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!”
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.