Friday, February 05, 2010

NC: Anti-Gun Senator Indicted in Shooting Incident

(Whiteville, North Carolina) In August 2009, long-time anti-gun activist and Democrat state senator, R.C. Soles Jr. (pic), 74, shot at and hit one of two alleged intruders at his home, Thomas Kyle Blackburn. Blackburn survived and the incident was initially called self-defense.

Notably, the shooting incident has resulted in loud charges of hypocrisy against Soles who has devoted a career trying to take guns out of the hands of the public while owning and using one himself.

In any event, assertions of self-defense apparently failed to deter a Columbus County grand jury from indicting Soles last month for felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
State Attorney General Roy Cooper's Special Prosecution Division and the State Bureau of Investigation presented evidence to the Columbus County grand jury regarding the shooting.

The district attorney had requested that the attorney general handle the case, officials said.

Other matters involving Soles remain under investigation by the SBI and the Attorney General's Office, according to a state spokeswoman.
Consequently, it appears that there is much more to the story of the shooting that hasn't been disclosed.

Meanwhile, Soles announced that he won't be seeking reelection to the General Assembly.

Note from JR: The talk is that the shooting was part of a homosexual squabble

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