VA Democrat Joseph Morrissey Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Own Guns or Make Legislation

Posted: January 22, 2013 by ShortTimer in Crime, Democrats, Government, Guns

In the last couple of days, there was this story:

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Dirtbag VA Democrat Joseph Morrissey went waving around an AK on the floor of the Virginia legislature with his thumb on the trigger, while decrying that such guns should be illegal.

Daily Caller found out that VA Democrat Joseph Morrissey really is one hell of a dirtbag:

A Virginia lawmaker who drew gasps from his colleagues when he brandished a borrowed AK-47 during an anti-gun speech Thursday was found guilty in 2002 of committing a vicious 1999 assault, was sanctioned for legal misconduct while prosecuting a rape case, spent six months in jail for contempt of a federal court, and saw his law license revoked in 2003.

Morrissey paid a man $500,000 in 2007 to settle a 2002 court judgment against him, related to a 1999 physical assault.

According to legal brief filed by the victim’s attorneys, Morrissey shouted, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to beat your head in,” before beating the victim and “smash[ing] his head into the corner of a brick wall.”

That list included the December 1993 suspension of Morrissey’s law license for six months following a complaint from a rape victim in a case he prosecuted. Morrissey, she said, allowed her rapist to plea-bargain his case down to a misdemeanor after his father paid $50,000 — half to the victim and the other half to charities Morrissey chose. She also testified that Morrissey hid the details of the plea-bargain from her.

And then it gets worse, today, from Daily Caller:

Virginia Delegate Joseph Morrissey, who became infamous online last week when he brandished an AK-47 during his anti-gun speech before the state legislature, once told a judge he “lost or misplaced” two semiautomatic assault-style weapons, including two that he borrowed from a state police forensic lab.

That gun, along with two other semiautomatic weapons — a TEC-9 capable of firing 72 rounds without reloading, and another unspecified rifle — were among four weapons Morrissey used as props when he discussed drugs and violence at schools, and during civic meetings.

The Uzi and the TEC-9 disappeared after police loaned them to Morrissey in May 1991. He said in 1994 that the firearms had been missing since at least December 1992,when Virginia Department of Forensic Science director Paul Ferrara asked for their safe return.

Although Morrissey said he believed the Uzi and the TEC-9 were stolen from his office, sources inside the former prosecutor’s office told the Times-Dispatch in August 1993 that he never reported them missing.

The guns, Morrissey told Circuit Judge Thomas N. Nance, apparently were “either lost or misplaced,” according to the Times-Dispatch.

Morrissey, the newspaper reported, was accustomed to keeping the three semiautomatic weapons and a “street-sweeper” shotgun in a green, zippered canvas bag on the back seat of his car, which was often unlocked.

“Detectives assigned to the office often found the bag and locked it in the trunk of the car,” accoding to the Times-Dispatch.

Morrissey shouldn’t be allowed to own guns or make legislation.  He’s a thug, a violent criminal, and he’s given guns to criminals – whether he let them be stolen due to his own negligent behavior or whether he just outright went and provided them to criminals.  The police loaned him guns and the guns disappeared – and he never reported them lost.

He’s already been in trouble for assault, taking money from a rapist’s father to reduce punishment against a rapist, spent 6 months in jail for contempt of court, and then he goes and “loses” guns that he never reports stolen – guns he borrowed from the police – so they’re the Commonwealth of Virginia’s guns and not his.  Where in any of that does this dirtbag, who provided guns to criminals that were provided to him by the state, regardless of whether it was due to his own negligence or through some other manner – where does he get off telling you that you shouldn’t own a gun?

  1. Hey, cut him some slack. He is afraid of the Red Chinese moving their sights from Tibet, where they shot their way in a long time ago, to Virginia. Must have had too much shine roun Inaguration Day.

  2. keninmontana says:

    That’s some serious lack of trigger discipline there on the part of Mr. Morrissey. Some ought to use that rifle and slap him upside the head with the stock for that lapse of basic firearms safety.

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