This idiot, Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey, thought it would be great to pull out a rifle in the Virginia Legislature. As the picture below shows, he fails gun safety 101 by having a finger, his thumb, on the trigger of his rifle. All this stunt does is prove that he should not be in possession of a rifle.
However, like many good Democrat stunts, this one too backfires, in that it now seems that all Democrat Delegate Morrissey managed to do was highlight his criminal past.
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. - Daily Caller
He represents an area just north of Richmond including a part of the city. He is a perfect example of part of the problem the US has with its Government. We have too many people who have no business being in politics representing us. How did such a person get to be a state delegate? Perhaps it is because he was not good at anything else.
Delegate Morrissey's stunt was part of an attempt to push gun control in Virginia. If anything, Virginia needs to ensure that the names of all persons who are ineligible to obtain a firearm are in the FBI background check database as well as ensuring that criminals (using guns or not) are sent to jail for their 'fair share' of prison time. Virginia executed the DC sniper. Maryland could not even bring itself to try the DC sniper with a possibility of him facing the death penalty. This despite their plea to try the sniper first that they would push for the death penalty. A promise that was later proven to be a lie.