What would you think if a long-time gun control advocate ended up shooting someone? Might the word “hypocrite” come to mind?
It did for me, and apparently for many others.
But it gets even more interesting than the mere hypocrisy of a gun control activist shooting somebody.
The New York Times reports Soles won’t be seeking re-election, which is not a surprise since state prosecutors have said they plan to charge Soles because “he acted criminally when he shot a former law client.”
WWAY sheds additional light on this:
In late August, Soles shot 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn outside the Senator’s home in Tabor City.
Blackburn was a client of Soles’ law firm. Soles told police he shot Blackburn in self-defense, saying that Blackburn was trying to break into his home. Blackburn told us he was leaving the property when he was shot.
While what happens within a grand jury proceeding is secret, we can presume that ballistics evidence was part of what was reviewed yesterday, specifically whether the bullet wound indicated that Blackburn was facing the Senator or running away when he was shot.
We also know surveillance cameras were running at Senator Soles’ house at the time of the shooting.
The shooting itself wasn’t captured on camera, but what transpired before and after the shooting may have helped the jurors determine how the events played out.
Now, I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for someone who advocates diminishing the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. But when I learn that they consider themselves elite enough to own a weapon, any sympathy I might have had goes out the door.
And apparently this wasn’t even a clear-cut case of self-defense. The shooter knew the man who was shot, and a grand jury found sufficient evidence to charge the shooter for criminal activity.
This happened a few months ago, but I’m just now finding out about it from Marty Rickard. Better late than never, to find out about this kind of hypocrisy from a member of the gun control lobby.
WOW! He will not seek re-election huh?
What an arse!!!!!
hope he gets the book thrown at him. First he wants to take our rights away and then he goes and shoots somebody as you said what a hypocrite. Hope the guy he shot lived so he can sue the pants off that senator.
All the more reason that every body in the country should be armed
Kind of blows his position on the 2nd Amendment right out of the water. Too bad he misused the right to own a gun and shot someone in an unlawful enough manner to have warranted charges; that's bound to add fuel to his buddies' fires against our 2nd Amendment rights as Citizens of this nation.
That's why he did it he was the scape goat and what a goat he was. now he can be a goat in jail.
Good reason to arm every person except the people in congress and the senate they can be the game that gets hunted down.
Same with Rosie O'D. Her guards are armed. When she was asked why, her response was 'Because of all the weirdos out there with guns.' The reporter laughed in her face. 'So you can protect yourself. But no one else can?' Her guards moved the guy off. I think it was shown only once on the TV.
I'm glad to see that you never claimed to be surprised about this hypocracy. Legislators write the laws for "THE PEOPLE" to follow, not for themselves. They of course can be responsible to use their descretion in regard to controling a weapon. I find it interesting that he had so much control that he could shoot a man in the back while facing him.
The guy that got shot was not even in the house he was outside running away this senator has a big problem unless his buddies get him off, and they probably will. This is a person that needs to go to jail and say hi. to all the other inmates. Maybe they will put him in with big bubba smith.
YOU CAN BET THE NEWS (?) MEDIA WILL NOT GET ON THIS. THEY DO NOT WANT TO EXPOSE ONE OF THEIR
Michael Bloomberg is another classic second ammendment hypocrite. Don't think he's not surrounded by a bunch of gun toting body guards? But you know, the rest of us average Americans are "bitter clingers". We can't possibly be trusted with guns.