To the voters in Virginia, specifically the 74th district, what the hell were you thinking? Obviously any and all can contribute their thoughts to
this thread, but I would really like to hear(read) some thoughts from those that voted this idiot into the House of Delegates in Virgina (74th
I would like to introduce to everyone that does not know him, Joseph D. Morrissey
Morrissey is in the news again for his total idiocy when it comes to guns and gun control, but I will come back to this in just a moment. First, I
would like to give some background on him.
In May of 1991 Morrissey borrowed 2 semi-automatic weapons from the Virginia State Police forensic lab (an Uzi submachine gun and a TEC-9) in order to
give anti-drug and anti-gun lectures to students which he LOST and never reported them as missing. In April 1994, they were recovered during an arrest
of a heroin dealer. Apparently Morrissey had kept them in green zip-lock baggies in his cars back seat which he regularly kept unlocked.
In 1999, Morrissey was charged with a viscous assault in which he paid a $500,000 settlement to the victim. It is said that he threatened,"I’m going
to kill you. I’m going to beat your head in,” before beating the victim and “smash[ing] his head into the corner of a brick wall.” He was
found guilty in 2002 and the U.S. federal court disbarred him. In 2003 the Virginia Bar Association revoked his law license.
Prior to this his license was revoked for 6 months due to mishandling a rape case. He misled the rape victim and gave the rapist a favorable plea
bargain. Morrissey has also had several contempt of court violations and served jail time along with several other sanctions.
Due to his license being revoked, in 2006 he attempted to gain license in the New South Wales Bar Association in Australia which he was denied. They
stated the reason for the denial as
“The court found Mr Morrissey is not a fit and proper person to be admitted as a legal practitioner, and
that his character is marked by wilful disobedience of court orders and rules, episodes of violence and a failure to make appropriate disclosure and a
lack of candour when dealing with colleagues.”
Apparently, Morrissey neglected to notify them he had been disbarred in the U.S.
Morrissey assumed the office of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 74th district in 2008(apparently no one did their homework prior to giving
him a job) Which brings me to his most recent display of idiocy.
On January 17th 2013, Morrissey pulled an "AK style" rifle out from under his desk as an example of what types of weapons he would like to ban. As you
can see in the above picture His thumb was on the trigger as he spoke showing he has no regards to gun safety what so ever. It wasn't until a
Republican delegate corrected him in the proper way to hold the weapon that he assured the weapon was unloaded but did not do a safety check for
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