Democrats behaving badly: Gun-slinger edition

posted at 1:51 pm on January 21, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Existing as we do, at the moment, in a news cycle dedicated to demonizing every one of the millions of normal, law-abiding Americans who so much as belong to a voluntary organization designed to defend their Second Amendment rights, it’s helpful to take a look at the actions of the side that demonizes them. If the actions of the following politicians had been perpetrated by Republicans, they would immediately have become emblematic of the inherent imbalance of right-wing gun advocates, illustrative of the danger your very neighbors pose, even if they have never shown any inclination to violence. As it is, they are just isolated incidents, you see, in which the party of protecting you from violence is allowed a free pass in the national press for perpetrating it.

First up, we have a row between two Democratic state assembly members in Nevada:

Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested Saturday night on a charge of threatening Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson said Sunday he informed Kirkpatrick of Brooks’ threat against her. Atkinson said Brooks had been telling people Kirkpatrick’s “first day as speaker would be her last.”

North Las Vegas police said Brooks, 40, was booked about 6 p.m. at the Las Vegas City Jail on a felony charge of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence. Jail records show Brooks was in custody Sunday evening.

Brooks is a Democrat serving Nevada Assembly District 17 in northern Clark County.

Police said they responded to a home in North Las Vegas at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday in response to reported threats to an elected official, though authorities would not say who Brooks reportedly threatened.

He was arrested in a traffic stop and a gun was found in his car (the article doesn’t suggest it was anything but legally owned), and Kirkpatrick is “being watched until it is deemed not necessary.” Brooks apparently thought he was entitled to a certain leadership position he had not been given, and the bickering escalated beyond Brooks’ mere attempted organizing of a political coup as he reportedly became erratic and agitated in meetings. I’m glad Kirkpatrick has proper protection from possible threats, and hope the rest of us can retain the right to provide it for ourselves when we don’t have professional protection at our disposal.

Then, there’s this guy, a Democratic member of the Virginia Assembly, irresponsibly brandishing an AK-47 in the state house to show how dangerous they are in the hands of responsible gun owners, or something. Gun-control advocates should really learn trigger discipline before grandstanding with such weapons. The NRA has classes for that. Open the action, booger hook off the bang switch, etc. Joseph Morrissey, pictured below, had to be interrupted by a responsible member of the House of Delegates, who asked him to get his finger off the trigger:

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But there’s more. David Martosko of the Daily Caller enlightens us as to Morrissey’s pristine past when it comes to preventing violence:

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 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.”

The 2003 revocation of Morrissey’s law license followed that courtroom reckoning, but by then his disciplinary record in the legal profession was already a lengthy one.

After he applied for the reinstatement of his law license, the Virginia State Bar listed a litany of Morrissey’s misdeeds when it published his petition.

Morrissey has also had formal complaints against him in his handling of a rape case and a felony drunk driving case. But as long as he’s from the party of gun-control and women’s rights, everything is fine. And, that’s the ultimate end of all this posturing, isn’t it? A total disconnect between personal actions and political stances, with political stances acting as a stand-in and a get-out-of-jail-free card for real-life conduct? It doesn’t matter that Mitt Romney had a 50-percent female cabinet in Massachusetts or that President Obama routinely pays women less in his administration and on his campaigns. The grandstanding is what matters, the votes for bills whose results are never again considered—shallow symbolism’s triumph over much more elusive actual results. As Obama himself put it so eloquently last week, “budgets are difficult.” Good thing blaming the party that’s tried repeatedly to pass them is so darn easy.

And, who can forget this classic? They’re out there keeping you safe. Be very afraid.

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…shoot him!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

DEMBO!

pilamaye on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

And the Hammer falls! Nice one, MKH.

Freelancer on January 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Notice this. These douches wave AK variants around.

AKs are the weapon of our countries enemies.

Why not wave around an all American evil rifle of doom like a DD or BCM AR-15?

It’s probably just a coincidence but its worth saying:

- That AK variant will probably have only the US made / sourced parts necessary to make it 922R compliant. Otherwise it is entirely foreign, made by our enemies, and the weapon of choice for the people who fire on US forces.
- That AR variant will probably be entirely US assembled out of US parts, with perhaps a few foreign bits and pieces. Needless to say, it is the weapon of choice of our Armed Forces.

Things that make you go hmmmn…

CorporatePiggy on January 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

We need specific laws to regulate Democrats with guns more stringently than Republicans, since it appears that Democrats go totally nuts and/or endanger lives of everyone around them when they get a weapon in their hands.

Good Lt on January 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

How’d that guy with AK47 get past security? That’s what I want to know? Just imagine if he’d gone postal? We’d have a completely different news story on our hands.

Red Creek on January 21, 2013 at 2:02 PM

We need specific laws to regulate Democrats with guns more stringently than Republicans, since it appears that Democrats go totally nuts and/or endanger lives of everyone around them when they get a weapon in their hands.

Good Lt on January 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I plan to follow gun low as closely as Harry “Searchlight Strangler” reid follows budget law.

harlekwin15 on January 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

How’d that guy with AK47 get past security? That’s what I want to know? Just imagine if he’d gone postal? We’d have a completely different news story on our hands.

Red Creek on January 21, 2013 at 2:02 PM

He informed the VA Capitol Police of his intended stunt beforehand, and borrowed the weapon from a friend. The friend must be an idiot, because that’s the kind of firearm this lib wants to ban.

Liberals can’t make a point without some kind of prop. At least he didn’t parade in a bunch of kids as human shields the way Obama did last week.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

I’ve been convinced we need more gun control.

No elected officials or registered Democrats should be allowed to own a gun.

gwelf on January 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

On Obama and this head fake.

Distraction from the commie Democrat Party lust to spend, spend, spend the U.S.A. into bankrupty.

The guy is not even a good carney barker on his distraction attempts on we the marks.

He sat down with U.S. for a game of poker.

New at it being just a social justice con man from Chicago he did not pay attention to who is was playing cards with.

Many of U.S., Navy, Maries, Army, Air Force, motorcycle bars and such.

He is in a 5 card draw deal, he get 5 cards, pair of two’s , and some junk, so he asks for three cards after he antes up.

He gets a 5, a 8 and 10.

He is just sure he can bluf his way past the silly ass Republican Party leadership so he bets his whole table stake with a firm
“I’ll over rule the 2nd amendment and start the deal of getting your guns America”

Thing is the Navy guy who was assigned to the RECON Marines who ended up a 1-0 S.O.G. team lead out of Momkey Mountain F.O.B. is sitting in the game and the old E-7 has a straight flush delt to him first go round and he stayed pat.

Now the stright flush has called Obamas hand.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

We need specific laws to regulate Democrats with guns more stringently than Republicans, since it appears that Democrats go totally nuts and/or endanger lives of everyone around them when they get a weapon in their hands.

Good Lt on January 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

It’s interesting that liberals go nuts about the evils of guns – perhaps this is a cry for help. They know something about themselves they can’t come right out and say. We need to keep guns away from them.

gwelf on January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

If I had any guns. I’d have at least one of those in the photo. Some 30 round mags too.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM

A-to-tha-K-to-the-four-to-tha-seven
Little Demmies don’t go to Heaven

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Feinstiens drum mag looks jammed. Lol!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

If liberals are so convinced that gun regulation works then they should be fine with taking guns away from the police and the secret service. If gun laws are going to make the populace safe from violent criminals then why do we need armed police?

gwelf on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

If I had any guns. I’d have at least one of those in the photo. Some 30 round mags too.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Have you considered a trip to Algeria. They appear to have AK-104s which are fantastic little carbines. Russian made, US paid.

CorporatePiggy on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Doesn’t that idiot women in the picture know to keep her freaking finger out of the trigger guard area unless she is ready to fire. To think these are the fools who will instruct me on what I can and can’t own. Not likely. To heII with all the leftists!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Feinstiens drum mag looks jammed. Lol!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Too bad it wasn’t jammed where it should have been.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

No worries! Democrats are experts when it comes to weapons. Any weapons. Just ask them.

GarandFan on January 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM

He went to the Hamas school of gun safety.

Is it legal for a convicted violent criminal to buy borrow and brandish fully automatic weapons in Virginia?

forest on January 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Notice in both photos, DiFi and Martosko both have their fingers on the trigger instead of on the side of the firearm. Both wish to lecture us about gun safety and control yet have zero understanding of even the utmost basics.

They can both go straight to hell.

jawkneemusic on January 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I didn’t notice this in the first photo of the sissy looking fellow. He has his freaking thumb in the trigger guard! Put it back in your mouth where it belongs gun grabber. Damn these are fools! Just the type who will end up shooting themselves.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Did he remember to leave the “bullets” scattered on the ground at various entrances to the building, like his pals did in Wisconsin?

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Preaching to the choir Mary Katherine. Although I love it when the endless hypocrisy of the left is pointed out, it’s not us/me here that really needs to hear it.

tencole on January 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Yeah, yeah, see? Edward G. Robinson in the second photo with an AK instead of a Tommy. Yeah.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Am I looking at that photo wrong or did he manage to choose a post-ban-compliant AK for his BAN IT! showboating?

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Morsissy looks like he’d be good at pissing into the wind. So there is that redeeming feature I suppose.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Notice in both photos, DiFi and Martosko both have their fingers on the trigger instead of on the side of the firearm. Both wish to lecture us about gun safety and control yet have zero understanding of even the utmost basics.

They can both go straight to hell.

jawkneemusic on January 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM

You beat me to it.

These people are crazy.

bofh on January 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 2:28 PM

The photo is kinda small so I can’t swear to this. But if I was going to own any pre ban guns, the one he is holding up in the photo with his thumb in the trigger guard might be one or two or three of them. ; )

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Sorry rogerb, pre=post

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM

But if I was going to own any pre ban guns, the one he is holding up in the photo with his thumb in the trigger guard might be one or two or three of them. ; )
 
Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

 
Reckon how many clips it holds?

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Now the stright flush has called Obamas hand.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

yep

DanMan on January 21, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Poor trigger discipline. Another Dem failure.

Akzed on January 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Feinstiens drum mag looks jammed. Lol!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Too bad it wasn’t jammed where it should have been.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

That’s where she keeps the spare mag.

James on January 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Liberals fear guns because they are thieves. They fear no courts of law, no internal investigations, nor censure. They fear only swift justice at the hands of their subjects and every gun not controlled by them stokes that fear.

ROCnPhilly on January 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Lol! ; ) Quite a few I’m sure he’d tell us.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:53 PM

booger hook off the bang switch

This has to be the statement of the year to the Dims. It needs to be engraved and replace every one of their name plates with it.

Feinstiens drum mag looks jammed. Lol!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Fixed it for ya, B. These people are indeed dumb as a football bat. But this is also a great distraction of the movement to bankrupt the country.

ghostwalker1 on January 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM

How’d that guy with AK47 get past security? That’s what I want to know? Just imagine if he’d gone postal? We’d have a completely different news story on our hands.

Red Creek on January 21, 2013 at 2:02 PM

He informed the VA Capitol Police of his intended stunt beforehand, and borrowed the weapon from a friend. The friend must be an idiot, because that’s the kind of firearm this lib wants to ban.

Liberals can’t make a point without some kind of prop. At least he didn’t parade in a bunch of kids as human shields the way Obama did last week.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

But did Morrissey have a valid license to take possession of the AK for his little stunt? Or shall we add politicians to the Media clause for N/A wrt gun laws. (then again, they were probably the first on the list prior to media types)

NickelAndDime on January 21, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Atkinson said Brooks had been telling people Kirkpatrick’s “first day as speaker would be her last.”

Sounds like Brooks went to the Alan Grayson school of civility.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I guess the Dims could start up classes on how not to handle fire arms. They seem to be experts at that. MKH, I did take note that none of their faux pas got past you. Glad you were raised right! Very good!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

That’s where she keeps the spare mag.

James on January 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM

LOL

But did Morrissey have a valid license to take possession of the AK for his little stunt? Or shall we add politicians to the Media clause for N/A wrt gun laws. (then again, they were probably the first on the list prior to media types)

NickelAndDime on January 21, 2013 at 2:55 PM

I don’t know VA law on firearms, but it’s true certain folks are exempt from the laws that rich lawyers write for the peasantry.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Lol! ; ) Quite a few I’m sure he’d tell us.
 
Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:53 PM

 
You only have to look at it to tell no one needs one of those.

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Just in time for my Chicago trip next week, my new Road ID is going to have ‘MOLON LABE!’ at the bottom of it. Suck it, Chit-Cago!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 21, 2013 at 3:45 PM

On a shallow note, that guy looks awful in a double breasted suit.

lonestar1 on January 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Just for accuracy…it’s a Russian VEPR 7.62×39…nice gun….

PatriotRider on January 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Mary, when are you and Kelly going to start your show again? I miss it. And could you two please post pics of yourselves with your guns?

WhatSlushfund on January 21, 2013 at 4:02 PM

I’d like to be a fly on the wall when he brings that AK back to his (presumably former) friend.

TexasDan on January 21, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I’d like to be a fly on the wall when he brings that AK back to his (presumably former) friend.

TexasDan on January 21, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Oh friend will be exempted somehow. It’s ok for the elite to have any guns they want. Just like Rosey and Feinstein etc. guns for me but not for thee.

AZfederalist on January 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM

That gun in the top pic is not dangerous because it doesn’t have the shoulder thing that goes up.

juliesa on January 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Get your booger hook off the bang switch

HAHAHAHA! LOVE it.

44Magnum on January 21, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Someone should have reminded him that “guns kill” and it might have gone off on its own. Maybe they should bring charges against him attempted murder.

djaymick on January 21, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Get your booger hook off the bang switch

Yea, I can still hear my DI (Navy) roasting us over the reflex to touch the trigger. Several of us got “Marching Party” (late evening extra PT) over forgetting that safety rule, but he got us in line fast. Our DI was one of the classic DI’s of all time. He could chew you at full volume and without ever using a swear word or repeating himself, while impinging on you ancestry, sexual orientation, intelligence and where you personally fit in the species based on his assessment of your personal hygiene.

He saved his low volume chewing and real scorn for those who were slow in shaping up, which primarily consisted of wondering if said person might do better asking to be released to their mommy, or perhaps applying to the Marines…

Bulletchaser on January 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Just finished up with Virginia’s “Lobby Day”, an annual event where constiuents descend on the General Assembly building to speak to their Delegates and Senators.

Over one thousand “Guns Save Lives” stickers were handed out and it is estimated that about 750 gun owners were screened to enter the building with their firearms, both concealed and openly carried.

Joe Morrisey was running and hiding from our videographers.

riverrat10k on January 22, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Feinstiens drum mag looks jammed. Lol!
Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM
Too bad it wasn’t jammed where it should have been.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM
That’s where she keeps the spare mag.

James on January 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I thought that was her scrotum, my bad…

American Patriot1980 on January 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM