Skip to comments.Va. lawmaker who brandished AK-47 during session was disbarred following assault, death threat
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 Morrisseys speech to ask him to remove his finger from inside the guns trigger-guard a basic gun-safety practice.
I dont 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 victims attorneys, Morrissey shouted, Im going to kill you. Im 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 Morrisseys law license followed that courtroom reckoning...
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I think he more resembles his fellow Virginian jim moran - or is it moron?
Drew gasps? I watched the video.
Looked like most of them were having a good chuckle.
This is all kabuki theater.
And BTW That Gun was legal under Clinton’s Assault weapon ban.
It’s a freakin Chinese MAK 90
MAK 90 “Sporting Rifle” now defined as an assault rifle.
Look up the Lautenberg amendment that passed congress in 2004 or so.
I seriously think this guy may have broken the law under that provision.
The assault should be a felony conviction which makes his possession of a firearm another felony.
That idiot Coumo in NY just banned the military and police from having more than 7 rounds in his haste.
Last time I saw a real “semi auto” transmission, it was in a 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle. Had the stickshift, but no clutch. Two forward speeds; just low gear and high gear.
Used to see buses like that all the time in Dublin, back when they had Leyland Titan buses (rear entrance) and Leyland Atlanteans (front entrance); those had five-speed “semi autos” although the bus drivers would start in second gear during normal driving.
Perhaps one reason Democrats are so hell-bent on gun control is that so many of them are forbidden by current laws to possess firearms, because they have demonstrated dangerous behavior in their past.
>”Do these people look scared?”<
No, but the guy holding the AK looks kind of stupid.
He obviously needs to attend an NRA Gun Safety Course.
As I recall, even the manual syncro mesh gear drive could be worked by ear without a clutch
Down shift up shift listen and wait
He’s got the booger hooker on the trigger doesn’t he?
bear in mind he’s on the D side of the chamber
Looks like the entire chamber is on the D side.
They’re yukking it up and having a good time.
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