The news about Terry Jones, the Qur'an-burning Baptist preacher, just gets better and better: now there's a "gun incident" for our amusement. Except that Jones isn't a very amusing guy.
This morning, Terry Jones was in court in Dearborn, Michigan trying to convince a judge and jury that the city of Dearborn should be forced to give Jones a permit to protest Sharia law outside a local Muslim mosque.
Can you imagine what the judge and jury will think when Jones tells them the "gun incident" isn't important?
Gun incident?? What gun incident? Why, the one where he shot a hole in the floor of his car after an interview at a Detroit TV station! Don't you just hate it when your gun goes off like that and puts holes in your nice carpeting? I sure do.
Some nearby police heard the gunshot and came over to Jones' car to investigate. They took his gun, but since Jones has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, he was allowed to leave. (The Florida permit is recognized by the State of Michigan.) And that was that.
Remember, this is the same guy who triggered the deaths of several dozen people including United Nations Peacekeeper soldiers. This is the man who was warned by the State Department, the President, and General Petraeus that his actions would harm our war efforts and kill people. This is the man who went ahead with his irresponsible "free speech" anyway, and who was unapologetic when told of the deaths caused by his actions.
So now imagine you're the judge or a juror and you've been asked to decide whether this man should be given a permit to protest Sharia law and Islam outside a Muslim mosque. The man is indirectly responsible for dozens of deaths, and now it turns out he's probably been carrying a concealed weapon the whole time.
I know how I'd vote if I were on that jury.
(P.S. Here is a great letter from the mayor of Dearborn to Terry Jones. He closes with this: "You have said over and over that 'Muslims are welcome as long as they follow the Constitution.' Surely, then, you wouldn’t ask less of yourself.")