Skip to comments.Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder
Posted on 12/15/2010 1:26:50 AM PST by Bon mots
Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said.
The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties..
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Does anyone remember that vehemently anti-gun NY Times(?) columnist, Carl Rowan who shot two kids for simply swimming in his pool?
Woo Hoo !! GET SOME !
Guns for me but none for thee.
Hypocrisy so thick and creamy you can spread it with a paper knife.
Of course...it’s always been about restrictions/prohibitions on you, but not them. They’re special. You’re not.
"If guns are outlawed, only ____________ will have them." Looks like the old slogan needs a slight alteration.
Liberal hypocrisy at its most blatant and worse.
Anti gun nuts should take note.
Criminals will target anti gun zealots.
I myself own a gun and am not afraid to use it. Guns were made for protection and personal safety. It is that rare psycho dumbass that creates problems by going on shooting sprees and then commits suicide. It is not the gun itself that is the problem but the mental health of unbalanced individuals that IS the problem.
THIS IS THE BEST WORDED PRO-GUN ARGUMENT I HAVE EVER READ.
Very good article, of course from a Marine !!!!
“The Gun Is Civilization”
Interesting take and one you don’t hear much. . . . . .
As the Supreme Court hears arguments for and against the Chicago , IL Gun Ban,
I offer you another stellar example of a letter (written by a Marine), that places the proper perspective on what a gun means to a civilized society.
Read this eloquent and profound letter and pay close attention to the last paragraph of the letter....
“The Gun Is Civilization” by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.
If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force.
Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion.
Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force.
You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.
The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations.
These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job.
That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat—it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.
People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury.
This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst.
The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.
The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter.
It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone.
The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.
It removes force from the equation... and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.)
So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced. This is worth printing and sharing with others!
Hypocrite of the year award winner.
Um, Ev? You do know that Major Caudill is a fictional character, created by http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/major-caudill-hits-the-big-time/
That list should also include the maniacs in Hollywood. They surround themselves with armed security & probably even carry but contribute significantly to rabid gun control causes. Rosie O’Donnell comes to mind (among many others).
“We should compile a list of Liberals who are vehemently anti-gun....”
Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Ca) goes to the top of the list. Her CCW was issued by the local sheriff of her home town......San Francisco, Ca. To top that off, her husband had a deal with the Chinese Co, Norinco, to import AK-47 look alikes to the US.....You know, the same ones that Diane is always holding up at anti 2nd Amendment press events!
Same Diane that during the Bush years, was allowed to quietly resign her chairmanship of the Senate VA Hospital oversight committee when the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Army Hospital were made public.......
She’s up for re-election in 2012! Vote her out!
Soles, a democrat, was indicted in January, 2010 on a felony firearms charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury.
In February, 2010 he pled to a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault and walked away with only a $1,000 fine.
Shortly before the shooting he was accused of fondling a man when the man was 15 and paying him money to keep the crime quiet.
This story is over a year old.
27 April 1995: "Less than twenty years ago I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer. And the bomb didn't detonate. [...] I was very lucky. But, I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home. [...] And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me."
Feinstein claims that she has since relinquished both the handgun and the concealed weapons permit which means nothing, really, when you consider she obtained both at a time she deemed them necessary for herself even though she has hypocritically fought to deny that right to other law-abiding citizens in years since.
Wow... I just read about it now.
IMHO a story worth repeating and keeping alive in the blogosphere...
he did it again? he did the same thing a year ago. his seat finally went republican.
Sorry, no... I just read about it on a site that had today's date and assumed that it just happened. It was posted there as news... they did not have the date of the actual shooting on the site, but today's date - which fooled me as I did not hear of it when it actually occurred.
Sorry for any confusion...
I guess it's good to keep stories like this out there in the blogosphere so that others like myself who did not hear this story get to see what Liberals are really all about.
Remember who his lawyer was? Joe Cheshire, the man who defended the Duke Lacrosse players when Mike Nifong tried to lynch them.
and let US not forget Jay Rockefeller. He exercised his 2nd Amendment right by keeping an M-16 handy at his District of Columbia residence. His wife, CEO of local public TV may have since put the kabosh to the KABOOM.
Diane Fienstien used to pack a gun until she married a zillionare and could afford to hire people to carry them for her. And Don Perata, one of the most anti-gun California pols ever, who pushed through the CA “assault weapon ban” and many other laws, has both a CCW permit and an AR15.
The mark of feudalism, the nobles are armed, peasants are not.
Was the gun registered after the purchase?
I didn’t know. What was the tip off that I missed?
Outlaws and Politicians, one in the same.
More Democrats for the NRA to endorse...
I see several problems here. More range time and/or more caliber needed. If this loon was an anti, he probably had a .22 derringer with 2 shots.
Fine by me. I’m in SC and somehow missed it the first time around.
And surely you know that whether or not Caudill is real has no bearing on the weight of the argument.
The idea of gun control is absolute nonsense.
I remember the Rowan story. Add Diane Feinstein to the list.
“If guns are outlawed, only Party Members will have them.”
But they were white and he was black! YOU weren't supposed to remember that. Are you some kind of racist?
And the gun was not legally his. They claimed it was his son's, an FBI agent, and yet it was kept in daddy's bedroom.
How about Rosie Odonnel and ALL the “famous people’ who have security guards , security around their homes and of course, bodyguards.
LOL, interesting twist, but it does nothing to invalidate or dilute the strength of the message. That was very well written, even if done under a nom de guerre.
Why the original author did that, I don’t know. Who wouldn’t want to take credit for such a well written piece? (Well, maybe someone who hobnobs in the Manhattan Cocktail Circuit and is uncomfortable when the libs sneer at him and use the word “Neanderthal”, but...somehow I don’t think this guy falls in that category...)
Is this a new event?
He did the same last year. Seems he likes boys and the ‘chickens’ come home to roost.
Man......you know how to suck the fun out of a room when you enter.......it’s still a lot of laughs and irony!!!!!
The shooting happened over a year ago. There was a recent (November of this year) break in at the Senators home.
My suggestion to the Senator would be to read this...
Gun Control: It’s past being a political issue. Over the past two years, I’ve seen small arms being developed and deployed by other nations that are significantly more advanced that what the United States has been able to produce. Many of these small arms systems are incorporating technology that expands and enhances the capabilities and the roles these guns will fill.
With this being said, the issue of gun control has become a National Security issue. The ability of our nation to counter this technology simply does not exist due to the nature of the gun control laws on the books currently.
While our enemies develop rifle systems that can accurately deliver full automatic fire at ranges the M16 and similar weapons could only dream of, the United States Government is more interested in ensuring that the citizens cannot protect themselves against enemies... foriegn or domestic. With laws in place such as the 1968 Gun Control Act, the 1934 National Firearms Act, and the 1986 Hughes Amendment, the ability of the firearms industry to research and develop effective counters to what our enemies have is stiffled to the point where we are now 50 years behind the technology curve.
Gun Control has had a dangerous effect on the security of our nation. Every elected official from 1934 to present is responsible for this. None of these people want to ensure the safety of the United States over their insatiable desire to control everything and everyone.
Any elected official that supports gun control is committing treason. They are aiding the enemy by restricting the firearms manufacturers in this nation from developing effective means to keep us safe.
I don’t know about you, but I have a serious problem with this situation. My question to our elected officials is this... Does control mean that much to you that you are willing to endanger every man, woman, and child by ensuring that not only our armed forces but the citizens as well do not have the tools needed to fight tyranny or invasion or simply more violent criminals?
Poor Kyle's life is now ruined, thanks to more senseless gun violence.
His lawsuit should ask for seven figures...what's John Edwards doing lately?
The say, “Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.” Liberal democrat and vice seem to be synonymous.
No, you would still have it right, danielmryan.
Do as I say, not as I do...
Wow. Didn't know that.
Apparently, 911 is not good enough for him. Hmmm, wonder why?
1) In August 2009, Soles shot Kyle Blackburn, who the senator said was trying to break into his home. Soles eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. A judge ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs.
2)18 November 2010: At 9:45 p.m., Tabor City Police received a call about gunshots fired somewhere around the lake near Soles’s home. Dowless said the call did not come from Soles.
At 9:48 p.m., police did received another call from Soles. This time he said he heard glass break in his home. Dowless said when officers arrived, they found rear window broken, a glass table broken and paint on a wall. Dowless said investigators asked Soles if he heard any gunshots, but Soles said, “All I heard was glass breaking.”
Apparently from the press, the old Democrat has a problem with young men appearing on his property asking for money. Gee, I wonder why ‘young men’ are on his property asking for money?
“The State Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate accusations made by a young man who claimed Soles tried to molest him when he was 15. The man, Stacey Scott, has since recanted those claims, and Soles denies them.”
On December 30, 2009, Soles (at the time, the longest-serving legislator in the state) announced he would not seek re-election in 2010. This came after an August, 2009 incident in which he shot a young man and former legal client in the leg who was allegedly trying to kick in Soles’ front door. In another incident, Soles pepper sprayed a young man. Soles’ lawyer, Joseph Cheshire, said the shooting was self-defense. Cheshire and Soles repeatedly have said that Soles has been generous to former clients in hoping to ease them back to a law-abiding life. Soles has denied having sexual relations with any of the young men. Soles was indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on 7 January, 2010.
Teen linked to Senator RC Soles fears his life is in jeopardy
“For the first time since a house paid for by State Senator RC Soles was set on fire, the North Carolina lawmaker is talking about his controversial relationship with a 17-year-old boy who lived there.”
“Strickland isn’t the only person Senator Soles has supported. He also admits to helping a young man by the name of B.J. Wright who was released from prison Monday morning.”
Ooops. Gets it wrong in the first sentence. For example, deception.
But look at the name of the website! Maybe he does it again!