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Heavy Ink President Under Investigation

Skott Jimenez 01/18/2011 Features, Reviews

In an earlier post I talked about the ‘joke’ Heavy Ink President Travis Corcoran made in reference to the January 8th shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and 13, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, injured. He took it upon himself to post a blog entry under the headline of  “1 Down, 534 to go” referring to the number of elected officials in D.C. that hadn’t been shot. He would go on to say “It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot “indiscriminately”. Target only politicians and their staff, and leave regular citizens alone. Please!”

Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang: Travis Corcoran

Naturally, this remark caused a firestorm of controversy that didn’t stop at outrage by customers of his online store, but comics creators, including Warren Ellis. Many asked their fans to no longer buy their books off the Heavy Ink website.

You would think that would have been the end of it but…

…it appears that making such a stupid remark just HOURS after a U.S. Representative was shot in the head by some nut job will get you the attention of law enforcement officials. See, this kind of stuff is taken as a serious threat. My guess is Corcoran was surprised. People like that usually are.

So, according to the boston.com blog “Police have seized a “large amount” of weapons and ammunition from an Arlington businessman while investigating if comments he allegedly made online were intended as a threat to U.S. Congressmen and members of the U.S. Senate.”

This adds to the overall stupidity of this guy. Make that kind of remark and follow it up with MORE stupid remarks all the while having a ‘large amount’ of weapons and ammo in your possession and see what happens.

What happens next? Who knows. Federal officials will consider his remarks to be a valid threat until proven otherwise. His firearms license is suspended indefinitely and he lost his guns and ammo. My guess is he will be thoroughly investigated and will probably use this as a way of saying the government is overstepping it’s bounds and he has freedom of speech and can say whatever he wants.

That’s just my guess without putting any personal opinions about this guy and his remarks in it (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

More details will be shared as they become available.

These comments and opinions of Skott Of Fables are his alone and do not, in any way reflect those of Comic Booked, it’s contributors or advertisers. He likes to rant sometimes, especially when someone does something on this level of stupid.

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I've been collecting comic books for over 20 years, over that time I've learned a lot about the history of the industry and that fascinates me so I'm always looking for new sources of information. If it's about comic books then I'm interested.

  1. Ortegatron 01/19/2011 at 4:04 am

    I can't believe how callous his remarks were. To blurt something out like that is one thing but to post it is so much more. This is America and he is free to say/write just about anythig he chooses.

  2. Andy Kirby 01/19/2011 at 4:04 am

    Holy COW!!! I can't even describe how TERRIBLE this is!!!! I'm so frustrated that I'm cross-eyed. For the love of…!!!!

    Alright, so the guy is a complete heartless moron…granted, but because he spoke his STUPID opinion AND because he buys guns (which is a RIGHT we are GUARANTEED in the BILL OF RIGHTS!!!!!), he is being investigated????

    This crap is sooooo politicized (not left vs right nonsense) that people just jump on this as a way to stand for something.

    If you need something to stand for, help the widows and orphans!!!! Don't take away our (any one of the public's) Constitutional Rights because of a shooting that he voiced a dumb opinion about. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!

    alright, I'm done.

    P.S. Good reporting Skott

  3. Robb Orr 01/19/2011 at 12:58 pm

    What a mess! This man needs a brain to mouth filter and a P.R. person. The knee-jerk politcal reaction just makes it that much worse. Like the article-dislike the situation.

  4. Skott of Fables 01/19/2011 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks for the compliment, Andy, this sort of thing (along with biting my tongue) is a little out of my element but I'm trying something new.

    Let me explain why, in my opinion, this is happening: He made this remark on the day a U.S. Representative was shot in the head. It was an attack, an attempted assassination. When such remarks are made, especially in this way and on the day of the shooting, it's taken as a serious threat against our elected officials. I don't think politics plays into this at all in as much as he make a comment that promoted the killing of more elected officials. In essence he was supporting mass assassinations. You couple that with his political beliefs, which are basically anarchist, and his possession of weapons and ammo…well, taking all this into account I can understand why this happened to him. He is the perfect example of 'that guy' you see on the news. The one who, after the attack, officials find all kinds of crap in their home. They found all kinds of crap in that moron in Arizona's home as well.

    It's a precautionary measure and in light of the entire situation, probably the best way to handle it. He hasn't been arrested and his rights were not violated. If anything, HE abused his rights by putting himself in this position.

    • Andy Kirby 01/20/2011 at 8:08 am

      I see your point. I disagree, but I definitely see your point. And that's the tension here. There has to be (realistically and practically speaking) a balance freedom and security. This incident is a good example of the pains of finding that balance.

  5. Ferdy 01/21/2011 at 5:53 am

    He said a very foolish thing, but his right to privacy and possession of firearms should not be infringed based on that. Unfortunately in this world people who enjoy their freedoms to the fullest need to watch their mouths because there are other people just dying for a chance to rip those freedoms away.

  6. ranxerox 03/29/2013 at 2:12 pm

    Is heavyink anti-sematic?
    One frequent poster said "The holocaust never happened". Another member complained to management, and management condoned the statement….
    http://heavyink.com/forums/1/topics/3818

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