And no one got killed??? Unpossible! Not only that, but apparently this mad man has been taking that “evil assault weapon” to games for years… and no one ever gets killed. This is my shocked face!
You see, the rifle that the WVU Mountaineer mascot uses at each game is not a prop… it is in fact a real rifle (There ought to be a law or something). A big kerfuffle got started recently after said mascot who apparently is a
racist, homophobe true man’s man posted a video of himself using the rifle to shoot a bear. And apparently the rifle has been used to take a lot of other game over the years… He says hunting with the gun is a Mountaineer mascot tradition.
“Other Mountaineers have gone and shot multiple deer with it before. I’ve taken it with me deer hunting before, also.”
Now the university is saying that he cant take the rifle hunting anymore because so many people got their panties in a wad over it…
“While Jonathan Kimble’s actions broke no laws or regulations, the university has discussed this with him, and he agrees that it would be appropriate to forego using the musket in this way in the future,” said WVU spokesman John Bolt.
Exit Question: So can anyone take a musket to an NCAA event, or is he “the only one professional enough”?
Exit Question #2: Why is nobody pissed about him using dogs?
Not a Assault Rifle, you say? Well, that most certainly would depend on which century I wrote this in. At one point in history that musket was indeed one of those evil weapons that “only belongs on the battlefield”… and lets also not forget that at one point in history the Pope wanted to ban the crossbow because it was the most evil thing the battlefield had ever seen. Its all just a matter of historical perspective.
*For the record, I am strongly against people doing “victory dances” over a dead animal. I’m all for this guy going hunting with the rifle, and posting vids and pics or whatever, but I’m just not a fan of the way he acted in that video. YMMV.
Tip of the Coonskin hat (I think you see what I did there) to The Mellow Jihadi