Skip to comments.Trial in Chester hunting death points to one clear culprit: The gun(SC)(barf alert)
Posted on 07/25/2012 7:56:57 AM PDT by marktwain
CHESTER The pale fluorescent lights of the historic old Chester County Courthouse gleamed off the black barrel. The darkness of that barrel stood out, even in a courtroom packed with more than 90 people there to see what happens when guns with long black barrels are fired.
What happened on this hunting trip is somebody died.
This somebody, in October 2008, was a Hmong refugee from Rock Hill who worked in a warehouse. His name was Touna Xiong. Pronounced, simply, as Tuna Song.
The song, clearly Tuesday in that courtroom for everybody involved, was a lament.
The father of Xiong, overcome, who like his son had somehow escaped the bullets of Southeast Asia as a refugee after the Vietnam War just to see the son die from a bullet here, sat in a courtroom pew and wept. More than 25 Hmong family and friends sat there and looked at the gun that killed Xiong.
Michael Lee Hawkins, 48, never told deputies or game wardens that he did not shoot Xiong. He did not run away. In his statement to police afterward and his lawyers courtroom words Tuesday, Hawkins told police he fired at what he thought was a deer and he killed someone.
More than 50 people supporting Hawkins were there in that courtroom, too. They heard how Hawkins called 911 for help after he realized what happened, tried CPR, and there was testimony that Hawkins admitted to police that he was the shooter that night and in a written statement the next day.
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Cain slew Able with a rock. Therefore, we should outlaw rocks.
Ripe for the AGENDA.
Responsible gun ownership & use require you see & identify your intended target.
Ready...AIM...fire is the preferred method.
Andy sure is a drama queen. This whole incident is a tragedy, but it’s pretty clear what Andy wants to do about it. Take away guns. They’re long and black and they glint in the courtroom light and they’re evil and bad and they are made for only one purpose: to KILL!
Say, do you know where I can get me one of those “gas powered” rifles? Do they make a diesel model? I’m trying to standardize on diesel for all my fossil-fueled tools.
Would he be happier if the guy had been shot with one of these?
Sshay HELLO to my Little...Kitty?
>> Would he be happier if the guy had been shot with one of these?
I bet Queen Andy would write eloquently about the pretty flowers adorning the “high capacity clip”.
I read the headline
I read the entire article.
What did I learn?
The writer Andrew Dys is an idiot..............
The author forgot the rest of his name: Dys(functional)
This guy is fresh out of college English comp, I see. Is he writing a news article or a short story? This sounds like something from the mind of an 8th grader taking an essay exam. Blech!
"It was a dark and stormy night. As dark and black as it gets, as black as my rotten soul. The gutters overfilled with black darkness and death, spraying up onto my black trenchcoat, reflecting the black neon signs on this dark, black night of hopelessness."
See, I can write stupid, crappy noir, too!
You might try the Harper's Ferry Arsenal*. That's where Merriwether Lewis bought his.
*Although I understand that sometime later there was a mass killing by some gun-nut there. They may have gone out of business.
“His name was Touna Xiong. Pronounced, simply, as Tuna Song.
If I weren’t the nice guy I am, I would ping DougFromUpland.
You might try the Harper’s Ferry Arsenal*. That’s where Merriwether Lewis bought his.
*Although I understand that sometime later there was a mass killing by some gun-nut there. They may have gone out of business. ***
The instigator of that mass killing was captured and hanged. His name was John Brown of Kansas.
The gun was the culprit.
Read it it’s Miranda rights!
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde’s reputed quote,
“One must have a heart of stone to read this death by shooting article by Dys without laughing.”
“Andy sure is a drama queen.”
Pretty much says it all.
>> sometime later there was a mass killing by some gun-nut there