Monday, June 11, 2007

NRA foe Jefferson ordered to surrender his Guns

Post lifted from American Thinker. See the original for links

When Rep.William Jefferson was arraigned on a boatload of corruption and racketeering charges on Friday, he was ordered to surrender his firearms. Apparently, while the Louisiana Democrat stores his FBI-marked bribe money in his freezer in Washington, he stockpiles his collection of rifles and shotguns in his home in New Orleans.

Of course, the confiscation of all those people-killing guns from a man who will likely be on a federally funded meal plan until our next visit from Halley's Comet should help Liberals sleep at night.

But the specter of a gun-toting gun opponent raises some rather curious questions, wouldn't you say? You might ask yourself, what does a man who, in 2005, voted against a bill to protect law-abiding gun dealers and manufacturers from litigation blaming them for criminal misuse of their products by others, need with rifles? Did he own them when he voted against similar law in 2003?

Why would a legislator with an anti-Second-Amendment voting record that earned him an NRA rating identical to that of Chuckie Schumer and Nancy Pelosi own multiple shotguns?

When asked about the Jefferson mini-armory by U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, the congressman responded that the guns were for -- what else? Why, hunting, of course:

"I've been hunting since I was 10 years old"

Naturally, had the camo-clothed Liberal been involved in an accidental discharge while stalking gallinules on the Bayou one hot summer's morn', there'd have been no one to blame but Remington.

Florida supermarket gunfight ends with one dead : "Fort Myers police officers say two men were shot by a business manager after they allegedly tried to rob the Discount Supermarket located at 2130 Ford Street. Officials say when the two alleged robbers entered the store just before 12:30 p.m., one of them had a sawed off shotgun and the other had a handgun. They say one of the men started shooting at the manager - but the manager returned fire. The manager shot one of the suspects in the head and one of them in the chest, according to police. They say the man shot in the head was already dead when they arrived at the scene. "They fired one shot in the store. The store manager returned fire and shot one person in the head. He died immediately at the scene," said Shelly Flynn of the Fort Myers Police Department. About 30 minutes after the shooting took place, police received word that a person with a gunshot wound to the chest was being transported from Lehigh Regional Medical Center to Lee Memorial Hospital. Police say they believe that gunshot victim may be the second alleged robber. But they are still waiting to talk to him... Police also believe the two suspects are teenagers and they say juvenile crimes spike when school ends and summer begins. But they say this violent of a crime is very rare"

Texas: East Houston resident kills nutcase firing gun near home : "The fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in east Houston Friday night will be referred to a grand jury, police said. Gerald Tyrone Butler had been threatening people with a handgun in front of a home in the 2200 block of Bringhurst around 7 p.m. when he fired a shot at a 45-year-old man, who then fired back, striking Butler once, police said. That man, unidentified, was not injured. Butler, of the 1400 block of Featherstone, was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he died. Detectives questioned the gunman and released him pending further investigation".

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