Ex-wives eh? I’ve got two of them. The split from the first Mrs. Farago was an ugly business, as these things often are. The split from my second wife was a relative walk in the park. It was the marriage that gave me PTSD (true story). Suffice it to say, no guns were used in the making of this picture. (At least by me.) No matter how stressed, angry or depressed I became during the process – or after – the thought of using my firearm for anything other than self-defense or defense of innocent life simply didn’t occur. That’s not the case for rabidly anti-gun Michigan State Sen. Virgil Smith, as reported by detroitnews.com . . .
In a statement given to Detroit Police investigators, Smith said his ex-wife, whose name is being withheld by The News, “was banging on the (the) bedroom window,” at about 1 a.m., the Detroit Police report said. Smith said he opened the front door, and that his ex-wife, “kicked the door open and pushed (past) him.
“(The ex-wife) went into (Smith’s) bedroom and observed a female … in (Smith’s) bed. (Smith) stated that (the ex-wife) attempted to attack (the girlfriend),” the report said. “(Smith) grabbed (his ex-wife), they fell backwards, knocking over the television. (Smith) stated that (his ex-wife) attempted to attack (his girlfriend) again.”
Smith told police “he grabbed (his ex-wife) and forced her out of his house,” the police report said. Smith then told investigators he went back into the bedroom to check on his girlfriend, and then returned to the front door, “and observed (his ex-wife) throwing a chair at his house windows.
“(Smith) then stated he did the most stupid thing in his life, he shot (the ex-wife’s) vehicle,” the report said.
Parenthetically speaking, becoming a Democrat was the stupidest thing Senator Smith ever did in his life. A sentiment not shared by all of of our readers I fear, but one that does not obviate the abject irresponsibility, nay homicidal criminality of Senator Smith’s vehicular attack.
I said homicidal. A description Smith’s ex-wife affirms in her account of the incident.
The second police report, containing the ex-wife’s side of the story, was taken by police at 4:41 a.m. Sunday. She said Smith had invited her to stay the night at his house, and, when she arrived, “she was met by a naked (Smith) and an (unknown) female,” the report said. “At this time she became angry and upset, and both started verbally arguing.
“At some point during the argument (Smith) grabbed her by the back of her head and shoved her face first into the carpet. Victim stood up and was struck by (Smith) 4-5 (times) in the face with closed fist causing cheeks on both sides of her face to swell.”
Smith’s ex-wife told police she ran out the front door, and that he chased her with “an (unknown) type long gun and followed behind. She observed muzzle flash (three times) as suspect began firing at her,” the report said.
The ex-wife said she ran into a nearby alley as Smith fired the rifle. She said she went into the nearby home of a friend, “who allowed her to call 911 and clean her wounds.”
The friend later tried to retrieve the ex-wife’s 2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250, but that it was “unable to start due to gunshot damage,” the report said.
Evidence technicians later found three suspected bullet holes in the vehicle’s hood; two in the driver’s side headlight; two in the driver’s side front fender; and one each in the driver’s side door, windshield, and rear driver’s door pillar, the report said.
Ex-Mrs. Smith’s wounds will tell the tale. If so, they’ll be icing on the incarceration cake. Assuming that Senator Smith wasn’t spraying and praying (a blasphemous assertion), the bullet holes speak of an attempted assassination.
As for Senator Smith’s well-earned reputation as an anti-gunner, the word “projection” springs immediately to mind. The Senator believed average Americans are incapable of being responsible gun owners – and then provided more fodder for gun control advocates, ironically enough.