Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of
two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m.
Sunday Jan. 7 2010, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said.
The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital,
but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to
Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen
The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's
Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was
not arrested,declined to discuss the incident Sunday evening.
"I am not in a position to talk to you," Soles said by telephone. "I'm
right in the middle of an investigation."
The Senator, who has made a career of being against gun ownership for
the general public, didn't hesitate to defend himself with his own gun
when he believed he was in immediate danger and he was the victim.
In typical hypocritical liberal fashion, the "Do as i say and not as i do"
Anti-Gun Activist Lawmaker picked up his gun and took action in what
apparently was a self-defense shooting. Why hypocritical you may ask?
It is because his long legislative record shows that the actions that he
took to protect his family, his own response to a dangerous life
threatening situation, are actions that he feels ordinary citizens should
not have if they were faced with an identical situation.
It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal
safety is more valuable than yours or mine.
But, this is to be expected from those who believe they can run our
lives, raise our kids, and protect our families better than we can.On December 30, 2009, Soles (at the time, the longest-serving legislator
in the state) announced he would not seek re-election in 2010. This
came after an August, 2009 incident in which he shot a young man and
former legal client in the leg who was allegedly trying to kick in
Soles' front door. In another incident, Soles pepper sprayed
a young man. Soles' lawyer, Joseph Cheshire, said the shooting was
self-defense. Cheshire and Soles have said that Soles has been generous
to former clients in hoping to ease them back to a law-abiding life.
Soles has denied having sexual relations with any of the young men Soles was indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on 7 January 2010. Soles pleaded guilty in 2010 to assault with a deadly weapon and was fined $1,000.
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