When guns are outlawed, only outlaw legislators will have guns

Senator Feinstein gives in to her inner woman

Senator Feinstein gets in touch with her inner woman

Democrat Virginia lawmaker who brandished AK-47 on floor of Senate previously convicted of violent crime. Psychiatrists call this sort of thing “projection”.

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.

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  1. The well known “fighting words” exception to the free speech promise of the First Amendment came about this way:

    Chaplinsky, a Jehovah’s Witness, had purportedly told a New Hampshire town marshal who was attempting to prevent him from preaching that he was “a God-damned racketeer” and “a damned fascist” and was arrested.

    This was contested by Chaplinsky all the way to the
    Supreme Court on the grounds that it was true.

    The court upheld the arrest and wrote in its decision that:

    There are certain well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought to raise any constitutional problem. These include the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous, and the insulting or “fighting words” those that by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace. It has been well observed that such utterances are no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality.

    — Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 1942

    No other free speech case has ever been lost on the grounds of “fighting words.” Therefore the Westboro Baptist Church carries out their vicious campaigns, from military funerals to Sandy Hook, under protection. The truth is hardly a factor in such cases. See #GodH8sFags on twitter, for examples of their work.

  2. Fred2

    Projection: Good word.

    Seems to happen a lot of democratic talking points.

    • AJ

      Projection is more than a good word: it’s what people who do not have a fully mature, developed ego do as a matter of practice (that would be, unfortunately, most people). For those who are curious, or would like to rise above that level to a fully developed ego, or better yet a fully integrated body-mind or beyond, and this is really good stuff, a full fourteen page description of the persona, the shadow, and projection begins on page one of this pdf where the arrow is drawn on the left side of the page. There is no better, more easily readable book on the subject — it’s worth the price of admission.

      The PDF: http://www.kenwilber.com/editor/nbshadow.pdf

  3. What an ass! Didn’t even know basic safety precautions! Typical!

  4. Libertarian Advocate

    Isn’t he a prohibited person under Federal law due to the 2002 conviction on the 1999 assault? Your take on this Mista Russell?