Anti-Assault Rifle Politician Who Waved the AK-47 Was Disbarred After Assault Conviction

Anti-gun Va. lawmaker who brandished AK-47 in legislature was disbarred after brutal 1999 assault:

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.

Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey brought the rifle to the floor of the House of Delegates to demonstrate how easy it is to carry firearms in Virginia. Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to remove his finger from inside the gun’s trigger-guard — a basic gun-safety practice.

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3 Responses to Anti-Assault Rifle Politician Who Waved the AK-47 Was Disbarred After Assault Conviction

  1. Sam says:

    Would be very interesting if his assault conviction(?) was a felony. If so didnt he just commit another and the “:buddy” he borrowed it from as well?

  2. Les Jones says:

    I hadn’t thought of that. He might have pulled a David Gregory. The thing about people who want more gun control is that they have no idea how much we already have.

  3. Mike S says:

    He ought to run for mayor somewhere so he can join Bloomberg’s group.