Remember that Virginia Lawmaker who Brandished an AK on House Floor?

Yeah, this guy:

Virginia Lawmaker Brandishes AK47 on House Floor

Thats Virginia Lawmaker Joe Morrissey. I’ll let you just read the rest.

A Virginia politician found guilty of committing a vicious assault in 1999 may be angling to become the state’s next attorney general.

Democratic Del. Joseph D. Morrissey was disbarred and lost his law license in 2003 after attacking a man — beating him with a large ring around his finger.

According to legal brief filed on behalf of the victim, Morrissey shouted, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to beat your head in,” and then attempted to make good on his promise.

When the man attempted to escape his beating, Morrissey “smashed his head into the corner of a brick wall,” according to a court filing by the victim’s lawyers.

In 2002, a jury decided that Morrissey must pay his victim $40,000 in compensatory damages and $1,000,000 in punitive damages. The amount was later reduced.

Yep, Criminals always want their victims to be disarmed and helpless.

6 Responses to Remember that Virginia Lawmaker who Brandished an AK on House Floor?

  1. I’m not a lawyer, or law enforcement, but that sounds an awful lot like a felony assault, with a side order of terroristic threat. These are the people we should not be letting have firearms.

  2. The reason why all current politicians need to have a background check before they are allowed to take out a petition for pollitical office or every year in office. Any crime evidence turned up they should be removed from office now or even sooner.

  3. I thought if you were convicted of Felony assult you could NOT own,or handle a firearm.Especially on Government grounds let alone In Chambers!

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