VA Democrat Who Brandished AK47 on House Floor Was Jailed and Disbarred in 1999


(TPM)

Democrat Joseph Morrissey, who brandished an AK47 on the Virginia House floor last week, was arrested for assault and jailed for contempt of court and was disbarred in 1999.
The Daily Caller reported:

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.

Read more here.

Morrissey ought to enjoy a long career in the Democratic party.

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