-By Warner Todd Huston
One would think that once you were the collateral damage of an assassination attempt, you’d be much less apt to be issuing death threats of your own to people. Sadly, shooting victim J. Eric Fuller was not so sensitive as one might think his experience would make him. At a townhall meeting Saturday, an incensed Fuller issued a death threat to local Tea Party leader Trent Humphries.
Fuller was one of those present in front of the grocery store in Tucson when crazed murderer Jared Loughner began indiscriminately shooting at people after his attempt to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Fuller was wounded in the back and the knee.
Fuller blurted out his threat near the end of the meeting being filmed by ABC News for a piece to be titled, “After the Tragedy: An American Conversation Continued.”
KGUN TV Channel 9 news reported that Fuller dramatically took a photo of Tea Party leader Humphries and then said to him, “You’re dead.”
He was immediately taken into custody by Pima County Sheriffs.
“Pima County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said later Saturday that Fuller has been charged with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct,” KGUN reports.
J. Eric Fuller is a well know liberal, the darling of the left of late, in fact. Now he is using the very “violent rhetoric” that the left claims to despise. Who are they going to blame now?
UPDATE: 8PM Central
The left is already working to explain this unhinged lefty’s vitriolic rhetoric. It’s because he is suffering from “PTSD” they claim. It’s the Soros funded Media Matters to the rescue excusing away this guy’s hatmongering by claiming he’s “sick.”
Media Matters slipped this line into a recent posting: “Fuller, who said he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, is a disabled U.S. Navy veteran.”
As if on cue the left-media is following suit. The Arizona Republic is already offering the excuse as a way to absolve Fuller from his outrageous behavior.
Fuller’s actions could be a response to the trauma he suffered a week ago, said Dr. Laura Nelson, deputy director for the behavioral health sciences division at the Arizona Department of Health.
By Sunday every story in the country will likely be excusing Fuller’s crime as a result of “stress.”