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That's an incident that happened back in 2009, I believe. And the Senator later pled to an assault charge over the incident. That article does not actually portray all the facts of that situation.
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Here is an article from the N&O about the incident.Read more here: Shooting by Soles ends in plea, fine - State - NewsObserver.comHere is an article from the N&O about the incident.
Sen. R.C. Soles pleaded guilty Thursday to shooting someone, paid a $1,000 fine, went back to being a senator and left another smudge on the voters' already soiled picture of North Carolina's political leaders.
Soles, 75, a top-ranking Democrat in the N.C. Senate and the state's long est-serving legislator, copped to a misdemeanor charge of assault and joined other public figures in a parade of recent career-ending scandals.
His plea spared him a felony conviction for the August shooting of a would-be intruder, a young man who was a former law client, at Soles' home in Tabor City. The senator long claimed that he shot in self-defense.
Soles will continue to practice law and will finish out his Senate term, his lawyer said. He announced in December that he wouldn't run for re-election this year but said Thursday that he was tempted.
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The years leading up to the shooting, he had "A" ratings from the NRA as well.
Sounds like internet BS to me.
snopes.com: Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder
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Sorry .......but this sickens me.....guy made a career out of anti-gun legislation......Really......I'm rootin'for the BG on this one.
As has been pointed out... he was not anti-gun like the article describes...
a non story...
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I think it is a story. Unfortunately it goes to show that people on our side are also not above exagerations and lies to try to make a point, or a buck. We need to police our own ranks and make sure that these stories are not propogated. This is a valuable thread in that it informs us of some missinformation that is being spread and we can now speak to stop it.
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