Say hello to Michael Hamilton, who lives in Baltimore County and is 61 years of age, and during those 61 years has apparently failed to learn that we don't get to shoot at people just because they float past us on kayaks.
According to the Baltimore Sun, old Mike doesn't much cotton to people careering down the mighty muddy Gunpowder River, especially the part of the river that fronts his property. He's just had it up to here ^ with this ersatz flotilla of people on their rafts, floats, rowboats, inner tubes and kayaks going past his house. So he hollers at them, and, according to seven of them who claim to have been shot at, he shot at seven people.
His side of it is that these folks litter and toss beer cans in the busches and rolling rocks down by the river, but wiser National Bohemians know better than to shoot at people with a Colt .45 just because they give you some schlitz. Of coors, I thought this sort of behavior was all in the pabst, but we can talk about that lager.
The police came up and explained to Mike that he does not own the river, and floated the idea past him that he should refrain from such behavior until his trial on charges of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
And probably after the trial, it would be a good idea to put the guns away, too.
Gun control opponents will now take to our forum here and explain why people like Mr Hamilton need to be armed so they can ALLEGEDLY shoot at people willy nilly. Have at it, friends: fire when ready!
Oooops. I did it again.