Yesterday, having seen the ridiculous quote by Eric Fuller regarding the Tuscon tragedy, I suggested he was an idiot.

Today, I’m inclined to think he’s nuts…and a perfect example of the most outrageous Leftist behavior.

Here’s what Fuller did and said at today’s town hall meeting in Tuscon according to ABC News:

Towards the end of an otherwise thoughtful town hall, there was a single incident: James Eric Fuller, who was shot at the Safeway last week, allegedly made a threatening comment to another audience member, Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries. It is unclear whether Humphries heard Fuller and the two never engaged. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Fuller used a cell phone to take a picture of Humphries and allegedly said, “You’re dead.”

Fifteen seconds after the conclusion of the town hall, law enforcement officials approached Fuller and led him to a side entrance. A moment later, Fuller could heard yelling, “What’s the matter–with you–whores!” Fuller was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening and intimidation and taken to a local mental health facility, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

This is classic: This clown makes a patently ridiculous accusation about Palin, Beck, and Angle being responsible for last Saturday’s violence and then actually makes a death threat against a member of the Tea Party.

Where’s Rod Serling when you need him. We are definitely in the Twilight Zone.

41 comments
  1. Oh yeah the (in)famous Trent Humphries is def not a nutjob either (!) “Humprhies at one point insinuated Giffords invited the shooting by hosting a public event where everyone was so openly exposed. Humphries then went on to claim that Tea Party members are victims of the tragedy just like those who were struck by bullets.”

  2. Two leftist wackos in one week in Tucson – I hope they can recall Barney Fife Dupnik for not protecting Giffords and for starting all this vitriol. Hopefully, the Leftists will start listening to their messiah Obama when called their hate mongering out…

  3. Speaking as a personal friend of Mr. Fullers I would ask that everyone show some respect. Granted Eric has some very defined views however no one should be made a villain for his views. I will say Eric could have handled things differently but let us not forget he is one of the victims. Those of you who advocate the right to bear arms are asking us who disagree to accept your point of view. Well how about those of us do not believe everyone should have a firearm. Why are we made out to be crazy? And while it is obvious that Palin’s website was not the cause of this incident. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to tone things down a bit. No matter what side of the issues you are on, I think we can all agree that innocent American citizens do not need to die !

      1. Hmm Jim the American Revolution is history by a couple of hundred years or so and you have to live with your fellow Americans that includes minorities as well even though they might disagree with you on issues like guns, God, apple pie etc

      2. Gerald, They can disagree all they want. That does not change the fact. The Bill of Rights is not going away.

      3. We are all part of the same planet so it would be better to come to a middle ground than throw digs at each other. I certainly recognize your right to bear arms. However, I would be more comfortable if less people had guns. I also recognize that my opinion is my own, as is yours. I will offer this. The right to bear arms was written in a time when this was a very different world. Since our current world is vastly different, perhaps we should revisit the issue so that both you and I can exisit in a community that belongs to us both.

      4. Our individual rights existed long before the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights does not grant these rights, it guarantees them. So my answer to your suggestions about revisiting the issue is… No, restricting any of our rights is wrong.

    1. It’s obvious Mr. Fuller was trying to capitalize on his victim status by accusing Palin, Beck and Angle of complicity in the shootings. He mistakenly thought his victimhood gave him impunity to further the left’s campaign against conservatives for political gain.

      No one on the right shot anyone, nor were they responsible in any way for the act of a deranged individual. Anyone looking at this situation impartially can see that Mr. Fuller’s actions constitute the only PARTISAN act of violence surrounding the Tuscon shootings.

      Frankly, I’m tired of hearing that the rancor is coming from “both sides”. Liberals spent four days loudly indicting conservatives as accessories to murder, a campaign that led to a frightening surge of death threats against one of their primary targets, Sarah Palin. It’s a little like coming home to find that one of your kids has beaten the other one to a pulp, and sternly instructing them both to knock off the roughhousing.

  4. This is the same guy who went to the Loughner’s residence to forgive the parents and their son!

    1. Well almost. He is the same guy who went over to the house to apologize for all the terrible things he had been saying about them. Not that I blame him. Someone shoots you with no cause you have a right to be upset.

  5. If Fuller had been a tea party member threatening to kill some lefty it would be front page headline in the WaPo and NYT. They also would open the show with it on This Week with Amanpour tomorrow morning As it was the other way around it will be buried and mentioned only in passing.

      1. Yeah, yeah, If “ifs, ands, & buts” was candy and nuts, we would be having a merry Christmas. Deal with the facts Daryle. Fuller aint a Muslim

  6. PTSD is a very real, mental health issue. Ask any number of veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. Some symptoms of PTSD include:

    Physical reactions to situations that remind you of the traumatic event
    Exaggerated response to things that startle you
    Excess awareness (hypervigilance)
    Irritability or outbursts of anger

    Source: https://health.google.com/health/ref/Post-traumatic+stress+disorder

    I would think everyone agrees that Mr. Fuller has been through a lot, considering just a week ago today, he was shot in the leg and back – by an assailant who went on to murder 6 people and injure another 18. While I don’t condone threats of violence, I also understand (or make the effort to do so) that traumatic events can make people act in ways they otherwise wouldn’t.

    It’d be nice if the author of this piece was capable of even a modicum of empathy, instead of trying to score cheap political points with wholly ignorant castigations of an entire range of the political spectrum, based solely on one man acting in the wake of tragedy that effected him, quite directly, a week ago. Shame on you.

    1. So he makes false accusations against Palin, Beck, and Angle, and then makes a death threat against some Tea Party member, and shame on me because I’m outraged? Oh, brother…

      1. Beck talked about strangling Michael Moore and poisoning Nancy Pelosi. I must have missed the time he was shot by those two. How exactly do you explain his anger, or false accusations of people being as radical as Mao, or Stalin?

      2. Right. And what I’m saying is that here we have a guy who has just gone through a massively traumatic experience. He was basically sucker punched (well… sucker shot), so he’s pissed.

        Beck on the other hand is just a tool who flies off the handle on a daily basis, and yet do we EVER hear any on the right calling him for it? No… but you will happily go after a dude like Fuller. This is an important distinction.

        To be sure, Fuller was out of line, but hey… we can look at the circumstances and say yeah, the guy was under a load of stress, it’s understandable that he flipped a bit. The thing is… the right has grabbed onto this as a sign that he’s just another nutty leftist. I have to wonder what they’ll do if Gifford ever comes to and tows this line.

      3. Right. And what I’m saying is that here we have a guy who has just gone through a massively traumatic experience. He was basically sucker punched (well… sucker shot), so he’s pissed.

        Beck on the other hand is just a tool who flies off the handle on a daily basis, and yet do we EVER hear any on the right calling him for it? No… but you will happily go after a dude like Fuller. This is an important distinction.

        To be sure, Fuller was out of line, but hey… we can look at the circumstances and say yeah, the guy was under a load of stress, it’s understandable that he flipped a bit. The thing is… the right has grabbed onto this as a sign that he’s just another nutty leftist. I have to wonder what they’ll do if Gifford ever comes to and tows this line.

      4. Right. And what I’m saying is that here we have a guy who has just gone through a massively traumatic experience. He was basically sucker punched (well… sucker shot), so he’s pissed.

        Beck on the other hand is just a tool who flies off the handle on a daily basis, and yet do we EVER hear any on the right calling him for it? No… but you will happily go after a dude like Fuller. This is an important distinction.

        To be sure, Fuller was out of line, but hey… we can look at the circumstances and say yeah, the guy was under a load of stress, it’s understandable that he flipped a bit. The thing is… the right has grabbed onto this as a sign that he’s just another nutty leftist. I have to wonder what they’ll do if Gifford ever comes to and tows this line.

  7. The dude was shot TWICE. I’m not saying his behavior is acceptable, but clearly his anger isn’t coming out of nowhere. Tea Party twits run around talking about “second amendment solutions”, and doing stuff exactly like this all the time (so much so that 4 Arizona Republicans resigned out of fear of these people), and to the best of my knowledge, they hadn’t been shot recently to justify their anger. Maybe you could try to put yourself in his shoes for 2 seconds. If you pretend to be a Christian, think to yourself… what would Jesus blog?

      1. Oh, I’m sure you’d be a brave lil’ buck after being shot. Wouldn’t say a thing out of anger, would you? You’d be all sunshine and lolypops no doubt. Seriously, come on.

  8. I’ve read every article regarding this matter I could find over that last half hour. I think it very interesting that many articles mention that Fuller got into a fight last Sat morning (before he was shot) and had to be separated by Gabe Zimmerman. I think this guys issues precede his injury.

  9. Of course you omit that Humphries, the tea bagger, was trying to stop any discussion of gun control by the very victims who were shot. He kept saying “It’s not the time.” Well, we know there will never be a time for gun nuts to talk about reasonable limits on guns.

  10. I certainly appreciate all of your comments, and I do agree that Eric has handled himself poorly. Additionally I am not an anti-gun person. I personally do not have an interest in guns but I do believe that if you indeed choose to have guns as a part of your life than more power to you.

    That being said, I offer you this. Just this morning I went to the local Circle K to get some coffee, and lo and behold, two middle aged men came in to shop. Both men were armed. Why do we need to be packing heat to go get a cup of coffee? And why as a patron of the Circle K am I not entitled to shop without the worry or random customers (who are strangers in my eyes, who is to say they may not snap) carrying firearms. Why did these individuals feel the need to be armed at a Circle K. Was there a threat of some kind?

    I am not a political radical, or a left wing extremist, I am just an average citizen who does not understand the need for everyday citizens to carry guns, just because they have a right to.

    And also, I have done my best to be respectful in my posts and I ask that you do the same. We are all entitled to our opinion.

    1. “Why do we need to be packing heat to go get a cup of coffee?”

      Because convenience stores are more likely to be held up by gunmen than banks.

      1. I am very confortable knowing that if someone does come in with a gun to hold us up, someone will be there to protect us.

      2. More importantly, if the store has a reputation of having customers with guns, above said robber will move on to other targets.

    2. “who is to say they may not snap”

      You think people snap while at the grocery store or restaurant? Those who go on murderous ramages usually start at home and then move to other targets. I remember a few years ago a shooter began killing customers at a Duffs buffet, one customer who could have stopped the killing left his gun in his glove box, because he wasn’t allowed to carry a concealed weapon.

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