syrup sounds like a killer mix.

I actually prefer to use a cherry just because I would rather have that sweet and bitter flavor, over just more citrus.

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“Gun Death” Jeep

To Quote Enzo Ferrari: “Jeep is America’s only real sports car.” But does anybody really NEED one?

25-year-old woman was killed Saturday when the Jeep in which she was riding went out of control on a steep hillside near Santa Clarita and rolled over as it plunged 1,500 feet to the bottom of a ravine, the California Highway Patrol said.

They were attempting some technical driving for the sheer sport of it…and somebody lost their life.

IF IT COULD SAVE JUST ONE LIFE!!11!! Did you know that 120% of all Americans support laws banning Jeeps?

Of course antis wouldn’t want me coming for their cars…because it’s THEIR cars!

H/T Whipped Cream Difficulties

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The Squirrel Report: MOAR HOG!!!

So Jay got to check off something on my bucket list!

Dude went Hog hunting! SO WANT TO!

Call in topic is What are your hunting experiences, and what’s on your wish list?

214-530-0036, 9pm EST, BE THERE



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“Gun Death” Gym Equipment

A sad one:

The soccer practice in the Berkley Street Elementary School gym was about to begin on Wednesday evening, and when a ball was kicked toward a wall in the building, **REDACTED**, 7, a second grader from nearby Bertram F. Gibbs Elementary School, chased after it, officials said. But as he tried to retrieve the ball, they said, a heavy fold-up bench inexplicably fell from a wall where it was thought to have been secured, striking him in the head and killing him.

My heart goes out to the family. Do you think they care that this wasn’t a “Gun Death”?

H/T Whipped Cream Difficulties

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“Gun Death” Another Horrible Mother


A mother who allegedly helped two thugs beat a man to death with a baseball bat had her three children in the house as the attack took place, police say.

…A witness, who was in the house at the time, said **REDACTED** ordered him to take her three children into another room where they listened to Mr **DEPARTED** screams as he died.

**REDACTED** then dismembered the corpse, put in into trash bags, and hid it in the garage, concealing parts of the body on top of a grill, investigators say.

Horrible…but not a “Gun Death”, so why look so concerned?

H/T Bob

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“Gun Death” Horrible Mom


A teenage girl from North Carolina has been arrested and charged with killing her newborn son.

…An investigation has determined that the baby, who was born December 11, died as a result of physical assault, reported Charlotte Observer.

Of course safe-haven laws exist for North Carolina, she could have simply given the child up before it came to this…but it’s kinda like gun control laws, it’s better to FEEL good about the law than to have a law that works.

And it feels better to ignore this death because it’s not a “Gun Death”.

H/T Bob

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