A former Democratic candidate for Congress, who campaigned on gun control and gun regulation just last year, is now being charged with larceny and murder.
Kellie Collins, who ran in Georgia’s 10th Congressional district, was accused of murdering her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain last week.
WSBTV-2 in Atlanta reports:
Kellie Collins, of Thomason, turned herself into the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office just as authorities in Aiken County, South Carolina found the body of Curtis Cain, Collins’ former campaign treasurer.
Investigators said Cain did not show up for work on Tuesday, so deputies went to his home to check on him. That’s when they found him dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
The coroner said the body had been there for at least four days.
According to the report, Cain’s car was also missing, hence the larceny charge.
The initial report does not state a potential motive for the killing, but one has to wonder how a gun control advocate goes from pushing new regulations to prevent violence to snapping and murdering a former member of her campaign.
WJBF-TV gives more details on some of the rhetoric that Collins engaged in during her short time on the campaign trail.
NewsChannel 6’s Ashley Osborne did some digging into Collins’ political past. Athens, GA news agency, Online Athens, reported one of the positions highlighted on her website was ‘responsible’ gun regulation. Collins said we need to, ‘shield the community from the effects of firearms falling into the wrong hands.’ One year later, she is behind bars charged with the shooting death of her former campaign treasurer.
While running for Congress, Collins told an online blog called Girls Really Rule, she planned to ‘practice what I preach and be a proponent of public policies that benefit the community as a whole.’
Collins’ statement that the community needs to “shield [itself] from the effects of firearms falling into the wrong hands” is nothing short of ironic. Her hands ended up being the wrong hands.
Stories like this unravel the narrative purported by “responsible” or “reasonable” gun control proponents. It’s hard for any side of the political aisle to advocate for policy changes and promote a key message to the party’s platform when supposed supporters of such policies break them in the worst way imaginable.
Kellie Collins sought to unseat U.S. Rep. Jody Hice last year, but WJBF-TV explains she “left the race before qualifying” and explains she dropped out for “personal reasons.”
Being psychotic must’ve been one of those reasons.