Anti gun legislator arrested for DUI, flight & damaging squad car
I can't beat Instapundit's summary: more support for the theory that antigunners assume we have their lack of self control. And that certain legislators think they are above the law. DUI and leaving the scene would be pretty bad -- but finishing the drink in front of the officer? [Corrected to delete the mention of pulling a gun: the report above apparently got that wrong]
Gad--even more. He was totally crocked, rear-ended a car, led police on a 100 mph chase, kicked out the window of a patrol car while under arrest, and he's chairman of judiciary committee! The officers didn't give a sobriety test because he was so unsteady they feared he'd fall and injure himself. Story here.
Huh? This article says nothing about him pulling a gun.
Posted by: Ben_K at September 11, 2007 04:29 PM
Democrats don't resign. No matter what. Democrats don't resign. Two words:
Posted by: Letalis at September 11, 2007 05:10 PM
The cops pulled their guns on him, not the other way around.
Posted by: Jim W at September 11, 2007 05:26 PM
Hey! If someone is pointing a gun at you, you might as well have a drink.
Posted by: Letalis at September 11, 2007 05:45 PM
Heh. When I lived in Santa Fe some 30 years ago, the Lieutenant Governor one night drove into a lady's living room. He got out of the car and went straight for the refrigerator to guzzle all the milk he could get his hands on.
As far as I know, he didn't even get a ticket. Can you guess his party affiliation?
Posted by: Mountain Man at September 11, 2007 09:43 PM
Can you guess his party affiliation?
Obviously a Republican; they're the evil ones! Right? Did I get it right?
Uhh, how 'bout a do-over?
Posted by: Kirk Parker at September 12, 2007 01:01 AM
"[House Speaker] Naifeh said he was aware of “naysayers” who were attempting to turn Briley’s situation to partisan advantage.
“I think that’s pretty lowlife. I have absolutely no use for those people,” said Naifeh."
Lemme guess Naifeh's party affiliation. Lemme also guess what his response would have been if it were the case that a Republican legislator did all of these things.
P.U. the stench of hypocrisy is rank.
Posted by: Bill at September 12, 2007 08:34 AM
For those that play Name That Party, in the original news story, it took three paragraphs for the reporter to state that Briley is a Democrat.
Posted by: deadcenter at September 12, 2007 10:16 PM
DUI THIRD vs. 2ND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHT:
A VICTIMLESS FELONY & VOID OF INJURED PARTY
Current law Eternally Removes the “Right to keep and bear arms” based on a drinking and driving record of 3 DUI convictions when the Crime is victimless & Void of any injured party. (Cannot be restored)
INDIVIDUAL STATE LAWS
The states impose the felony laws for DUI 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th offenses (Depending on state) however, it is the Federal Law of Title 18 922 that eternally cements and debars the individuals right to possess a firearm regardless if the firearm is for hunting, self-defense or for personal protection. (The federal government has enslaved the people for non-violent offenses)
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson
Regardless the number of DUI convictions, driving under the influence of alcohol has absolutely NO relationship with the second amendment protected “Right” of the people to keep and bear arms if there is no injured party.
The states “Including Michigan” contend that a person’s driving record of 3 DUI convictions poses a serious risk to society and should establish a “Felony” on there record that by federal nexus of Title 18 922 inherently & eternally removes the citizens “Right” to keep and bear arms for as long as that person shall live upon the face of this earth.
Shouldn’t the states and the federal government first eternally remove the drivers “Privilege” (A Non Protected Right) of operating a motor vehicle before eternally removing a “Protected Right” of the people to posses a firearm?
(Which removal would tend to actually save lives?)
Currently the states reinstate the citizens “Privilege” of operating a motor vehicle yet federal Title 18 922 (Felony Laws) eternally & forever block the citizens “RIGHT” from ever possessing a firearm for THE EXACT SAME DRINKING & DRIVING OFFENSE of DUI 3rd CONVICTIONS: DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
Drunk drivers “KILL” thousands of motorists each year: Debarring the drunk drivers second amendment” Right” to keep and bear arms has not saved even one motorist or life, ever!
In Fact, Debarring the persons “Privilege” to ever operate a motor vehicle WOULD SAVE countless lives and WOULD NOT infringe upon the Constitutionally Protected God given inalienable “Right” of the people to bear arms!
THE ROOT AND PROBLEM vs. PRIVILEGE AND RIGHT:
The state “Privilege” of operating a motor vehicle is a mere “Privilege,” “and is NOT A RIGHT”: For DUI 3rd convictions the” Privilege” of driving has a time frame provision by the state for “Absolute & Full Reinstatement” to operate a motor vehicle on public roads.
The “Right” to Keep and Bear Arms, “IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT” and “is NOT just simply a mere Privilege”:
For DUI 3rd convictions this “RIGHT” to keep and bear arms is eternally and forever debarred void of time frame provision for reinstatement based on the federal law of Title 18 922. (THE STATES NEED TO ALLOW TIME FRAME REINSTATEMENT FOR DUI 3RD OFFENSES BY REMOVING THE FELONY)
Regardless of one’s personal & moral stand on drinking and driving, there should be a positive reinstatement provision for constitutional “Rights” of the people to keep and bear arms THE SAME as there is a TIME FRAME provision for reinstatement of a mere “Privilege for the EXACT SAME drinking & driving offense of DUI 3rd convictions especially when there is no injured party.
THE OPERATORS STATE “PRIVILEGE” TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE IS TIME FRAME REINSTATED: THE DRIVERS RIGHT TO POSESS A FIREARM SHOULD ALSO HAVE THIS EXACT SAME TIME FRAME FOR REINSTATMENT OF THEIR RIGHT, BASED ON THE EXACT SAME OFFENSE.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NRA, GOA, SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES FOR TIME FRAME REINSTATEMENT
Posted by: Michael Saari at January 22, 2010 07:48 AM
GUN RIGHT vs VICTIMLESS DUI ARRESTS
A “VICTIMLESS” FELONY LAW OF DUI 3rd ETERNALLY REMOVES 2nd AMENDMENT “RIGHT” TO KEEP & BEAR ARMS; ATTEND SOME COLLEGES, FROM ACQUIRING QUALITY EMPLOYMENT, AND TRAVELING INTO OTHER COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE U.S.
VICTIMLESS OVERREACHING LAW VOID OF VICTIM OR INJURED PARTY
The State of Michigan and other states impose the illusory felony conviction for DUI 3rd offenders (Within a lifetime) even though the “offense is Non Violent, Victimless, & Void of any Injured Party” (SIMPLE POLICE STOP & ARRESTS)
STATE LAW GOVERNED UNDER FEDERAL NEXUS
The state felony laws for Murder, Armed robbery and DUI 3rd are controlled under the federal nexus of (Title 18 922) which categorize all Felons as Prohibited from Present or Future gun ownership or from even possessing any bullet. (REGARDLESS THE TYPE OF FELONY)
Note: (The murder and armed robber are violent criminals, unlike many of the “victimless” DUI Police Stop & Arrests) The DUI is often based on what may have happened rather than what did happen. We don’t convict a violent murder, arsonist or armed robber for carrying the gun, match or knife; we convict for what actually did happen with the weapon! (VICTIMLESS DUI felonies are out of control that ETERNALLY abrogate rights and freedoms)
Not all DUI crimes are victimless with simple police stop & arrest offenses: However, when they are victimless, and simple Police Stop & Arrests there needs to be required implemented law with a 5-10 year time frame provision for restoration of rights the same as there are for the violent criminal (With Victim) as murder, arsonists and armed robbers are permitted the full restoration of rights. (VICTIMLESS DUI 3rd has no time frame provision for restoration of rights)
CURRENTLY THERE IS NO ENACTMENT OR ENDORSEMENT BY ANY STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE REASONABLE AND LOGICAL“TIME-FRAME” PROVISION FOR THE RESTORATION OF PRINCIPLE RIGHTS THAT INVENT HARDSHIP & ETERNAL ENSLAVEMENT FOR NON-VIOLENT & VICTIMLESS DUI 3RD OFFENSES.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson
Regardless the number of (Non-Violent/Victimless) DUI convictions, driving under the influence of alcohol has absolutely NO relationship with the 2nd amendment “Right” of the people to keep and bear arms, to protect there families, homes and property, from attending some colleges, from acquiring quality employment, or freedom to travel into other countries. Debarring the DUI 3rd offenders right to keep & bear arms has Never Saved a Single Motorist or Life, Ever!...
The State contends that a person’s driving record of 3 DUI convictions, which many times are “victimless & void of injured party” and simple (police stop & arrests) pose a serious risk factor to society. Rather than eternally removing the drivers privilege of operating a vehicle on public roads (Root cause of the problem) the state reinstates the drivers privilege to continue driving and establishes an eternal “Felony” conviction upon the operator that eternally removes Gun Rights which have absolutely nothing to do with the original offense of operating a motor vehicle. This creates tremendous hardship & enslavement upon the newly created non-violent & VICTIMELESS felon that by default forces the citizen into eternal lower socioeconomic status citizens void of legal recourse or remedy. (Try getting a governors pardon!) IT WON’T HAPPEN!
The murder and armed robber are violent criminals with victims and injured party’s and have judicial recourse & remedy for full restoration of gun rights, to attend colleges, quality employment and freedom to travel outside the U.S.
The States have a DUI 3rd felony “Time-Frame” provision to reinstate the drivers “PRIVILEGE” to operate a motor vehicle on public roads and DO NOT have a “Time-Frame” provision for restoration of RIGHTS for THIS VERY EXACT SAME DRINKING & DRIVING OFFENSE:
The state needs to enact a “Time Frame” provision for restoration of rights for DUI 3rd offenders of Simple Stop & Arrests that are VICTIMLESS, NON-VIOLENT and VOID of INJURED PARTY. The same as for the DUI 3rd time offender to operate a motor vehicle, and violent criminals with victims such as the murder, arsonist and the armed robber with injured parties that are permitted the full restoration of rights with continued freedoms.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE DUI 3rd (5-10) YEAR “TIME FRAME” REINSTATEMENT FELONY PROVISION FOR VICTIMLESS, NON-VIOLENT AND NON-INJURED PARTY OFFENDERS.
Posted by: Michael Saari at December 10, 2010 06:21 AM