One thing we’ve noticed about supporters of gun control is that they tend project their own temper/impulse control/mental health shortcomings onto others. That is, they know that they don’t have the temperament to avoid using firearms when angry, and since they can’t control themselves, they assume everyone else has the same deficiencies.
It seems like one of those anti-gun Democrats in Detroit proved his own inability to control his temper early Sunday morning, as he blasted away with a shotgun to his girlfriend’s car over what should have been a simple domestic argument:
Sources told Local 4 state Sen. Virgil Smith, who represents the fourth district, fired several shots into the woman’s car.
Investigators walked out of Smith’s home with what appeared to be a shotgun wrapped in a garbage bag. Investigators with Detroit police placed it in the backseat of an unmarked car.
Around 1 a.m. Sunday police were called to Smith’s home for reports of shots fired
Sources told Local 4 that early Sunday morning Smith and his girlfriend, a prominent businesswoman from Ann Arbor, got into an argument. Police said the victim told them multiple shots were fired in front of the home at Wexford and Hilldale, on the east side.
Being an anti-gun Democrat in a Democrat-controlled city, Senator Virgil Smith has not been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a weapon within city limits, property damage, or any of the other charges that the non-politically-connected might have faced for such obvious criminal behavior.
Blogger Rob Hoey notes that the trigger-happy Senator Smith is as rabidly anti-gun as you would expect.
Sen. Virgil Smith (D-MI) represents parts of Detroit, Dearborn and all of Allen Park. As a Democrat, it should come as no surprise that he is rated at 0% by the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Ownership.
Smith has voted anti-gun since taking office in the House of Representatives back in 2003 to 2008, and now as a state senator.
The NRA rated Smith “D” regarding his voting on gun rights, which translates to 21% overall.
He voted “nay” on SB 59 bill that: “Expands Areas Where Concealed Weapons are Authorized,” and voted “nay” on SB 789 that “Amends Firearm Licensing Procedures,” that makes obtaining a license easier but with more training.
Presumably, Smith will claim that his (presumably ex-) girlfriend’s 2015 Mercedes Benz was threatening him, and Detroit’s police will bow to political pressure and will either not charge him at all, or will charge him with something far less consequential than his crime deserves.
It is our sincere hope that authorities take the threat he represents seriously, but in a city corrupted by decades of single party misrule, we’re also realistic, and suspect that politics will once again protect a predator.