From May 2011 comes this item:
If all goes as expected in Pittsburgh today, American Conservative Union President David Keene will be elected president of the National Rifle Association at the organization’s board of directors meeting.
One person who presumably will not be attending the event is Keene’s son, David Michael Keene, who according to news reports and trial documents was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 2002 road-rage incident in which he fired a handgun from his moving vehicle at another car on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia.
I guess if you’re the president of the NRA, having your son go to prison for using a handgun in a road rage incident is considered a positive. Yeah, keep reminding everyone about all of the gun safety seminars you guys hold. Riiiight.
There are no words.
• NRA board member Robert K. Brown, founder and publisher of Soldier Of Fortune, was shot in the leg in an accidental gun discharge incident.
• NRA board member Bob Barr was also involved in an accidental gun discharge:
A few weeks before the election, he was at a fund-raiser in a supporter’s home and someone handed him an antique .38-calibre pistol, which went off in his hands. No one was injured, but afterward Barr was ridiculed. His opponent called him a “loose cannon” and promised to “wear a bulletproof vest” at their next joint appearance. At a campaign event, one of Barr’s two sons attacked a man who had come dressed as Yosemite Sam, claiming to be “Bob Barr’s Official Gun Safety Trainer.” The scuffle was filmed by a news crew. “Everybody was trying to say, ‘Oh, no, we don’t know who did that,’ and then we look at the footage and it is Bob’s own son,” one of Barr’s former advisers told me.