When pushy politicians try to tell the people they serve how to handle the guns they own, the fireworks can certainly start to fly. That’s exactly what happened during a recent city council meeting in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where a Democrat member of the governing body started lecturing and then berating pro-gun advocates who showed up to voice their opposition to a proposal before the council.
And the loud-mouthed antics of Democrat Councilman Joe Rich were caught on tape for all to see.
As The Blaze points out in its coverage of the starting outburst from the short-tempered Mr. Rich:
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Members of the Dutchess County chapter of the Shooter Committee On Political Education attend a June 15 meeting to oppose a proposed anti-gun ordinance that would require gun owners to lock up all of their firearms in Poughkeepsie, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported. But Rich didn’t seem to appreciate the dissenting opinion on the issue.
Working up to a fever pitch in his fiery rant against the pro-gun citizens who were trying to testify before the council, Rich accused them of not “loving” the city and of wanting “to make sure these laws never get a chance to find out if they’re going to work or not.”
And then the insults really began to fly when Rich brought out the really big guns and pointed threateningly, shouting for people to “Shut up! Shut up!”
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By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself how this Democrat politician flew off the handle and attacked a few shocked citizens who tried to exercise their right to comment on a proposed ordinance. And when you watch, you’ll understand why the councilman next to Rich reacted the way he did to how his out-of-control colleague was behaving.
Image Credit: YouTube/Mert Melfa
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