Sunday, April 21, 2013

Two Shot at Denver Pot Fest

From the "why is this news?" department, apparently if you get "tens of thousands" of pot smokers in one place, you'll find one unstable enough to shoot some of his fellow smokers.  A man and woman who were together with their dog were all shot. 
Witnesses described a scene in which a jovial atmosphere quickly turned to one of panic at the downtown Civic Center Park just before 5 p.m. Several thought firecrackers were being set off, then a man fell bleeding, his dog also shot.

"I saw him fall, grabbing his leg," said Travis Craig, 28, who was at the celebration, saw the shooting and said he used a belt to apply a tourniquet to the man's leg.
The guy is expected to be fine, no surprise there.  Honestly, unless the shooter accidentally nicked his femoral artery, the victim was probably at more risk from the tourniquet applied by a stoned hippie.  No one has been identified as the shooter.  No word on the dog's condition.

Alrighty then...


  1. I'm sorry but that's just funny right there. We can hold a pro 2A rally with thousands of guns and not leave so much as a candy wrapper on the ground much less have a shooting. Someone please tell me who the violent ones are again?

  2. Keep us posted on the dog's condition. That was my first thought, how is the dog. Really.
    Bad Terry

  3. This happened during a rap concert being held at the park. I suspect it has a lot more to do with opposing gangs meeting up than with marijuana, but I'm sure we will hear more over the next few days.

  4. According to local news (Denver Metro area, home of the suppressed and oppressed) the Denver PD gang unit is now in charge. They allegedly have some video -- and they're asking for more from the public -- showing it was a "gang related display of guns and shooting."

  5. I was going to say I'm sure there are people who will say that it's somehow better that it's a gang thing, but no. No, it's not.

    The bottom line is basically what Six said. In any 2A rally around the country I've ever seen or heard of, like TEA party rallies, the crowd leaves the place cleaner than when they got there. In the pot smoke-in/smoke-a-thon/whatever, gangs show up and shoot each other and an innocent dog.