Hell, It’s Colder than a Witch’s Boob in a Brass Bra in the Klondike in Right Now in Connecticut So Who Can Blame Her?

February 08, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Category: Uncategorized

I’ve only been to Chuck E. Cheese one time and I needed a gun there, too.  To shoot myself.

But, 30 year old Tawana Bourne saw things a little differently when somebody’s obviously deranged child pushed Tawana’s two year old off a ride.   I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Chuck E. Cheese, but children playing nicely in a spring meadow does not happen there.  It’s a mosh pit of small people hyped up on bad food and noise headaches.

But, Tawana decided that bullying was bad and “brandished a .380 semiautomatic handgun and chambered a round” during a verbal altercation at the restaurant.

Nothing fights bullyism better than a .380 semiautomatic.

But, there’s a better part.

In a brief interview with the newspaper Tuesday, Bourne described herself as a “very good person” that is “very involved in the community.”

According to the Courant, Bourne had “rediscovered God, conquered a crack cocaine addiction and pursued her dream of working with children,” prior to the incident. She is the mother of two boys, and is the founder of a local non-profit organization that works with parents on crisis prevention and intervention.

Police said that Bourne had a state permit for the handgun, but that both the weapon and permit were seized in her arrest.

So Tawana has a legal handgun permit and works with local parents on crisis prevention.

Oh sweet nectar from the Irony Gods, how I do love thee.

Thanks to Carl for the heads up.

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25 Comments to “Hell, It’s Colder than a Witch’s Boob in a Brass Bra in the Klondike in Right Now in Connecticut So Who Can Blame Her?”


  1. You had EXACTLY the kind of fun – NOT that I had on my one visit:

    I’ve only been to Chuck E. Cheese one time and I needed a gun there, too. To shoot myself.

    Gambling Casino for Kiddies~

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  2. Umptydump says:

    Another reason to ban guns at Little League and Pop Warner football games, permit to carry or no permit.

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  3. Chuck E. Cheese–where it’s never too early to introduce your children to poor nutrition and gambling and apparently gun violence.

    [I'd love to take credit for that, but I just stole it off Facebook.]

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  4. Chuck E Cheese – Yikes! hate it.

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  5. Thank goodness my niece and nephew have outgrown the Chuck E Cheese phase. I always thought it was creepy. At least the one we went to in Maryland served beer–the only saving grace of the place.

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  6. Sam in Kyle says:

    Of course in the NRA she’s know as a “hero”. Watching those darn animals is enough to make anyone go bonkers but pulling a gun is just too much except by NRA standards.

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  7. Sounds like Wayne LaPierre’s dream date.

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  8. God be praised that the stupid woman didn’t kill that child. Let us hope that not only will she lose her gun permanently, but that special attention will be paid to making sure she never receives another one…EVER!

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  9. What she did was against all the training in the CHL class. No wonder they pulled the license when they seized the gun.

    I’ve only been in CEC once, too, for a god-daughter’s birthday party. I was so emotionally exhausted by the time it was over from the complete overstimulation from noise that I was good for nothing the rest of the day. Can’t remember if I gave up and put in earplugs or not, but I know I was using NSAIDs for the headache.

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  10. I am beginning to think that karma has a liberal bias.
    I have heard horror stories about Chucky’s.

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  11. Corinne Sabo says:

    I am glad I never go to Chuck E. Cheese. Who knew you needed a gun to eat there?

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  12. Of course this story would never have been in the headlines if the other CEC patrons had been appropriately armed.

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  13. I consider myself lucky because I’ve never been to a Chuck E. Cheese.

    Yeah, Bourne appears to be a fine example for a non-profit to help parents on crisis prevention by showing them what they should not do. She sounds like a grifter to me.

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  14. You just can’t make this stuff up.

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  15. Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.
    The Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.
    Alice: How do you know I’m mad?
    The Cat: You must be. Or you wouldn’t have come here.

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  16. Went once and the refrain “I say Happy, you say Birthday” was stuck in my brain, well forever, oh the humanity.

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  17. I always prefer Guacamole to Whack-a-Mole

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  18. Juanita Jean’s comments about the atmosphere at Chuck E. Cheese’s and the insanity of hauling out a pistol to settle an argument in the midst of a seething mass of screaming children are right on. But the story in the Hartford Courant is even weirder than this posting would suggest: It was Tawana’s 5-year-old son who did the pushing, and the person he pushed was another woman’s 2-year-old daughter. Tawana hauled out her loaded weapon and chambered a round when the girl’s mom admonished the boy for shoving her child. What a piece of work!

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  19. Sam in Kyle says:

    I’ve been through a CHL class and two renewals. The majority of the people in the class are responsible citizens. However, in each class there were several individuals who scared the bejeesus out of me. I remember two young ladies who asked the instructor “If we get out of our car and see someone taking stuff out of our apartment can we shoot him?” The answer, “It’s just stuff ladies, not worth dying over, you or him.”

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  20. Umptydump says:

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition:

    http://amarillo.com/news/2013-02-08/church-host-firearm-training

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  21. When guns aren’t outlawed a whole lot of crazy people are going to be waving guns around in public places.

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  22. About 15 years ago, mas o menos, there was a “massacre” at a Chuck E Cheese in Aurora, Colorado. I don’ recall exactly how the story goes, think it had to do with a disgruntled employee going postal. Once again the person with the gun was a young white male. To their credit… Chuck E. Cheese never re-opened that location, and the space it occupied in that strip center remained vacant for years. It is just about a mile from the Aurora Cinema fiasco, which just had its “grand reopening”. The Mayor of Aurora, Steve Hogan, is a good friend of mine. Steve was on City Council when the Cheesey thing happened, and he lived about a dozen blocks from that location, as did I. The entire area is a real “dogs and kids” environment, populated by good, middle class people who get up and go to work every day, love their neighborhood and its amenities. Many in Aurora wanted the Cinema to be torn down, but that obviously didn’t happen. Will be interesting to see if folks will actually decide to go to a flick there again.

    There are simply too many people packing heat….

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  23. We have had about 15-16 inches of snow.
    I have not felt a need to bring out my imaginary gun to keep other people’s kids in line.

    Good God, according to the NRA, we should bring guns with us every time, every place we go?

    What happened to our American exceptional-ism?

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  24. My husband, son and I walked into a CEC one time. I froze just inside the entrance as the wave of noise hit me. I eyeballed the hamster tubes running high up around the large room and realized that neither my husband or I could fit in them. My son had frozen in a fun house shortly before this and I had been forced to go in after him. I tightened my grip on my son’s hand, hissed “Let’s go!” to my husband and we walked back out the door. Never Went Back.

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  25. Diane, the Washington Post recently had a profile of a man who does just that. A father of three, aged 53, he said he really “felt like an adult” the first time he wore a gun, which was only a few years ago. Now he’s so nuts that there was a photo of him in his home, standing on his head with his nine-year-old daughter sitting on the sofa, and he’s still WEARING THE GUN. Which he has already said is loaded and with a bullet ready in the chamber. Does he think that the Charles Manson gang is going to break down his front door at any moment? I don’t know the clinical definition of paranoia, but I don’t think this guy is stable enough and in touch with reality enough to be walking around with a lethal weapon he could fire in seconds.

    How many like him are there in this country?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-gun-rights-backer-armed-with-his-glock-and-his-blog-is-always-on-alert/2013/02/02/2467d81e-6c87-11e2-ada0-5ca5fa7ebe79_story.html

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