August 24th, 2009 08:21 AM
Anti-Gun NC Senator Soles, shoots intruder: MERGED
TABOR CITY, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff says a North Carolina state senator shot one of two intruders at his home and hospital officials say the man is in fair condition.
Multiple media outlets reported that Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said that 74-year-old Sen. R.C. Soles of Tabor City shot Kyle Blackburn late Sunday afternoon.
A spokeswoman at Loris Community Hospital in South Carolina said Monday that Blackburn was in fair condition.
Batten says the shooting occurred when two men went to the senator's house and tried to kick in his front door. No charges have been filed.
The sheriff's office said the State Bureau of Investigation was handling the case. A call to an agency spokeswoman was not immediately returned. There was no answer at a number listed for Soles' home.
The Democrat has been in the Senate 32 years.
August 24th, 2009 08:46 AM
Good and bad.
Good. The intruder was taken out of the mix by a well armed home owner. Kudos for him.
Bad? Wonder what the Senator's stance on guns would be? Does he favor more restrictions for others but not including himself? Or, is he a pro 2A kind of guy?
I can see the lib media screaming "Crazed Gun Toting NC Senator Attacks and Shoots Downtrodden Individual!"
Or.....not so lib.....NC Senator Uses His Right to Defend Himself by Shooting Home Invader."
Just the opinion of this person posting.
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August 24th, 2009 09:05 AM
That last statement in the article makes it appear to be politically motivated, so you have to wonder if the intruders were mis-guided Republicans.
Regardless, I'd say the bad is he missed and only wounded one of the intruders.
August 24th, 2009 09:09 AM
A Democrat?? He must not follow the party line!
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
August 24th, 2009 09:15 AM
Good for him! Also glad to hear he is a Gun-Control Democrat.
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August 24th, 2009 09:32 AM
A qwick search shows that the senator is pro-gun control
Some thing about the Goose and Gander stories
August 24th, 2009 09:43 AM
Gee, Carl Levin would have asked him to sit down, have a soft drink and talk about his "childhood issues"
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August 24th, 2009 11:04 AM
I saw that same article headline you saw, via Google.
Originally Posted by Leopard125
Problem is though the source;
Knowing better from past experience I ignored that and instead sought out a site detailing politician records.
2009-08-24 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Pro-Gun Control State Senator Guns Down Armed Robber
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-08-24 00:15
The following is what I found, to the polar opposite of the above.
We should know better than to leap to conclusions and by unconfirmed information be so easy to throw rocks at given persons and politicians. That is the exact same technique and MO of the side we oppose.
Project Vote Smart
Senator Robert Charles 'R.C.' Soles, Jr. (NC)
Current Office: State Senate
Current District: 8
2008 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to Grass Roots North Carolina's position, Senator Soles received a rating of 68.
2008 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all candidates in 2008, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Senator Soles a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).
2006 Senator Soles supported the interests of the Grass Roots North Carolina 64 percent in 2006.
2006 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2006, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Senator Soles a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).
2004 In 2004 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Senator Soles a rating of A.
2002 Senator Soles supported the interests of the Grass Roots North Carolina 20 percent in 2002.
2002 In 2002 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Senator Soles a rating of B+.
2000 Senator Soles supported the interests of the Grass Roots North Carolina 63 percent in 2000.
2000 In 2000 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Senator Soles a rating of B+.
1998 Senator Soles supported the interests of the Grass Roots North Carolina 63 percent in 1998.
1998 In 1998 National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action gave Senator Soles a rating of B.
1996 Senator Soles supported the interests of the Grass Roots North Carolina 80 percent in 1996.
Source - Project Vote Smart - Senator Robert Charles 'R.C.' Soles, Jr. - Interest Group Ratings
Rather take a full minute or two to learn the facts, all of them, first before making any hasty judgments and by that conclusions and/or false analysis.
Unfortunately though as is common amongst media and Joe Blow blogs the one posting has been picked up and duplicated under the exact same title and by that premise across multiple blog sites. All reportinig incorrect information as related to his gun control position.
R.C. Soles gun record - Google Search
This gentleman who was victimized at his home is in fact one amongst and is of us, so says the NRA over the past 10 years!
At several of the other blogs it's reported he was given an A rating in 2004 by the NRA but they oddly do not report the totality of the information as dating forward and backward in whole.
As well blog commentators state that they were against his being endorsed by the NRA in 2004. But what about the years going back to 1998?! Are they unaware of as much? And if so, why? If not, then why are they ignoring that history and making no comment toward it?
Further if they feel the NRA can't pick'em right with Soles then who is to say, by their logic, that the NRA can pick anyone right...And as such why then pay any attention what so ever to the NRA's political picks or pans?!
A house of cards.
Additional information toward Sen. Soles;
* North Carolina General Assembly - Senator R. C. Soles, Jr. (Democrat, 2009-2010 Session)
* Home | R.C. Soles, Jr.
P.S. - It took me all of two minutes to locate his record as via the Project Vote Smart website.
The time consuming part was drafting and editing this post.
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August 24th, 2009 11:14 AM
2 types of dems.
There 2 types of dems. 1 believes that no one but le and military should be allowed to have a gun. The other believes no one should have an AW but mil. and le.
Even though the guy is a Dem. I'm glad it went ok for him.
Especially as we get older, and realize we are not as fit and vigorous as we used to be, the need for a gun becomes obvious, or it should anyway.
August 24th, 2009 11:17 AM
August 24th, 2009 01:04 PM
Like I always tell people, The last good democrat was Jefferson Davis. So there!
"First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand."
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August 24th, 2009 01:35 PM
Ya.,.. Normally the dem's just try and talk there way out of that,... He acted more like a Rep, except he didn't go bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,... that is why he was only wounded... It is possible his dog was carrying and took out the BG...
August 24th, 2009 02:54 PM
Good post Janq. You should be a journalist. You demonstrated with two minutes of research, that the average journalist could use facts in the news, if they wanted.
August 24th, 2009 05:20 PM
Situation could have been worse if the Senator didnt have
a firearm. If he wasnt a Senator the story probably wouldnt
have even made the news since it was about someone using
a gun in self defense. Ignorant how the media usually only covers
the story when a gun is used for evil!
August 24th, 2009 07:23 PM
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