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Denver shooter mocked gun safety on Facebook just 3 months before getting concealed carry permit

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As a conservative, I can tell you that there are some things in life that you don’t joke about.

You don’t joke about momma, the flag or gun safety, amongst others things. To do so is tempting fate, or karma or God himself.

Karma can sometimes be a big, nasty lady, who waits a few years to get revenge on those who flaunt it.

Take the case of Matthew Dolloff, 30, who now sits in Denver County jail charged on suspicion of first-degree murder.

While it’s still not clear what motivated him to shoot Navy veteran Lee Keltner in Denver over the week, the idea advanced this week by his legal team that Dolloff was properly trained and vetted in the use of force, is difficult to believe after looking at his Facebook account.  

Dolloff, some will say, was asking for karma to dump on him when in March of 2018 he posted an attack on conservatives that featured a book cover mocking gun owner’s obsession with safety called “How To Talk To Your Cat About Gun Safety And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, And Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives”.

Just a few months later in June of 2018, Dolloff applied and received a Colorado Concealed Weapon permit.

Published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2017, the book makes fun of conservative topics, but it mostly makes fun of gun safety, making it a prescient Facebook post considering that Dolloff now finds himself in jail for murder.

According to an excerpt on Amazon, which apparently Dolloff never read, the books deals in a mocking way with topics such as:

  • What is the best age to start talking to my cat about gun safety?
  • What are the risks of not talking to my cat about gun safety?
  • How do cats fit in to the defense of America?
  • How can I prepare my cat for the threats they will commonly face?

A typical missive, which perhaps is an epitaph for the shooting, reads:  

Dogs are often, as it is commonly said, all bark and no bite. Instruct your cat to fire a warning shot if an angry or aggressive dog confronts them. This will be enough to scare most dogs away without resorting to bloodshed. Remember, when firing a warning shot, always fire down into the ground, not into the air… Burglars, while posing a potentially serious threat to your cat’s safety, should not be met with lethal force. In many cases it will suffice merely to maim the intruder. Just because your cat is the cutest little cutie-pie in the world does not mean they possess the higher brain functions and powers of reasoning necessary to decide the fate of every criminal who crosses your threshold.

You can order the book from Amazon here.

But I’m not sure that the Denver County jail will deliver it to Dolloff directly.

PHOTO: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

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