This time it’s a victim of Jared Loughner’s idiocy in Tucson.
One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at a televised town hall meeting and yelled: “you’re dead.”
The loony’s name is Eric Fuller, a 63 year old from Tucson. He got pissed when Republican state Rep. Terri Proud and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries sugested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried. Which is common sense because law abiding gun owners always get shafted. Criminals, especially bat-shit crazies like Loughner couldn’t give one hair on a rat’s ass about gun control.
The first clue that Fuller planned this, was the fact that not one day after he pulled this stunt, he went running to infamous leftwing media outlets and started a propaganda campaign. Now he’s a self-made martyr.
Guess Fuller’s political affiliation:
Eric Fuller, by contrast, was a highly political person very attuned to the politics of the day. As reported by The New York Times, immediately prior to the shooting in which Fuller was one of the victims, Fuller got into a heated political argument with someone who has not yet been identified:
“Mr. Fuller was also involved in a confrontation on Jan. 8, shortly before the attack on Ms. Giffords, which occurred at an event she held for her constituents outside a Safeway supermarket. He said in a long interview last week with The New York Times that he had argued there with a man he described as a former Marine after a heated discussion over politics. Gabriel Zimmerman, an aide to Ms. Giffords, separated the two.”
Now Fuller has been arrested for threatening the life of Trent Humphries, a local Tea Party leader. According to reports, Fuller had a snapped a photo of Humphries and pointed to it and said “you’re dead” when Humphries rose to speak at a local forum being sponsored by ABC News. Fuller has been sent to a mental hospital for evaluation.
Was it coincidence that Humphries was targeted? Was Humphries simply someone who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, much like Fuller was in the wrong place at the wrong time when Jared Loughner acted out his demented fantasies?
The mainstream media and Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik have been obsessed with proving causation between right-wing political speech and violence. It will be interesting to see if the media and Sheriff Dupnik look into whether Humphries was targeted by Fuller because of a widespread campaign to blame Tea Parties for the Tucson shooting, which resulted in Humphries receiving hate mail.
This is the pattern on the Left; exploit unrelated, senseless violence from a leftwingnut to justify threats and violence against their political adversaries.