18-Year-Old With Cojones

Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Sean Combs tested the system in Birmingham, Michigan by openly carrying an M-1 rifle, strapped to his back, through the quaint streets of new-money, downtown Birmingham. He was acquitted on chargesof brandishing a firearm and disturbing the peace. The amazing fact is that Sean is only eighteen years old. The Observer & Eccentric writes:

Combs just graduated high school in June and had received the long gun — a vintage 1942 M1 Garand .30 caliber combat rifle — as a gift from one of his brothers on his 18th birthday.

In his testimony, Combs said he decided to walk around with the rifle to exercise his civil rights.

He knew he wasn’t breaking the law, and thus he refrained from showing his ID to prove his age. That is what set off the cops, and then he was then arrested. It is interesting how the police carried out the charges, even while blatantly confusing “brandishing” with open carry.

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9 Responses to 18-Year-Old With Cojones

  1. DavidBrennan says:

    July 27th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Looking at the interview with the kid….he doesn’t exactly emit a vibe of “big cojones”. It’s more like, “on the fast track to the NASCAR/Support the Troops Rally/popping Viagara/effeminate dude with creepy double life” kinda vibe.

    But, hey, I was bias when I saw that his personal attempt at fame was prancing around beautiful downtown Birmingham with a death tool. Yeah, you’re a tough guy!

    Now I know what’s more annoying than the 20 year-old girl who ruins Thanksgiving dinner by injecting political bullshit into peaceful family time: the 18 year-old boy who ruins a civic atmosphere by posing with a gun around a bunch of families.

    I’d rather see 18 year-old boys build shit, play video games, and chase girls than get into these gay political groups and harbor fantasies of shooting people. God damn, American men are….whatever. God bless America, Support the Troops, and blah, blah, blah.

  2. Karen De Coster says:

    July 27th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    David – he was actually making a statement about what he saw as disappearing freedoms, in a way that a young kid thought would have an impact. Not sure why you’d have such an angry opinion. I’d have no problem doing the same, because, painting visions of “families and kids” as pristine and pure and peaceful, and branding guns as evil and non-peaceful, is exactly what our social democrat society and media have attempted to do. And they have been successful in warping peoples’ perceptions.

    Just one generation ago, many of our parents and friends (in the 60s and 70s) took their shotguns to school on the bus. That was culture. That was “normal.”

  3. Scout says:

    July 27th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    A victory for Liberty – not just open carry and RKBA. The ID part of it is most significant! Just a generation ago you could bring that rifle to school for “show & tell”. Less tahn a generation ago (my childhood) you could bring guns to school to go hunting.. This is an “in-your face” against those who would take our Liberty and the sheep who give up theirs!!!

  4. jeannie queenie says:

    July 28th, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Just one generation ago, many of our parents and friends (in the 60s and 70s) took their shotguns to school on the bus. That was culture… was “normal.”

    Really? My kids were growing up during that time frame and I never saw anyone doing that where we lived. Are you talking about inner city Detroit when this happened?

    Actually as a mom, if I had seen such a scene, I would have been more than upset…perhaps some ninc thinks they want to play “i’ll show you who is the boss”, but if they tried it around my kids, they would have had their gun rammed up a dark place.

    Maybe not all families are ‘pristine and pure”, but I sure as hell treasured my kids as the most precious charges of my life, and if anyone had made even a phony display of bravado around my kids they might have eaten their own bullets. Let’s face it..the kid might have been in his right on open carry score, but one can actually end up dead in the quest to prove a point…I think this kid’s point was on the top of his head. Dave, I agree with your take on him….”Looking at the interview with the kid….he doesn’t exactly emit a vibe of “big cojones”. You betcha…hardly looks like he even has chin hairs yet, and so, he feels the need to prove himself as a twirp wannabee Wyatt Earp. This kid just did himself no favors if he puts his tale on facebook. Too many employers today check out that fantasy site to see who is a potential nut, and who feels like mr big cheese. This baby face boy may be 18, but I don’t think we have seen the end of him…and I portend trouble ahead. The folks in Switzerland are mandated to keep guns in their homes, and that is good, and the proof of it being good reflects in their low crime rates. But I doubt that you see young guys prancing around the mountains of switzerland acting like Wyatt Twirp just to show they have a pair. Rattling the cage of cops isn’t the brightest thing to do, especially in today’s vile and violent atmosphere when folks are down and out. When people are desperate they do desperate things..smart folks keep their eyes on their backs..and if I see some guy walking up behind me with a gun, I really don’t give a fiddely fck if he is exercising his right. I too have a right to not feel I am going to be catching a bullet…so maybe there are those who feel they must pose as packers, just don’t be bringing that around my body.

    I taught at an all boy’s muslim school a few years back. One of the boys asked me how old he had to be to buy a gun here…needless to say, having been the recipient of their neanderthalish, misogynistic, utterly disrespectful and hateful attitude for the female sex, I’d hate to see any one of them brandishing a gun on the street. Why throw dynamite in the hornest’s nest? Especially when not everyone has their head screwed on right. And yes, don’t waste your time telling me that if someone in that theatre in Colorado had a gun they could have taken out the nutjob…this is true, but no one in their right mind intentionally acts like King kong, just to make a point. If we all start walking the streets with guns, knives, spray, tasers and the like, do you really think everyone will behave like you want them to?

  5. W. J. Tierney, III says:

    July 28th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Ms. DeCoster:

    I’m one of those who took my Model 94 and trophy antlers to school for ‘show & tell’ [1952]. I wasn’t the only proud ‘first deer’ kid to do so, either. No one thought that we were ‘prancing around with a death tool’ or ‘ruining a civic atmosphere’. Thank you for pointing out how much WeThePeople have lost because of ‘progressivism’ to Mr. Brennan. WJT3

  6. jeannie queenie says:

    July 29th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    “Just one generation ago, many of our parents and friends (in the 60s and 70s) took their shotguns to school on the bus. That was culture…. was “normal.”

    My kids grew up in Michigan too, as did I, but that scene evaded me Karen. Today with this generation it is “normal” to go into an opening movie with a shotgun and take out a few dozen people..and this is just the beginning..wait for more of the COlorado scene to follow. Here on the east coast in the last couple weeks we have seen increasing violence. ANd no, I am not against guns per se.we have a right to defend ourselves, but to make a macho display is looking for trouble. BTW—what is ‘brandishing’ as opposed to what David says above…”when I saw that his personal attempt at fame was prancing around beautiful downtown Birmingham with a death tool. Yeah, you’re a tough guy!” So when and how do we know with kids who is just trying to show his civil rights as opposed to some kid high on drugs whose dad just beat him up, and he lost his girlfriend as he walks in your ‘hood’?

  7. DavidBrennan says:

    July 29th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Americans are also free to pick their noses in public, wear grotesque clothing which shows their rolls of fat, cake red light district make-up over their faces, and generally behave like jackasses. But it’s rude and obnoxious and I’m not going to call some effeminate 18 year-old tough because he goes into a public area with a literal death tool.

    It doesn’t matter whether it’s a gun, samurai sword, hunting spear, or attack dog, weapons evoke a primitive response of defensiveness and alertness in others (rightly so), and therefore it’s selfish and rude to do so.

    When I was in high school, I went to Australia and New Zealand (both of which were WAY nicer and cleaner than the U.S.) and, in New Zealand, the cops had just become allowed to carry NIGHTSTICKS. The main reason was because there was no crime and because people in these communities didn’t like the sight of dudes strutting around showing off their ability to kill people instantaneously. (Though I have no doubt that, in the 14 years since, the Zionist tentacles and general decay of European Chirstendom have caused these great countries to become as effeminately militaristic as the U.S. is, so Sydney and Auckland are probably now littered with the same SWAT-garbed goons we have all over our country.)

    As far as him supposedly “making a statement” or whatever: mission failed. The only “statement” that others would gather from that is that (a) cities should have the right to ban guns lest their downtown becomes littered with dumb 18 year-olds prancing around with guns, and (b) some people will do anything for attention. I would guess that fewer than 2% of people would actually become MORE receptive to pro-gun messages after seeing this.

    And to the claim that people used to stroll through nice, densely populated Mainstreet U.S.A.s packing assault weapons: I don’t buy that. It’s so fundamentally rude and unsettling that I just don’t believe it.

  8. Ken Zahringer says:

    August 2nd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    OK, so this kid’s actions were ill-advised and rude. The fact remains, they were not illegal, which is the criteria for the cops getting involved. I think we need to review Spooner’s “Vices, Not Crimes” for those who are a bit fuzzy on the difference.

    The real message here is an old story. This kid was acting entirely within the law. That includes the principle that we are under no obligation to prove to the State or its agents that anything we do is legal. Yet that is what the cops tried to make him do. This kid committed the one unpardonable offense: NONCOMPLIANCE. He didn’t go along with the cops’ power trip, and they made him pay. That’s serving and protecting for you.

  9. Lussi says:

    September 11th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Maybe not all families are ‘pristine and pure”, but I sure as hell treasured my kids as the most precious charges of my life, and if anyone had made even a phony display of bravado around my kids they might have eaten their own bullets.

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