January 20, 2013

Virginia Lawmaker Who Brandished AK-47 Has History Of Violence

The Virginia lawmaker thought he'd use this stunt to show how easy it was to carry assault weapons into public places. But did he violate the law in doing so?

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. [...]

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."

Morrissey was charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding, a felony in Virginia. He was ultimately convicted of a lesser charge of assault & battery, a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor does not usually limit a convict's legal right to possess a weapon. However, a history of violence should.

Read more at Red State Virginia

(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

(Image Credit: Red State)

I find it particularly amusing that the same Democratic lawmakers who think law-abiding gun owners are not responsible enough to own guns don't even know how to safely hold a weapon!

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By DMartyr at 12:50 PM | Comments |