New York Senator Charles ‘Chuckles’ Schumer, a lawyer who has never practiced at the bar, shows his ignorance of the American system of jurisprudence by blathering on about buying guns in Texas:
Sen. Charles Schumer says a hole in federal gun laws allowed the man charged with a shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas to purchase a gun. Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan has been charged with the shooting spree that left 13 dead.
Hasan purchased a gun at a store in Texas in August even though the Joint Terrorism Task Force had investigated him for possible terrorist ties.
Now here comes the kicker. Hold onto your hat, brother.
Schumer says that should have been enough to raise a red flag when Hasan tried to buy a gun. He says Hasan should not have passed the background check.
I’m sorry, but this assertion is so stupid if fulfills the first three letters of the word “assertion.” Obviously Chuckles has never practiced law, or he’d understand that an accusation is not the same thing as being found guilty. If the investigation closed and no finding of guilt was made, there was nothing to report, Chuck. And if there was nothing to report, there was no way to ban this guy from getting a gun.
Because if the accusation of a crime were the same thing as being found guilty, you’d be guilty of conflict of interest for investigating republican Attorney General Alberto Gonzales while being Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, wouldn’t you?
You’d be guilty of conflict of interest for accepting $2.5 million in campaign contributions from financial institutions while overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, wouldn’t you Senator?
And then there’s that whole thing about leaking your letter about IndyMac Bank and causing the collapse of the bank for your unfounded slanders too, right?
Now here’s the line that had me screaming out loud:
Prosecutors were weighing whether to charge Army psychiatrist Malik Hasan for a 14th murder for the unborn child of one of the soldiers he killed during his massacre at Fort Hood.
Fo prosecutors to charge Hasan with that 14th murder, they would have to recognize an unborn fetus (to most of us that’s a “baby”) as a human life. And since the Army is a federal institution, it would have federal implications.
If you think President Narcissist is going to allow THAT, you’ve got another think coming.
So why did Senator Chuckles bring up this issue: I’ll give you a hint from Wikipedia:
Schumer’s propensity for publicity is the subject of a running joke among many commentators, leading Bob Dole to quip that “the most dangerous place in Washington is between Charles Schumer and a television camera.” President Barack Obama joked that Schumer brought along the press to a banquet as his “loved ones.”      Schumer frequently schedules media appearances on Sundays, in the hope of getting television coverage, typically on subjects other than legislative matters. His use of media has been cited by some as a successful way to raise a politician’s profile nationally and among his constituents.
Is narcissism a latent trait among politicians? No wonder he gets along with Barry so well.