Skip to comments.Shooting victim apologizes for 'misplaced outrage' at Tea Party leader
Posted on 01/17/2011 6:22:57 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- Arizona shooting victim James Eric Fuller sent his apologies Monday for telling a Tea Party leader, "you are dead."
Dorothy DeRuyter, a companion of Fuller's, provided CNN with a statement.
"I would like to tender my sincerest apologies to Mr. (Trent) Humphries for my misplaced outrage on Saturday at the St. Odelia's town meeting," Fuller said in the statement. "It was not in the spirit of our allegiance and warm feelings to each other as citizens of our great country."
Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to a county mental health facility after he photographed Tucson Tea Party founder Humphries and said, "You are dead" when Humphries began speaking at the event.
Fuller "is apologetic and very sad" about his outburst, DeRuyter said. "He wishes he could go back and do things differently," she said.
Humphries said Fuller's comment came when the town hall discussion turned to gun control.
"I was asked to give my thoughts on gun control laws and perhaps the passage of new laws," Humphries said of the incident. "I said something to the effect that although gun rights and laws are not necessarily the primary focus of the Tucson Tea Party, our community needs to be given the opportunity to allow some time to pass and people to heal before we start this type of political dialogue."
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Someone’s had a sit-down with their attorney....
Oh? Where should your outrage have been placed, James Eric?
Would he prefer to place it on a necklace with the ears of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann?
I believe him............not.
Apparently Eric Fuller has a thing for designing jewelry from the severed ears of conservatives.
The “misplaced” part is what got me. With now knowing everything we do about the shooter, I bet this guy would still blame Palin, Rush and Fox News.
Misplaced outrage? I hope someone figures out where he’d like to place it before they turn him loose on society again.
Sounds like someone turned the lightbulb on for old Jimmy.
Yo, Jim, either apologize or get completely lambasted by literally everyone.
Yea, Jim, YOU create the problem you were screaming about.
I would apologise too if I were committed and wanted to get out.
"There would be torture and then an ear necklace, with [Minnesota US Rep.] Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin's ears toward the end, because they're small, female ears, and then Limbaugh, Hannity and the biggest ears of all, Cheney's, in the center," Fuller said.
Also on Friday, Fuller stopped by the home of gunman Jared Lee Loughner and told a neighbor he was going to forgive the shooter, The Associated Press said.
He fled the scene and never was taken to any hospital.
He drove himself to a hospital.
He did not stay to render aid or make a statement to LEOS.
ALL gun shots have to be reported to the LEOs.
Where is the report of his being shot?
Which Doc attended to his wounds?
What were his wounds?
Apologize from a prison cell, a**hole.
Nothing but love,
Bro, you just *nailed* it.
Eric Fuller has made conflicting statements regarding how he got to the hospital. In an interview with Democracy Now, he claimed he “was taken” to the hospital. This guy can’t keep his story straight.
Fuller probably shot himself in the knee when he tried to give Loughner the spare gun.
Don’t fall for this fake apology. He’s just trying to avoid charges.
James Eric Fuller is an undocumented victim.
Well, since you said you are sorry, then all is forgiven. That is how it works- right?
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