When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have baseball bats. Again.

Actually, this is the third time that we’ve written one of these up. This is not surprising as far more people are killed annually with things like “baseball bats” than they are with things like “assault rifles.”

Miami’s New Times, who never met a criminal they didn’t like more than his victim, starts off saying some nice things about the young perp (right) before saying what he did this Christmas Eve.

Brandon Aydelott loved baseball. He was a varsity player at Gulf Breeze High School who also played in the Golden Gloves competition circuit, which regularly saw scouts from Division 1 schools. The 17-year-old senior could throw a 99 mph fastball — although he averaged about 80 — and also played shortstop. Police say a baseball bat played a part in the murder.

motion_laws1_240x180It almost seems like writer Allie Conti is attributing criminal intent to the bat. The same way she writes about guns! (even fake ones). Of course, she’s probably a recipient of a low-quality liberal arts education, like most reporters, and probably never heard of Newton’s First Law of Motion, particularly the bit about “unless an external force is applied to it.”  Like most reporters.

Now she gets around to mentioning the victim of that fatal bat beating — Brandon’s mother.

Sharon was a Pensacola native and a single mom. She attended high school and college in Alabama and moved back to become a beloved comprehensive science teacher at Holley-Navarre Middle School.

Is it just us, or have a lot of these murderers been raised by single mothers? Anybody run the percentages?

Her body was found around 6 p.m. Tuesday by a friend who stopped by the house on 1119 Crane Cove Blvd. in Gulf Breeze. The visitor first noticed a front door that was open and smeared with blood before coming across the deceased.

Friends are defined these days as, “who finds you when your only son beats you to death,” apparently. Lord love a duck.

Watch out for the one with your name on it.

Watch out for the one with your name on it.

Brandon was found at a nearby home, where he had been staying on and off for several months because of his tumultuous home life. The 6’3″, 200-pound athlete peacefully surrendered and confessed to police how he beat his mom with a bat, cut her throat, and ultimately stabbed her in the eye. It is unclear what their final argument was about.

via Florida Teen Murders His Mom, A Beloved Local Teacher, On Christmas Eve.

Well, of course it’s unclear. It’s not like she can tell us, and he isn’t exactly a credible witness.

4 thoughts on “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have baseball bats. Again.

  1. Stefan van der Borght

    As vile as this example is, it does not scrape the bottom of the human depravity barrel. In my opinion the scum that deliberately poison the morals of society are even worse than the matricidal bastard in the OP, no apology for that good English word. I can only console my tortured soul with the knowledge that The Lord will settle all accounts completely. For a moment I was puzzling over why you post such glimpses into applied discount-retail evil, but I came up with a bunch of rabbit-trail themes of which the practical applications run out to a combination of run, hide, stand firm, and pray. So, I pray in part for you and yours, because you lot over there need Help that is not cordite-driven. We don’t even have cordite, so hang onto yours! A stout bit of rope will do for Batsman Brandon, but not much likelihood of that. Pity. Cordage is reusable, and there’s a long queue of folks that have earned a swing, as much by their pens as with blunt objects at whatever velocity. Society was a whole lot better to live in when lowlife beasts had the prospect of swift recompense. It was also due to discipline in childhood, but when there’s no Daddy there’s probably no Belt waiting to curb a fool from exploring the decency boundary, and we end up reading sickening news reports and wondering how much more and for how long. Isaiah had his answer to his similar question, and we’re almost there.

    1. Bill K

      Ecclesiastes 8:11, “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.”

    2. Hognose Post author

      When I was young, in the 1970s and 1980s, and the long-suppressed death penalty was returning to American courts, haltingly to be sure, I had two t-shirts that expressed my opinion on criminals well. One displayed an electric chair with the slogan: “Justice: regular or Extra Crispy!”, riffing off the slogan of a fried-chicken chain of the era. The other showed a hangman’s knot with the message: “Save energy!”

      The reason for posting “When guns are outlawed…” is simply to get across something that readers of this blog probably already believe, and that is this: Guns do not cause crime. Nor accidents. Not guns themselves, nor “access to” guns, nor some scary types of guns, Neither do such things as violence on TV, or blood-soaked video games. (If Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II turned kids into school shooters, schools without shootings would be the rarities that make the news. And the favorite game of the kid that shot up the Newtown school? Dance Dance Revolution).

      Crime comes from that place in the human mind and soul where depravity dwells, and sometimes festers and grows. Over the centuries it has been treated as a religious problem (demonic possession), a moral one, and now, with no more evidence for this approach than there was for the others, as some kind of a medical issue. (“His hormones were out of balance so he killed 26 people.”)

      I just know that at some point, the killer made the conscious, volitional act that killed. How he did it is not why he did. The people who blame guns are really no different from the people in 1692 who blamed witches. They want to find some entity to blame; to accept the truth requires them to face the monstrous in their fellow man.

  2. Bill T

    There is a spot in ALL men where depravity dwells. “ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God”.
    This place is stronger or weaker depending on the person (male or female, )
    If you feed the good part of yourself good will be stronger, if you feed the evil part it will be stronger.
    Discipline has through the ages generally reinforced the good side. A “timeout” is a poor substitute for a trip to the “woodshed” as long as the person administering the spanking is not unbalanced toward evil himself. There seem to be no really clear answers in today’s thinking. It’s not the Gun, knife, baseball bat, rock, Assault rifle, It’s the PERSON using them who is at fault.

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