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Hypocrisy: Anti-Gun Sen. Shoots in Self Defense

From the Richmond Times Dispatch

TABOR CITY, N.C.  — A sheriff says a North Carolina state senator shot one of two intruders at his home and hospital officials say the man is in fair condition.

Multiple media outlets reported that Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said that 74-year-old Sen. R.C. Soles of Tabor City shot Kyle Blackburn late Sunday afternoon.

A spokeswoman at Loris Community Hospital in South Carolina said Monday that Blackburn was in fair condition.

Batten says the shooting occurred when two men went to the senator’s house and tried to kick in his front door. No charges have been filed.

John Jacob H has the story of the Senator’s voter rating:

As posted on the in- state 2nd Amendment Civil Rights Organization Grass Roots North Carolina website 2008 Voter Evaluation Guide Senator Soles voting record on the Right To Keep And Bear Arms was evaluated at *ONE* Star.

Wow.  It’s like Michael Moore saying he didn’t benefit from capitalism, or something.

It’s the criminals, Stupid

Via Drudge I found this story wherein I found this:

Some gun-control advocates question the administration’s timing as Duncan and Holder arrive after a highly publicized beating that didn’t involve a gun.

Missed Opportunities

“Where there have been opportunities for the president to speak out about the issue of firearm violence, he has missed any number of opportunities,” said Thom Mannard, executive director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

Doing so in the Albert case “provides the cover” to address youth violence without confronting the gun lobby, said Mannard, whose group’s board of directors included Duncan until he left for his current post.

Which prompted me to write this letter to the author:

I found your article through a Drudge link.  I’ve read it through twice now and I can’t seem to find a point.

Are you trying to say that in a town where handguns are completely banned (yet still holds status as one of the most deadly places of ‘gun violence’ in the U.S.) Obama should expend more ‘political capital’ by speaking for the cause of banning guns?  [BTW, I think that is a GREAT idea!]

Or that the argument for doing so was unfortunately sideswiped by the murder committed with railroad ties?

Or that Arne Duncan admits (last paragraph of your article) to the total failure of gun bans to reduce violence?

Or that violence occurs because of the actions of criminals and not the implements used?

Throw me a bone, here.


I eagerly await his response.