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One Trigger-Happy Democrat
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| 2013-01-19 10:00:25
Posted on 01/19/2013 11:38:46 AM PST by morethanright
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Democrat Joe Morissey rose to his feet in the Virginia House of Delegates to protest the tabling by that body's Militia and Police subcommittee of his Obama-like gun-control measure. To emphasize his point, he hoisted an AK-47, single-handed, over his head, pointing the weapon's muzzle at the ceiling - like a celebratory Taliban fighter at a traditional Afghan wedding. "... You can take this gun," said Morrissey, "you can walk in the middle of Main Street loaded and not be in violation of the law."
In response, Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert quickly rose to his feet and made a parliamentary point of order. He demanded that Morissey, obviously unfamiliar with handling weapons, remove his thumb from the rifle's trigger.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey of 1,134 registered Virginia voters, 58% support a national ban on assault weapons, while 59% favor a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Delegate Gilbert, rightly, could care less. "Those who put the Second Amendment into the fabric of our nation understood that a government that is formed and instituted by free people trust its citizens with the right to defend themselves with arms," said Gilbert.
Unalienable rights are not subject to a vote, or bans issued by elected representatives in statehouses or Congress - "... the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Just in passing, the Washington Examiner reported, "The AK-47 that Morrissey brought on the floor was borrowed from someone else ... He told Capitol Police about his plan in advance. Members of the General Assembly, law enforcement personnel or anyone with a concealed weapon permit is allowed to bring a gun into the Capitol."
In other words, Morrissey inadvertently backed up his unalienable right to free speech ... with his borrowed gun.
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Surprised someone didn't suggest he fake a suicide stance by putting his big toe in the trigger guard and sucking on the barrel's muzzle end.
Bet that point of order would've been a tad different!
posted on 01/19/2013 11:49:20 AM PST
you can walk in the middle of Main Street loaded
Aren't there laws against public intoxication?
posted on 01/19/2013 11:58:43 AM PST
by Izzy Dunne
(Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
Too bad one of the members wasn’t carrying his CCW firearm. It would have been great video to see him draw-down on this idiot and tell him to place the gun down....slowly!
posted on 01/19/2013 12:09:55 PM PST
(Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
But, Mr. Curmudgeon, it is NOT an AK 47. This weapon is NOT an “assault weapon” under the prior ban. The magazine would be banned by the proposed law, but the delegate did not bring the magazine out to make his point, he brought the gun out.
That's funny. I never noticed before: In that photo, he has his thumb inside the trigger guard.
posted on 01/19/2013 12:19:44 PM PST
by Cyber Liberty
(Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
Percentage-wise, what portion of people using guns to commit criminal violence would be Democrats? 90 percent?
Maybe Dems demand gun control because they know their people can’t be trusted with firearms.
posted on 01/19/2013 1:08:08 PM PST
To: Cyber Liberty
Democrats should not be allowed to have guns. They are stupid and irresponsible.
posted on 01/19/2013 1:08:59 PM PST
They shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce for the very same reasons.
posted on 01/19/2013 1:34:26 PM PST
Democrats should not be allowed to have guns.
This one, obviously. Could not possibly have had even five minutes of gun safety instruction. What's the very first, number one thing they tell you about handling a noise-maker? Assume it's loaded at all times. The second? Keep your GD fingers out of that hole until you are ready to make noise. Because it's loaded.
posted on 01/19/2013 1:40:21 PM PST
by Cyber Liberty
(Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Clearly he should have been ejected by the sgt at arms, and then immediately a motion to expel him from the House should have been made. Either that, or dragged outside and executed with one shot to the head. Thanks morethanright.
posted on 01/19/2013 2:00:55 PM PST
(Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
posted on 01/19/2013 3:07:36 PM PST
Here’s me having a fantasy: he’s cavorting with that weapon and accidentally puts two, maybe three holes in the ceiling.
What a funny thing that would have been.
Sigh, too bad it didn’t.
posted on 01/19/2013 4:04:57 PM PST
(According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
He certainly does have "issues"...and yet he was elected:
Specifically, Mr. Morrisseys record includes:
a dismissal with terms in April 1990 that required him to attend the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course and certify that he would establish and maintain a trust account if he returned to private practice;
a dismissal with terms in September 1990 that required him to attend two hours of legal ethics training after findings that he represented a criminal defendant in the same matter for which he previously prosecuted him while serving as commonwealths attorney;
a dismissal with terms in June 1993 that required him to write a letter of apology to the presiding judge in a case in which he, while serving as commonwealths attorney, amended a felony warrant of arrest for drunken driving down to misdemeanor reckless driving without leave of court;
a private reprimand in December 1990 for failing to perfect two criminal appeals and for failing to keep the client reasonably informed about them;
a public reprimand in March 1992 for his involvement, while serving as commonwealths attorney, in a fist fight with opposing counsel in a criminal trial conducted in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond (See Morrissey v. Virginia State Bar, 260 Va. 472, 488, 538 S.E.2d 677, 680 Va. 2000);
a six-month suspension in December 1993 for misconduct that constituted dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in arranging a plea bargain in a rape case in which the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and the defendants father paid $25,000 to the victim and $25,000 to charities designated by Mr. Morrissey while Mr. Morrissey was serving as commonwealths attorney, and for concealing this portion of the agreement from the victim, who had indicated to Mr. Morrissey that she wanted more than $25,000 as an accord and satisfaction (See Morrissey v. Virginia State Bar, 248 Va. 334, 338, 448 S.E.2nd 615, 617 Va. 1994);
a three-year suspension in December 1999 deriving from his conviction on two counts of contempt for violating Local Rule 57 (C) of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (making public statements about the identity, testimony or credibility of prospective witnesses), for which he was sentenced to ninety days imprisonment followed by three years of probation, and a third citation of contempt for his angry outburst directed at the presiding judge during a sentencing hearing in the Chesterfield County Circuit Court (See Morrissey v. Virginia State Bar, 260 Va. at 477, 538 S.E.2d at 679); and
a show-cause summary suspension of his law license in October 2002 deriving from his disbarment from practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, effective December 21, 2001, in which the court addressed the matters set forth above and Mr. Morrisseys subsequent violations of the conditions of probation (attempting to circumvent the conditions of probation and lying to probation officer), resulting in an additional ninety-day jail sentence and the revocation of his probation. See In re: Joseph D. Morrissey, 305 F.3d 211 (4th Cir. 2002). In return for Mr. Morrisseys withdrawal of the appeal of the April 2003 revocation of his law license, the Virginia State Bar agreed to dismiss the show cause matter.
What a fine specimen of a Democrat legislator....;)
posted on 01/20/2013 4:11:22 AM PST
(Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
In other words...another perfect idiot for the Obama administration
BTW - I would send that list out and make it go viral
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