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    Dumbass politician waved weapon at utility workers

    http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/15057768.htm

    S.C. lawmaker arrested after gun brandished at utility workers


    Monday, July 17, 2006

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina lawmaker was arrested after his pistol fired when he went to investigate utility workers checking for storm damage in the backyard of his parents' home.

    Rep. Wallace Scarborough, R-Charleston, was charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill after the 47-year-old brandished and pointed a pistol at utility workers and then fired his gun about 9:45 p.m. Saturday, according to an affidavit.

    Scarborough, who was house sitting for his parents, was released from jail Sunday on a personal recognizance bond, according to jail officials.

    Two South Carolina Electric and Gas employees were checking electric equipment after a series of storms passed through the area, SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower said.

    Scarborough's lawyer, state Rep. John Graham Altman, said Scarborough asked the workers to leave and when they told him they had a right to be there, the lawmaker returned to the house to call police.

    On the way, the gun accidentally discharged and a bullet hit the porch, said Altman, R-Charleston.

    One of the workers said the lawmaker shined a flashlight on the pistol and said, "You see what I have? Get off my property," according to the incident report. The workers fled when the gun went off, the report said.

    Altman said he wants the charges dismissed and an apology from the electric company.

    "I don't think it's against the law to fire a pistol into your own back porch. It's absolutely obscene to think that a judge would uphold these charges," Altman said.

    Altman said the workers had "no right to be in his backyard at 9:30 at night. You ought to knock on the door."

    Boomhower said the storm cut power in the area but Altman said the lights stayed on at Scarborough's parents home.

    "It's not uncommon for our employees to go into areas where damage has been done and implement repairs," Boomhower said. "I don't know without consulting some of our legal folks if there are any restrictions as to where they can go."
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    I don't think it's against the law to fire a pistol into your own back porch.
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    wow... and he doesn't understand why he got arrested?
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    Ha ha ha ha ha... Well, when the politicians have the potential to be this dense, clarifies the foundational problems of the school systems...

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    HAHA! I knew it.. this guy graduated from The Citadel as well. Lordy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    ...On the way, the gun accidentally discharged and a bullet hit the porch, said Altman, R-Charleston.

    ...Altman said he wants the charges dismissed and an apology from the electric company.
    What a dumbass - He wants an appology? I would be so embarassed I'd never think to ask for an appology.

    And there's almost no such thing as an accidental discharge, just careless handling
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    Wonder if I could sign a personal recognizance bond if my weapon had an "accidental discharge" if this lawmaker was in my backyard?

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    I wonder what he'd think if someone waved a gun at him while he's pounding his campaign signs into someone else's property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie
    And there's almost no such thing as an accidental discharge, just careless handling
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    indeed... Perhaps a firearm safety course should be required for those who wish to purchase one.
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