Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:59 PM
JoethePleb (204 posts)
Former Travis County Candidate Auctions Bushmaster AR 15 For Child's Medical Expenses
Source: Burnt Orange Report
Former candidate for Travis County Constable Michael Cargill is also the owner of Central Texas Gun Works in South Austin. While the City of Austin and Travis County are working to curb gun shows within their jurisdiction, Cargill will, this Sunday, auction off a Bushmaster AR 15 to raise money for an employee's daughter who has Atrial Septal Defect. The weapon is the one used by the shooter at Sandy Hook and even though the company that owns the manufacturer has put its shares up for sale the gun has been flying off the shelves since renewed talks of an assault weapons ban....
Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/13014/former-travis-county-candidate-auctions-bushmaster-ar-15-for-childs-medical-expenses
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Former Travis County Candidate Auctions Bushmaster AR 15 For Child's Medical Expenses (Original post)
Response to JoethePleb (Original post)
Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:05 PM
derby378 (30,178 posts)
1. Good news: He's a Democrat. Bad news: His choice of associates is rather dubious.
During the Democratic Party primary this spring he ran against incumbent Adan Ballesteros, dubbing him the "Cocaine Constable", for which he was sued. He also received help from the Ron-Paul supporting SuperPAC Liberty for All, which is run by a young, eccentric East Texan with a large inheritance.
I think Texas Dems need to have a friendly chat with this guy. Pro-gun or not, no Dem should be taking support from a Republican SuperPAC.
Response to CBHagman (Reply #6)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:57 AM
area51 (5,835 posts)
7. Any country
where people have to hold bake sales, raffles, or any type of fundraiser in order to pay for medical care has a pathological problem.
Each day, 273 people die per day due to lack of health care in the U.S.
Response to area51 (Reply #7)
Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:34 AM
CBHagman (15,414 posts)
Sadly, though, I hear a lot of blame-the-victim responses to that, plus totally unrealistic notions about how health care is financed and what the odds are of your being bankrupted even when you pay insurance premiums every month.