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Police: Woman pulls gun on congressman in church parking lot
http://www.wyff4.com/ ^

Posted on 09/10/2012 7:54:45 AM PDT by jakerobins

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Authorities in Spartanburg arrested a woman Sunday who is accused of pointing a gun at a U.S. congressman

Police said they arrested the woman after she approached U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy while he was sitting in his vehicle in a church parking lot.

According to the arrest warrant, 52-year-old Gloria Brackett pointed a gun at Gowdy because she felt he was following her.

The report states Gowdy repeatedly told her he was not following her. It goes on to say Gowdy told the woman he was parked outside the First Baptist Church in Spartanburg waiting for his daughter to come out from a church service.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl
Yikes. Glad Congressman Gowdy and his daughter are unharmed.
1 posted on 09/10/2012 7:54:48 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Holy crap, what is it with the spate of the insane pulling out guns. Something deeper than coincidence is at work here.... maybe a ‘Crazy And Furious’ thing.....


2 posted on 09/10/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: jakerobins

Wow! My favorite congressman. Glad he and his child are OK!


3 posted on 09/10/2012 7:57:11 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: jakerobins

Holder's people?

4 posted on 09/10/2012 7:58:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: jakerobins

There may be a racial angle to this one.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 7:59:11 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Lazamataz

Isn’t it interesting that we haven’t heard A THING about the person who shot a gun at the WH?


6 posted on 09/10/2012 7:59:41 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: jakerobins

Rep. Trey Gowdy is an up & coming young conservative Republican. Often seen on FoxNews.

For that reason one of Holder’s people didn’t like him & came dangerously close to acting on that dislike.

Just this South Carolinian’s opinion.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 7:59:54 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Steely Tom

I can hear all the Democrats going, “You Go, Girl!” “Truth to Power!”


8 posted on 09/10/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Lazamataz

That would be nuts! She was carrying the gun without a permit....Imagine if it was a F&F weapon.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: elcid1970

Maybe next Sunday the good congressman will go inside the church with his child..........


10 posted on 09/10/2012 8:07:25 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Lazamataz
...because she felt he was following her.

She obviously is very delusional.....even in my worst nightmare I would not.......

11 posted on 09/10/2012 8:14:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Lazamataz

I think the reprobate may have told a little fib. She was probably trying to GET HIM TO FOLLOW HER!......


12 posted on 09/10/2012 8:17:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: jakerobins

Who would EVER want to follow that 2 bagger??


13 posted on 09/10/2012 8:18:59 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Not sure of the time of day this incident happened but if it was afternoon or evening many churches run youth activities at those times.

News conference at 11:30. Live link at article.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: elcid1970
Did you see that you senior senator just made an endorsement in a California congressional race...a Dem v. Dem member v. member contest ( because of Cal's new primary rules)..like why is he even getting involved in this.

Do you think Lindsay will have a primary in 2014, and which one of your great GOP congressmen will take him on?

Methinks he might bail out early rather than lose a primary..maybe take an Ambassador's slot if Mitt wins...that would let Haley pick the next Senator..whosher fave?

15 posted on 09/10/2012 8:28:24 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Lazamataz
Holy crap, what is it with the spate of the insane pulling out guns. Something deeper than coincidence is at work here.... maybe a ‘Crazy And Furious’ thing.....

(A) If she was there first, time for him to move down a few slots and let her enter of leave church without interference.
(B) But if he was there first, time for her to put her gun away, move her car to some distance before getting out, and call into the church for assistance.

Guns are OK. Interfering with someone's deportment is not, if it is not provably threatening. (IMHO, a licensed CDW carrier )

16 posted on 09/10/2012 8:34:41 AM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: imardmd1

Amazing. The police spokesman, a man of color, just identified the female suspect as a ‘black female’. Holy holy holy moly.


17 posted on 09/10/2012 8:39:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Amazing. The police spokesman, a man of color, just identified the female suspect as a ‘black female’. Holy holy holy moly.

Never heard of the identification by color before.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 8:40:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

That’s true. Maybe I spoke out of turn.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Had contact with PD in Atlanta, Gwinnett, Fulton.... looked her up on Dekalb and she was clean.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 8:41:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

They are looking to present Federal charges on her.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

They are looking to present Federal charges on her.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 8:43:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Weapon stolen from relative.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 8:47:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: jakerobins
Brackett’s mother said she believes her daughter has mental problems

Ya think? This woman is clearly not the type who should be carrying a gun.

24 posted on 09/10/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Lazamataz
Amazing. The police spokesman, a man of color, just identified the female suspect as a ‘black female’. Holy holy holy moly.

She's a fellow citizen, Laz, and if she has cause, I'm with her. Could be his car might have been behind hers at the last stoplight. Congressman or no, license or no, he might think of moving.

But if he was there first, and she thought he was "following her" (highly improbable in this case), he prevails as to rights, but again, argue with someone who has the drop but is not robbing you? Get smart.

Though, apparently she has a very high opinion of her desirability, but a conundrum of what to do about it, Laz --

just a thought --

25 posted on 09/10/2012 8:57:32 AM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: Lazamataz

Obama’s daughter? Obama’s sister?


26 posted on 09/10/2012 9:21:25 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: imardmd1
I get the impression that she was walking from her relatives’ house to the bus station. No idea what her business with the church was, if any. She could have just been resting there. They never said that she was in a car. Probably not.

Just guessing that many cars do look alike these days. She could have saw one of the same type earlier and thought it was him. Or coincidentally saw him earlier like when he dropped his daughter off at church.

Georgia, could you please keep your nutbars at home? We have plenty of our own.

27 posted on 09/10/2012 9:25:33 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: jakerobins

Schizophrenia?


28 posted on 09/10/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Schizophrenia?

Schizo-phrene. In most cases, it does not last.

29 posted on 09/10/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: imardmd1

You sound a little trigger happy. There’s no indication she was in a vehicle, the Congressman has a right to park in a convenient location to pick his daughter up when she leaves the church and there was no mention of menacing activities on his part. Sounds like this “lady” imagines a lot of things.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 10:53:23 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: ken5050

“Do you think Lindsay will have a primary in 2014, and which one of your great GOP congressmen will take him on?”

Thou wouldst fain sticketh a dagger in my heart’s deepest chamber, good sir!

Little Lord Flimsey Tinkerbelle Lightloafers is this state’s biggest embarrassment or maybe it’s James Clyburn.

I don’t know, I just don’t know the answer to your question.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: stylecouncilor; onedoug

Wow dangerous town.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 3:37:40 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: jakerobins

Oh come on people! Who here amongst us hasn’t wanted to pull a gun on a congress critter at one time or another?

:)


33 posted on 09/10/2012 3:47:17 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: ken in texas
You sound a little trigger happy.

Sounds like this “lady” imagines a lot of things.

You may be right on both points. >>>>>>>>>>>

I popped off before reading the whole article -- you are right in this case.

This citizen needs a restraining influence. I see the Congressman ceased "following" her. Whoo-eee! So would I, carrying or not, no need to 'stand your ground' here if you can get out with your skin and no holes in it.

34 posted on 09/10/2012 3:58:42 PM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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