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Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder (2011)
Field and Stream ^ | 1/9/13 | message board

Posted on 01/09/2013 4:55:53 PM PST by Nachum

Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder

State Senator R.C. Soles (D - NC) Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City, N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said.

The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties.

The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was not arrested,declined to discuss the incident Sunday evening. "I am not in a position to talk to you," Soles said by telephone. "I'm right in the middle of an investigation." The Senator, who has made a career of being against gun ownership for the general public, didn't hesitate to defend himself with his own gun when he believed he was in immediate danger and he was the victim. In typical hypocritical liberal fashion, the "Do as I say and not as I do" Anti-Gun Activist Lawmaker picked up his gun and took action in what apparently was a self-defense shooting. Why hypocritical you may ask? It is because his long legislative record shows that the actions that he took to protect his family, his own response to a dangerous life threatening situation, are actions that he feels ordinary citizens should not have if they were faced with an identical situation.

It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal safety is more valuable than yours or mine. But, this is to be expected from those who believe they can run our lives, raise our kids, and protect our families better than we can.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: antigun; banglist; guncontrol; intruder; northcarolina; rcsoles; rexgore; secondamendment; senator; shoots
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1 posted on 01/09/2013 4:56:00 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Why didn’t he just call 911?


2 posted on 01/09/2013 4:59:33 PM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Nachum

Liberals are not good shots!


3 posted on 01/09/2013 4:59:49 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

Of course he is more important than we are. All lib anti-gunners are the same.

Sorry, all libs are the same. The LAWS DON’T APPLY TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPERIOR HUMAN BEINGS.

Ask Mayor Bloomberg. He is surrounded by and travels with a privatearmy but we can’t have guns.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 5:03:21 PM PST by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: Nachum

Guns for me but not for thee! I think it is obvious that he believes his life is more valuable than ours, that is why it is ok for him to have a gun.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 5:03:23 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Nachum

Of course he is more important than we are. All lib anti-gunners are the same.

Sorry, all libs are the same. The LAWS DON’T APPLY TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPERIOR HUMAN BEINGS.

Ask Mayor Bloomberg. He is surrounded by and travels with a privatearmy but we can’t have guns.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 5:03:30 PM PST by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: Nachum
In the lead for the 2013 Carl Rowan award for shooting by a gun control advocate.
7 posted on 01/09/2013 5:03:51 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Nachum

“It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal safety is more valuable than yours or mine.”

I think that is part of the definition of “politician”. “Those who know better tha us” can’t be expected to be bound by the same laws with which they plague us.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 5:04:10 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Nachum

“... the actions that he took to protect his family, his own response to a dangerous life threatening situation, are actions that he feels ordinary citizens should not have if they were faced with an identical situation.”

What makes ME less of an American citizen than he is and what makes him think he is not just as ‘ordinary’ as I am?
This is the arrogance of perceived power. PERCEIVED power that he only has by the will of those OTHER ‘ordinary’ people who voted for him. And THAT is what they had better ALL remember and think about. Often.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 5:07:29 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Nachum

Note that this event was in early 2011. Wonder what the follow up was? Doubtful he changed his position.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 5:07:34 PM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Nachum
It's ok senator. I ignore your stupid laws, too.

/johnny

11 posted on 01/09/2013 5:09:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

What, did you think gun control was supposed to apply to the political class?

For years the biggest gun grabber in CA was Don Perata (D-Oakland), who admitted he had an AR-15 and a concealed carry permit.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 5:09:24 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Nachum

The Perp should sue, the house was supposed to be a Gun Free Zone and safe.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 5:10:21 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Nachum

These damn hypocrites. If they were capable of any shame, they would blush. I’m not counting on this old fart to protect me.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 5:11:28 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Nachum
Someone needs to tell Field and Stream about snopes.

The story is mostly true except the senator was not a virulent antigun zealot. He was not a strong advocate of gun rights either, but the guy was hardly portrayed accurately.

15 posted on 01/09/2013 5:13:08 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: JRandomFreeper

16 posted on 01/09/2013 5:15:30 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Silly rabbit, you’re not allowed to sue DemocRAT politicians. Besides, you’ll get audited by the IRS too.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 5:16:38 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Soles’ decision not to run for re-election again may have been influenced by an August 2009 incident in which Soles shot 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn in the leg, claiming that he had fired in self-defense after Blackburn and another young man trespassed on his property and attempted to kick in his door. In February 2010, Soles pled guilty to a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge:

The 75-year-old claim[ed] he shot Blackburn in self defense after Blackburn and 23-year-old Billie Wright kicked at his door. Soles faced charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Blackburn has since recovered from the shooting.

During the trial, the state used a 40-minute surveillance tape taken at Soles’ home during the time of the shooting as evidence. The state said Blackburn, Wright, and a woman spent more than an hour trespassing on the senator’s property, drinking alcohol before kicking the door.

Soles’ attorney, Joe Chesire, said the state gave a fair account of what happened the night of the shooting, and that the senator wanted to take responsibility for his actions. He will pay more than $1,000 in court costs.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 5:28:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: American in Israel
You would be amazed at what I can ignore. Unless you are one of my ex wives.

/johnny

19 posted on 01/09/2013 5:31:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

Old article. Copped a plea bargain.

Shooting by Soles ends in plea, fine
www.newsobserver.com

http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/02/26/359007/shooting-by-soles-ends-in-plea.html#


20 posted on 01/09/2013 5:31:59 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: kcvl
...fired in self-defense after Blackburn and another young man trespassed on his property and attempted to kick in his door. In February 2010, Soles pled guilty to a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge... Soles faced charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Okay. Now I'm confused. This didn't happen in England, did it?

21 posted on 01/09/2013 5:34:40 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Fzob

Snopes is nothing but personal opinion of 2 left wingers.

This guy was into lots of questionable stuff. And he even looks like Sandusky, if you catch the parallel.

Do a search on him and look at the many stories put out by the local media in NC.

A short time before the shooting.........

http://www.wwaytv3.com/2009/12/30/year-review-controversy-plagues-sen-rc-soles


23 posted on 01/09/2013 5:45:39 PM PST by wrench
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To: Boiling point

Why didnt he just try to reason with the intruder, try to get his point of view and find out how the system screwed him over..after all that is the liberal philosophy, everyone has been screwed by the man


24 posted on 01/09/2013 5:51:32 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

Self defense for MEEEEEE but not for theeeee, peon!!!!


25 posted on 01/09/2013 5:53:01 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Nachum
For all intents and purposes, the members of the political class consider the rest of us incompetent idiots.
Oh, wait...
The recent election outcome suggest they're correct.
Dang!

26 posted on 01/09/2013 6:10:05 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

That’s the unkindest cut of all. We deserve what we elect.

I do, however, believe that the election was stolen by election fraud - not only by DNC Counsel Bob Bauer submitting what he knew to be fraudulent Certifications of Nomination to get Obama on the state ballots, but also by falsely-cast (or falsely-counted) votes in critical places.

I think there are a lot of people who would like to fix the vulnerabilities in our system, but I think what is clogging things up is Congress, the media which owns them, and the Soros who owns the media (including so-called “conservative” media).

When push comes to shove, if we allow a criminal like Soros to own our whole system, then we all probably deserve the crap we get. I’m just sick of living in this cowpie. Something’s gotta give.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 6:20:26 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Nachum
he should of simply yelled, DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM???
28 posted on 01/09/2013 6:23:45 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

Some are more equal than others.


29 posted on 01/09/2013 6:46:28 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Nachum

Perp v Anti gun senator. I root for the perp.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 6:51:28 PM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Nachum

Same hypocrites that hire armed security, send their children to schools that have armed security...they do think they are more important, it’s the “little people” that should not have firearms.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 6:51:28 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Nachum

When they poutlaw guns the Senators and the House will be exempt, Just like they are exempt from Obamacare.


32 posted on 01/09/2013 8:09:52 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Why ask? Of COURSE his life is more important and valuable than yours and mine. In his mind.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 8:24:15 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Enten

Yeah I was wondering why this two year old story is being put here under the guise of just being reported on.


34 posted on 01/10/2013 3:43:36 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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