It seems that a White House staffer, a special assistant to President Obama, was arrested for grabbing her boyfriend’s gun and shooting at him just because he wouldn’t give her access to his cellphones after she went ballistic accusing him of cheating.
It was not an accidental shooting, as she warned him that she would do it if he didn’t give in to her demands for full access to his electronic devices. She reportedly said, “You taught me how to use this. Don’t think I won’t use it.” Lovely.
The White House is refusing to comment on the woman who apparently believes that shooting at people is a reasonable response to not giving in when she steals their devices. However, the news article notes her earlier positions which would seem to put her in the anti-gun advocacy world:
[Barvetta] Singletary came to the White House a year ago from her job as deputy chief of staff and policy director to Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the third-ranking Democratic in the House.
As policy director for Rep. James Clyburn, she was likely part of the team that helped to secure his solid F rating from NRA.
8 thoughts on “Why Are Anti-Gunners So Violent?”
It has long been my view that gun control is largely a “I can’t be trusted with a gun so no one else can be.”
I’ve seen people explicitly say that in nearly those exact words, in online discussions of the issue.
What a perfect fit for the modern executive branch.
All those guides about introducing your partner to guns should probably have a “step 0” added:
“is s/he cray cray?”
Several things jump out from the story: the boyfriend was a cop, the aides job was liaison to Congress, the incident took place in Maryland, and she was only charged with domestic violence! A comedian could create an entire monologue out of those facts.
At the least the elements of the case seem to support a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. If this happened in California, since she fired a weapon at a person in the commission of a crime she would be eligible for the +20 year prison penalty enhancement we have. From the 10-20-life gun law, a law which never seems to be used here in Commiefornia.
They firmly believe that everyone else is as mentally ill as they are.
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