Saw this , and thought it was funny.
Genius! Maybe someone should send that photo to THIS guy:
SC Senator Shoots Home Invader
RALEIGH — Long time Anti-Gun Advocate, State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City, N.C., last Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county saidThe victim, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen and Brunswick counties.
The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was not arrested, declined to discuss the incident Sunday evening.
"I am not in a position to talk to you," Soles said by telephone. "I'm right in the middle of an investigation."The Senator, who has made a career of being against gun ownership for the general public, didn't hesitate to defend himself with his own gun when he believed he was in immediate danger and he was the victim.
In typical hypocritical liberal fashion, the "Do As I Say And Not As I Do" Anti-Gun Activist Lawmaker picked up his gun and took action in what apparently was a self-defense shooting. Why hypocritical you may ask? It is because his long legislative record in North Carolina shows that the actions that he took to protect his family, his own response to a dangerous life threatening situation, are actions that he feels ordinary citizens should not have if they were faced with an identical situation.
It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal safety is far more valuable than yours or mine. But, this is to be expected from those who believe they can run our lives, raise our kids, and protect our families better than we can.[/font]
Guy sounds like a real winner. Here's some more stuff about him:
The State Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting, Batten said, because the agency is already looking into accusations against the senator.
A man recently accused Soles of attempting to molest him, leading authorities to ask the SBI to investigate. The man later said his allegation was false.
First elected in 1968 to the House before moving to the Senate in the mid-1970s, Soles is thought to be the longest-serving representative in North Carolina history.
In an institution that rewards seniority, Soles’ longevity has allowed him to climb the rungs of power.
But with the SBI now investigating the allegation and rumors of a separate federal investigation, the man from Tabor City faces a test of his political mettle.
In 2007, he was ranked the eighth most effective senator by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research, and at times he has held the chairmanships of several important committees.
He is currently the chairman of the Senate commerce committee.
And he’s faced tough times before. The 17-term senator from Columbus County, who also represents Brunswick and Pender counties, survived a federal indictment in the early 1980s tied to an investigation into corruption in his home county called Colcor.
In August 1983, charges of conspiracy, vote-buying and perjury were dropped for lack of evidence, then he was acquitted in federal court of aiding and abetting bribery.
Last edited by Julie R.; 10-28-2009 at 12:56 PM.