Teabagger and GOP party chairman Charles McAffee pulled out his piece to intimidate a man who’s home he was photographing. McAffee was photographing the man’s house on behalf of Wells Fargo bank because of a mortgage related problem. When the man came out to find out what was going on it is said that McAffee pointed his magnum at him.

Wells Fargo needs to explain why it has contractors using guns on its customers.

Mr. McAffee has to explain why he felt the need to stick his hand-held cannon in this poor old guy’s face.

The Republican Party needs to explain … oh n ever mind, we know that already….

Hat Tip: Melissa.
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Comments

  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    August 23, 2009

    While carrying a weapon may be legal in some places, pointing it at someone is illegal in any sane place, except in cases of self-defense. The offense may be termed something like “brandishing a weapon.”

  2. #2 Stephanie Z
    August 23, 2009

    Idaho’s Republican Party told the Associated Press the arrest of one of its leaders was a “personal matter.”

    Getting run in for public drunkenness is a personal matter. A divorce is a personal matter. A property disagreement is a personal matter. A possession charge may even be considered a personal matter. Once you victimize someone else, it stops being a personal matter.

    Calling aggravated assault a personal matter is about a half step short of endorsement. And that half step really doesn’t matter at all.

  3. #3 llewelly
    August 23, 2009

    If that old man had had a gun of his own, he could have whipped it out and they could have settled things as Real Men are meant to settle things, like Our Founding Fathers did back in the days of John Wayne .

  4. #4 NewEnglandBob
    August 23, 2009

    Throw him in jail.

  5. #5 A guy
    August 23, 2009

    He has a right to carry that gun. That implies the right to pull it out if they guy felt threatened. The other guy had a right to carry a gun too, or have it in his hous, and if a guy comes by a guy’s house and point a gun at a guy, the guy has a right to blow the guy away. And if someone is going to try to blow a guy away a guy has a right to blow that guy away.

    That would have been cool.

  6. #6 MadScientist
    August 23, 2009

    Obviously a moron who should not be allowed to possess weapons. That’s breaking Rule #1: don’t ever draw a weapon unless you intend to use it. That is a criminal offence because a gun was pointed at someone with no provocation; I hope the dumbshit goes to jail. I can’t stand those people who need huge compensatory cars and believe they can do whatever they want just because they have a gun.

  7. #7 MadScientist
    August 23, 2009

    @Virgil Samms: No, this is a clear case of “armed assault” and that’s how the DoJ folks working on gun crime statistics classify it. Think about it – if you went into a 7-11 and whipped out a pistol and walked off with some goodies, that’s an armed robbery even if you never pointed the weapon at anyone. Pointing guns at people is an armed assault even if you never physically injure them and think you can use a lame excuse like “I was just scaring ‘em”. What sort of mentally deficient idiot thinks it’s OK to go around scaring people with their guns? They literally deserve to be shot.

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    August 23, 2009

    There is a reason that when you get the weekend training session the NRA provides, laughingly, to train a gun owner to be able to do so safely, and you read the literature they provide you for support, one of the items is a guide to purchasing liability insurance. The NRA traditionally (I don’t know their current policy) has recommended that if you plan to carry you should have very heavy coverage. Just because the guy you shot deserved to be shot and the jury goes light on you and all you get is probation does not mean that the guys family can’t easily sue you for a zillion dollars, possibly win, but at the very least cost you a LOT of money in legal fees.

    So, before you carry that gun, make sure you’ve insured up to the teeth. And do NOT pull that gun out unless you are prepared to pull the trigger because, thanks to your own advocacy of gun ownership, the person you pull the gun on may very well have his own.

    In fact, now that I think about it, wait until the guy turns around and then shoot him in the back and book the hell out of there.

  9. #9 D. C. Sessions
    August 23, 2009

    So, before you carry that gun, make sure you’ve insured up to the teeth. And do NOT pull that gun out unless you are prepared to pull the trigger because, thanks to your own advocacy of gun ownership, the person you pull the gun on may very well have his own.

    Or for that matter, his brother or son or neighbor may have seen some dude packing heat hanging around, and just to be on the safe side may have opened up his gun save, taken out his hunting rifle, and chambered a round.

    At which point you wave your piece in his brother’s/father’s/neighbor’s face and said hunting rifle blows your worthless brains out.

    In fact, now that I think about it, wait until the guy turns around and then shoot him in the back and book the hell out of there.

    Well, that does have the advantage of simplicity. On the other hand, the physical evidence (including entry wound in the back) might be a bit hard to overcome, especially when the gunshot causes neighbors to run out to look.

    See above.

  10. #10 Lab Rat
    August 24, 2009

    Well yes if your going to allow people in your country to carry around dangerous lethal weapons, you should probably expect them to occasionally point them at people, whether through anger, fear, or unthinkingness.

    *pontificates britishly*

  11. #11 Monado, FCD
    August 24, 2009

    whose home he was photographing.

    Cogito, ergo edito.

    If you’re writing a book we should talk about editing.

  12. #12 Captain Obvious
    August 24, 2009

    Good to see the hardworking men and women in law enforcement are busy arresting the dangerous thugs and violent gangleaders that roam the streets.