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Va. lawmaker who brandished AK-47 during session was disbarred following assault, death threat
The Daily Caller ^ | January 20, 2013 | David Martosko, executive editor

Posted on 01/20/2013 9:30:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A Virginia lawmaker who drew gasps from his colleagues when he brandished a borrowed AK-47 during an anti-gun speech Thursday was found guilty in 2002 of committing a vicious 1999 assault, was sanctioned for legal misconduct while prosecuting a rape case, spent six months in jail for contempt of a federal court, and saw his law license revoked in 2003.

Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey brought the rifle to the floor of the House of Delegates to demonstrate how easy it is to carry firearms in Virginia. Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to remove his finger from inside the gun’s trigger-guard — a basic gun-safety practice.

“I don’t think you should be able to possess an assault rifle,” Morrissey told ABC News on Friday.

But while Morrissey introduced a gun-control bill Thursday aimed at reducing criminal violence in Virginia, he has a history that involves physical violence of another kind.

Morrissey paid a man $500,000 in 2007 to settle a 2002 court judgment against him, related to a 1999 physical assault.

According to legal brief filed by the victim’s attorneys, Morrissey shouted, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to beat your head in,” before beating the victim and “smash[ing] his head into the corner of a brick wall.”

The 2003 revocation of Morrissey’s law license followed that courtroom reckoning...

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TOPICS: Virginia; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; doasisaynotasido; gunconfiscation; guncontrol; secondamendment; virginia
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To: Phosgood
Put me on "THE LIST"! Come and get me!!!
41 posted on 01/21/2013 4:16:16 AM PST by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m surprised he’s not State Party Chairman.


42 posted on 01/21/2013 5:49:34 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not an AK


43 posted on 01/21/2013 6:03:05 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: smokingfrog

“Another lib, nutjob, sociopath. We need background checks for politicians.”

He has a rap sheet longer than any of us, and he wants to take our guns. The picture of him posing (the official pic) shows it in his eyes. Could never trust him. Truly a sociopath as was stated earlier, HE is never the problem, it’s always someone else.


44 posted on 01/21/2013 7:26:40 AM PST by selfdefense
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To: Pontiac

Because they are writing new laws to convolute the law.


45 posted on 01/21/2013 8:23:06 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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