Soles, the “anti-gun state senator”, shoots intruder

| December 29, 2012 | 9 Comments

For some reason, the story about former North Carolina State Senator RC Soles shooting a home intruder is making the rounds again in recent days.

The senator, who has spent his political career fighting against the individual right to keep and bear arms, apparently believes the right to keep and bear arms is still valid for elected officials.

The intruder Soles shot, Kyle Blackburn, went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and Soles has refused to provide media interviews since the incident.

Folks obviously aren’t doing their research. The incident happened three years ago. Soles is no longer a State Senator. He decided not to run after the shooting incident. And, according to Snopes, his last year in office he had an “A” rating from the NRA on gun issues. I know some of you don’t trust Snopes, but they link to Grass Roots North Carolina which writes this about Soles;

R.C. Soles is not a “virulent anti-Second Amendment activist” nor a “vociferous anti-gun zealot.” [T]he charges are simply not true — he is mediocre at worst and has voted with us on most major issues.

I suspect the old article popped up on Drudge with a “Flashback” warning or something similar which triggered a bunch of folks to write about it thinking it was a new article. But I’ve seen the link in my inbox a few times, so I thought I’d address it here.

Soles pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon and was fined $1000 back in 2010.

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  1. FatCircles0311 says:

    They took it down already. Brietbart is notoriously amateurish often posting incorrect stories with sensational headlines and incorrect images with their stories. They’ll routinely leave out the author altogether and even post up Iranian propaganda if it makes our President look bad.

    They took a nose dive in legitimacy after Breitbart died with the shoddy quality of their non existent editors and fact checkers.

  2. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    “even post up Iranian propaganda if it makes our President look bad.” The truth is sufficient. He is THE president. I don’t own him so he’s not MY president or OUR president.

  3. I suspect if asked, we’d find that many “anti gun” nuts do have guns themselves. I discovered this myself many years ago. As a copper, we responded to a very important person’s home for an alarm. As was often the case, we found a door unlocked and checked…. and to our surprise found guns in the home. I can’t say who’s home it was, but it made me think: “How many of the anti gun nuts really have guns, but don’t think the average citizen should own them.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    @3 – Answer is: all of them.

  5. CI Roller Dude Says: …but it made me think: “How many of the anti gun nuts really have guns, but don’t think the average citizen should own them.”

    If conservatives were as vindictive as liberals (ie, such as those who ‘outed’ homosexual politicians who voted against redefining marriage), blogs would be ‘outing’ politicians who own guns, but who also vote against citizens’ right to own them themselves.

    I am beginning to wonder if, to save this Republic, those of us who are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives and support the 2nd Amendment will need to adopt the successful tactics of the Left.

    Bill Whittle warned us about this back in 2008-2009: We are in a Political Fight to the Death with People Who Will Stop at Nothing

    Alinski could see that moral people have to be held to moral standards when immoral people do not. We’d better learn a lesson from this, right quick. Here’s an example of the kind of lesson good and decent people must learn about people like Saul Alinski and his followers:

    The Battle of Guadalcanal was the first real test of the US Marine Corps in World War II. There was real anger toward the Japanese after Pearl Harbor and the atrocities they had committed in China and to American prisoners at Bataan, but the Marines had not yet dealt with them face to face and still reserved a professional soldier’s decency towards surrendering troops.

    A Marine recon unit reported seeing Japanese troops flying a white flag on an isolated spit of land near Guadalcanal, and so A Marine named Frank Goettge asked for volunteers to help rescue these surrendering Japanese soldiers. 25 men stepped forward, and when they reached the beach the Marines warily went ashore to help the trapped Japanese. Once they were all within range, the Japanese opened fire with machine guns, and after hours of fighting only one Marine was able to escape. As he swam away he looked over his shoulder, and saw the flashing Samurai swords of the Japanese officers as they hacked at and beheaded the survivors. When reinforcements returned they found that their buddies had been mutilated and dismembered, and any Marine corps tattoos had been hacked off their arms and stuffed into their mouths.

    The Marines never treated the Japanese the same way after that.

    Alinski and his followers want you to believe that if you fight dirty in response to people fighting dirty with you, then you have lost your morals and in fact your identity. But that’s a lie.

    We are in a political fight to the death with people who will stop at nothing – and I’m not talking about your average decent Democrat, but rather these Alinski radicals. And if we don’t face the same realization as those Marines on Guadalcanal and give back as brutally as we have taken, then we will lose.

    Which is what they want. And if we do lose to these kind of tactics, there will be no more decent people left in politics.

  6. MAJMike says:

    Protection for me, but not for thee.

  7. Beretverde says:

    Don’t forget D.C. liberal journalist Carl Rowan’s stunt!

  8. streetsweeper says:

    You nailed it, Michael. Very well done!

  9. Soles’ firearms problems are a direct result of his alternative lifestyle choices.

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