I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS WOMAN
Laurel Harper, the mother of the Oregon mass murderer, stockpiled firearms because she feared stricter gun laws. Chris Harper Mercer’s mother bragged on Facebook about the number of guns and assault rifles she owned and argued in favor of laws allowing the open carrying of firearms, according to Vocativ.com.
“You can’t be that naive, can you? It’s ridiculously easy to understand the apprehension associated with open carry. I moved from So. Calif. to Oregon, from Southern Crime-a-mania to open carry. An open carry law won’t work everywhere,” Harper wrote. But, she added, “And when the mood strikes, and as long as we’re tossing around brand names, I sling an AR, Tek-9 or AK over my shoulder, or holster a Glock 21 (not 22), or one of my other handguns, like the Sig Sauer P226, and walk out the door. I find the shotguns are a little too cumbersome to open carry. ”
In addition, Laurel Harper shopped around for a shooting range that would allow her and her son to fire away without supervision, according to the Daily News.
The Oregon murderer’s mother, a nurse, shared an apartment with her son, and spoke openly about her love of guns, according to the mother of one of her patients.
“She said she had multiple guns and believed wholeheartedly in the Second Amendment and wanted to get all the guns she could before someone outlawed them,” Shelly Steele, who hired Harper to provide care for her teenage son who was sick.
“My husband is an avid hunter and former military, so she would talk to him about it all the time, how she liked to take her son shooting,” Steele said.
“He liked to do it with her,” she said, referring to Chris.
“She told my husband she just purchased some new guns a few weeks ago and took him shooting. I thought the whole situation was very strange. If you know your son has mental health issues, do you encourage a fascination with guns?”
That’s a very good question!
Well her son is dead and took nine folks along with him. I'm wondering how she feels about her open carry bullshit and her "Obama is going to confiscate all of our guns" bullshit now. Or maybe her "beliefs" are more important to her than her son's life. Then again maybe she was arming herself against the Blue Helmeted UN Troops Obama is massing in the Bahamas. Or Bermuda or wherever the hell these crazy people believe he's amassing troops to invade America. Now I have idea how much of this story is true. But I suspect the gist is right on target.
What this whole sorry woman demonstrates, however, is the power of the right wing media.