Stop me if you’ve heard this one…a blowhard, anti-gun Senator rags on gun owners, day in and day out. So one night, he’s at home, living his Life O’Reily, when an intruder shows up to burgle/home invade/rob/commit mayhem. What’s a poor Progressive that abhors gun ownership to do? Silly wabbit! If they are a state senator, they do what any other gun owner would do – they pull out their gun and air condition the criminal with a little lead. Ventilate the varmint. Give him lead poisoning. Shoot the muther. (You get my drift.)
EDITOR’S NOTE: After this story went live we discovered that “on Sunday” referred to a Sunday in 2009. One of the problems with journalism (even print journalism) is that there’s no substitute for getting ALL the details. It seems that the author (that would be ME) checked the facts, but neglected to look at the date on the original story. I my defense, the case (as far as I can tell) against Soles is still wending it’s way through the court system as we speak. But it’s not the “Late Breaking News” that we like to feature hear on TTAG. Because we have a deep, abiding respect for the truth (hey – it’s in our NAME), we wanted to let you know here that we dropped the ball, and we’ll do our best to do better. Promise.
Only this isn’t a joke. It happened on Sunday. Seems die-hard, left-wing, anti-gun crusader and N.C. state senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday. Of course this “Do as I say (I command you!), don’t do as I do” leitmotif has been a constant theme in the political career of Herr Soles for the durration. Funny how those libs talk a good game, but when it comes to protecting home and hearth, they suddenly go all John McClain on the bad guys, hmm?
No fool, this Soles, he refused to comment on his actions, standing behind the time-tested saw, “this is an active investigation.” Nice.
Here’s this, from the Star News Online:
State Sen. R.C. Soles shot one of two people who he said were breaking into his Tabor City home about 5 p.m. Sunday, officials said.
Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said Kyle Blackburn was taken to Loris Community Hospital in South Carolina. Late Sunday night, a spokeswoman at the hospital said that Blackburn was in good condition.
The shooting occurred on Soles’ property when two men went to the senator’s house and tried to kick in his front door, Batten said. The incident happened about a quarter mile from Canal Street and Stake Road.
The other man involved in the incident is B.J. Wright, Batten said. Multiple media outlets have reported that Wright was a legal client of Soles – an attorney – and that Soles gave him money while Wright was in prison.
The State Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting, Batten said, because the agency is already looking into accusations against the senator.
Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Soles is apparently the longest-serving state senator in North Carolina history, and has amassed both power and enemies. Cynics will tell you that anybody who’s been in office that long has had to remodel their office several times, expanding closet space for all the skeletons. Apparently, as Soles knew at least one of the two attackers, there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
Let me be fair, here. If you are anti-gun, or believe in your heart-of-hearts that gun ownership by private citizens is a bad idea, then I believe you have a right to that sentiment. This is America. We are Americans, and it’s our God-given right to disagree. (I happen to thing you are very, very wrong, but that’s my opinion, and I have as much of a right to mine, as you do to yours.) However, (and this is a BIG however) if you’re gonna talk the talk, bubeleh, walk the walk, whydoncha? If you’re gonna Just Say No to Guns for private citizens, then I see no logical way to make exceptions for state senators, famous people, sport stars, and the like. If you’re not consistent in your beliefs, then you are the worst kind of hypocrite. Just like Senator Soles. You wanna espouse disarming the populace? Fine. Start with yourself. We’ll notify the Darwin Award people, and let nature take it’s course.