Gun Control Advocate Shoots Intruder

What would you think if a long-time gun control advocate ended up shooting someone?  Might the word “hypocrite” come to mind?

It did for me, and apparently for many others.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports North Carolina state senator R.C. Soles shot one of two intruders who attempted to break into his house.

But it gets even more interesting than the mere hypocrisy of a gun control activist shooting somebody.

The New York Times reports Soles won’t be seeking re-election, which is not a surprise since state prosecutors have said they plan to charge Soles because “he acted criminally when he shot a former law client.”

WWAY sheds additional light on this:

Thursday, a Columbus County grand jury found probable cause to seek an indictment against Soles for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

In late August, Soles shot 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn outside the Senator’s home in Tabor City.

Blackburn was a client of Soles’ law firm. Soles told police he shot Blackburn in self-defense, saying that Blackburn was trying to break into his home. Blackburn told us he was leaving the property when he was shot.

While what happens within a grand jury proceeding is secret, we can presume that ballistics evidence was part of what was reviewed yesterday, specifically whether the bullet wound indicated that Blackburn was facing the Senator or running away when he was shot.

We also know surveillance cameras were running at Senator Soles’ house at the time of the shooting.

The shooting itself wasn’t captured on camera, but what transpired before and after the shooting may have helped the jurors determine how the events played out.

Now, I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for someone who advocates diminishing the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.  But when I learn that they consider themselves elite enough to own a weapon, any sympathy I might have had goes out the door.

And apparently this wasn’t even a clear-cut case of self-defense.  The shooter knew the man who was shot, and a grand jury found sufficient evidence to charge the shooter for criminal activity.

This happened a few months ago, but I’m just now finding out about it from Marty Rickard.  Better late than never, to find out about this kind of hypocrisy from a member of the gun control lobby.

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23 Responses to “Gun Control Advocate Shoots Intruder”

  1. You just don't get it, do you, Mr. Ellis? Legislation that diminishes yours and my rights does not apply to the political elite. Their lives and property are much more valuable than ours. That is why they exempt themselves from restrictive laws that make the rest of us less safe while taking ever more of the fruits of our labor to enrich themselves. But they deserve everything they get because they are so much smarter and more important than schmucks like you and me.

    I left Illinois for Indiana several years ago in part because of things like this. Virtually no one in Illinois, except law enforcement officers, gets a concealed carry permit. Those tiny few that do have to jump though some pretty high hoops to get and keep it. It must be re-applied for annually as if it were a first-time application and costs hundreds of dollars each time. Yet, Chicago city aldermen get a carry permit for life simply by asking for it.

    Americans need to insist that our representatives, state and federal, live by the same laws as do the rest of us. High on that list is the elimination of the Social Security exemption for state and federal employees.

  2. Maybe you don't think this matters, and has nothing at all to do with the story, but it matters to me, but you forgot to point out in this article, that the State Senator in question is a Democrat. Now personally, I'm not a gun person, I don't really care about them at all, and I don't want to carry one, but, I'm all for anybody who is a gun person, to have the right to carry a weapon legally (and not just the criminals-who don't care about laws). In New York, unless you're a famous person, a politician, or just plain rich, you can't defend yourself with your own weapon, due to the laws of the Democratically controlled Government. And New York isn't the only State that has these restrictive laws, but I've noticed a trend, most of the most restrictive States, are Democratic blue States. And another thing is the States with the highest crime rates, and high gun crimes, are States that have restrictive carry laws for weapons. Is this a coincidence? I don't think so!! At least now that this has happened, North Carolina, finally gets to get rid of another Democratic hypocrite.

  3. dr theo ” But they deserve everything they get because they are so much smarter and more important than schmucks like you and me ” Nearly fell off the chair on that one.Superb. Perfect summary of about 99% of all politicians to some degree. Some just more than others, but most all feel that way.

  4. At the present time the congress we have (mostly hipocrits) have a nearly 66% DISapproval rating. Now is the time to vote all of them out. Join It is a new entity that is trying to go nationwide with only one aganda–get our government back (all levels) by voteing them out. All of our employees (elected officials) are professional and career polititions. Therefore they are all liars and thieves. They lie to us during their campaigns. They lie to us when they are hired. They do not even care if they do not obey their oath of office even if they actually understand what it means. They lie to us who are paying them to represent us by accepting money from our enemies and then voteing on bills that enable the taxpayer to pay the loaned (donated) moneys back. therefore they are also stealing from us and they are not doing that which we hire them to do. Not only that they do what is not in their bosses best interest. We have allowed them to think of themselves as our leaders when they are not. They think that we do not know what we want and since they are elite therefore they are our big brothers. N O T ! If we did to our employers what these liars and thieves have done to us, How long would we stay out of jail or keep our jobs? They have voted in their own pay scale, they have voted in their own retirement, they have voted in their own health benefits and guess who foots the bill??? Yea you guessed it. WE DO! make them work for a decent wage according to their responsibilities and make them actually assume thost responsibilities. Their present wage for life for two terms in office with cost of living raises?????? for what? For all my life I have worked my donkey off to feed my family and to have something for when I am finally too old and crippled up to work anymore. I consider myself lucky to have an old falling down house that those who do not work sneer at because us taxpayers furnish them much better. I have to watch what I buy and never have steak or bbqed ribs or lobster or anything like that. I cannot even afford the nice fruits and veggies in the stores or fresh fish and such. But our employees have forced us to pay through the nose to give our money to those who will not work. on some of the comment pages, my user name is Cheeit for that reason. Get shut of these people! a working man off the street can do the job! but only allow him 2 terms lest he become anothe carreer politition (eg; LIAR AND THIEF AND HIPOCRITE)

  5. i hope this commie traitor goes to prison where he belongs all we need is a jury of people like me.

  6. Bruce Can't do that Bruce. Unfortunately for you, but this country allows a fair trial first where most of us prefer to hear all the evidence before conviction.Doubt you would be chosen anyway and, who knows, maybe the gun was a gift from one of his girlfriends.

  7. The guy has an A rating from the NRA. So I'm not clear on how you determined he can be an advocate for “gun control”. I

  8. I hope he gets the same treatment that all us law abiding citizens get when shooting a scumbag. But I doubt that will happen given who he is. If I learned anything about our justice system its this….Justice goes to the highest bidder and it isn't what you did but who you are that determines what happens in your trial………

  9. Being a resident of NC a person doesn't have to look far for the fruits and flakes. The political and collegiate elite of the Raleigh Durham area still think that purple Unicorns exist and want to put them on the endangered species list.
    So this type of thinking isn't surprising considering that Duke, and UNC reside here breathing the rarefied air that somehow escapes the hillbilly masses.
    Soles just used his anti firearm stance for political gain thats all. The Nation thinks that Louisiana has corrupt politicians. Pleeaaasseee, come to North Carolina, The Democrat Party here wrote the book on corruption and how to get away with it.

  10. As an indepedant, it seems both Democrats and Republicans have their share of corruption and deceit. The problem isn't with our governmant, but with human nature. Let me know when someone gets a cure for that ill.

  11. Pack a gun and pay no tax.

  12. NRA is one of the largest gun control groups out there. Do your research, complete wolves in sheeps clothing. NRA – No Remaining Arms, its their goal.

  13. Pack a gun and pay no tax.

  14. NRA is one of the largest gun control groups out there. Do your research, complete wolves in sheeps clothing. NRA – No Remaining Arms, its their goal.