BEFORE you read this, let me just make a few things clear:
This is NOT about guns. Yes, you will read that word here or there, but this is not a pro or anti gun post. So if you own one, take note that I am NOT picking on you. I don't care if you have one or 100 of them, and in this case, the moron could have used a rock, an old PS1 controller or even a hand puppet, I'd still be on his ass. The problem in this article is the 51 year old, so let's stay focused here.
I am NOT saying that we can never ever punish bad kids or that kids are saintly. If anything I believe in old school punishments, as they did me just fine. Yes I was spanked. I never cut myself or needed therapy. If your parent spanked you, get over it. There's worse in the world, as you are about to see.
This is about a little girl. Yes, she is 15 and I just used that terminology. I'm sorry if that offends you, but if you're under 18, you are a LITTLE KID. With that said, that should be extra reason not to threaten someone with any weapon.
Alright, now that we have that clear, let me talk a bit about an asshole, who is old enough to know better, but clearly does not. I just saw a story that makes me want to slap the asshole who did this to his daughter. I'll let CBS tell the tale, I'll highlight the parts that anger me the most:
"ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 51-year-old St. Paul man is accused of pointing an AK-47 assault rifle at his daughter after the two argued about her grades in school, according to charges filed Friday in Ramsey County Court.
Kirill Bartashevitch was charged with two felony counts of terroristic threats in connection with the Jan. 13 incident.
According to the complaint, St. Paul Police responded to St. Paul Central High School on Jan. 17 after a report of an assault against a 15-year-old female student. A social worker at the school had received a report from a parent who had been monitoring her son’s electronic communications. The communications showed that Bartashevitch had sent the son a message that he had pointed an AK-47 rifle at the girl.
The complaint states that the girl and Bartashevitch were arguing at their residence on Jan. 13 about her grades in school. She was getting two Bs in school instead of two As. He swore at the girl, who then told him she hated him, and he grabbed a recently purchased AK-47 and pointed it at her.
According to the complaint, he bought the rifle because he knew it would soon be banned. The girl’s mother jumped between them when he pointed the gun, and the girl was eventually ordered to go to her room by Bartashevitch.
The girl’s mother told police that when she intervened, Bartasevitch threw her to the floor and that he pointed the gun at both of them, the complaint states.
On Jan. 24, police conducted a search warrant of his home and found 9mm ammunition and receipts for the purchases of two rifles."
Alright, let me break this down, using numbers.
1. You are 51 years old. That means you have had 51 years to learn how not to throw temper tantrums every time something happens that you don't like. Instead, not only did you throw a tantrum, you threatened her life with a gun bigger than she is. If this is how you parent, you can take your fake excuse about "teaching respect" and shove it up your ass. You're a spoiled brat, and you deserve NOTHING good in your life if this is how you behave.
Respect by the way, is something you teach BY EXAMPLE. You don't bark it at a kid, you don't rob them of their property, scream, hit and threaten them, you teach by SHOWING them respect. That means mind your manners, FOOL!! If anybody needs that lesson, it's YOU.
2. You threatened to shoot her, because she got two B's.
REALLY??? She is 15 years old. Wake up and smell the coffee you old loon!
Parents are always bitching that their kids aren't grateful. Well look in the mirror, jackass! YOU are the reason why.
You want a kid to be grateful? Teach by example.
She is 15 years old. At her age, you should be grateful she isn't:
* On Drugs
* Sleeping Around
* Robbing people/stores
* Beating people up
* Killing people
* On a reality show
But noooo~oooo. You are not grateful. You have no ability to be thankful. You are selfish.
You're throwing a tantrum because she missed getting an A. You're upset she isn't trying harder for mediocrity, in a busted school system, which is preparing her for cubical, food and retail service.
Let me ask you, how good were YOUR grades at age 15? Obviously not good enough if you're not working above the status quo. In fact, until you threatened a little girl, nobody knew who you are, so nobody would have cared what became of you. You went to school, you probably got good grades, and you still amount to NOTHING in this world. So in the grand scheme of things, her not getting an A every single time really isn't worth threatening her with anything.
3. You threatened a little girl and her mom with an AK-47. Now like I said, it could have been a rock for all I care, the fact that you threatened her with ANY weapon means that you are a scared twat, hiding behind an inanimate object to make yourself feel bigger.
You threatened two, helpless people, smaller than yourself, with a gun. Clearly, any moron who bullies or threatens feels that they have no control over some aspect of their lives, so rather than do the adult thing and make changes, they do the irrational villain thing by abusing those weaker than they are. So you are a power hungry asshole.
4. You ONLY bought that gun, because it's about to become ILLEGAL.
Let's take a look at this, shall we?
If it was a handgun, a shotgun, or any other gun, he likely would not have purchased it.
But because THIS is the gun that is soon to leave Wal*Mart, that's suddenly "his baby".
That's as bad as the little boy on the playground, who only wants a toy because he can't have it. Or the jealous asswipe at work who only wants your boy/girlfriend, because someone else has him/her.
Now the thing nobody has figured out yet, if you own this illegal gun, and keep it full of ammo, YOU ARE COMMITTING A CRIME, meaning that you wasted money on a gun that is 100% USELESS to you.
That's like if I were to go crazy, buying up truckloads of Vicodin, because it may soon be on the same level as Cocaine. It too is a tool used to injure and kill people in mass quantities, can't really be used "safely" no matter what it's maker wants to pretend, and by owning it, it's like screaming at a cop "YOO-HOOOO I'm committing a federal offense by hanging onto contraband like a stripper hangs on a pole COME GET ME!" Why don't you call a cop a racial slur while you're at it, sheesh!
But not only did you buy a gun ONLY because everyone else is talking about it, you used it to threaten those that are weaker than you, thus making everybody else your age and with a gun look crazy. Real good.
It's a shame to know that the media has been rife with idiots like these. There are so many people right now, wishing that they could have or adopt a child of their own, and here's this asshole, abusing a kid he doesn't deserve.