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Michael Moore's bodyguard arrested on handgun charge

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bigyellowjimmy, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. bigyellowjimmy

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    Bodyguard Arrested on Gun Charge at Kennedy Airport, Has Worked With Michael Moore 01-20-2005 5:55 PM
    NEW YORK -- A bodyguard who has protected outspoken moviemaker and gun-control advocate Michael Moore was arrested at Kennedy International Airport for allegedly carrying a pistol without a New York license, authorities said Thursday.

    Patrick Burk, 34, faced arraignment on a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon. Prosecutors did not have his attorney's name.

    Burk was questioned by police Wednesday night after he notified a United Airlines ticket agent that he wanted to carry his weapon _ unloaded and in a bag _ on a flight to Los Angeles, said Port Authority spokesman Tony Ciavolella.

    The bodyguard, who works for the California-based security firm Gavin de Becker & Associates, told police he had traveled to New York with Moore earlier this month, Ciavolella said. He produced licenses for his Mauser handgun from California and Florida, but not New York, which prompted his arrest.

    Moore spokesman Mark Benoit said the filmmaker "wasn't there and had nothing do with this."

    Burk has been assigned to protect Moore at times in the past but is not his personal bodyguard, Gavin de Becker said.

    De Becker defended Burk, saying he had followed proper procedures at the airport. He called him "a leading professional in his field."

    Moore, the director of "Fahrenheit 9/11," won the documentary Academy Award for 2002's "Bowling for Columbine," a scathing look at the gun culture in America.

    In an interview last year with Playboy magazine, Moore called the National Rifle Association a "radical, freaky group."

    "Most Americans are with me on this," he said about stricter gun controls. "They understand duck hunters don't need Uzis and cop-killer bullets."

    When asked to comment Thursday on the arrest of Moore's bodyguard, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said: "Based on empirical evidence, this is the height of hypocrisy."


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    Darn, I was hoping he shot the bastard

    Clint Eastwood has our backs though
     
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    Too bad he didn't shoot Moore.
     
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    Moore,...hypocritical, elitest, opportunist. Shortsighted and starstruck. Should be tried for treason for aiding and comforting enemies of the U.S.A. Then swiftly publicly hanged.

    Bodyguard,... an idiot for thinking he will travel with a handgun on a commercial flight in a post 9-11 world. Put it in your checked luggage.

    :screwy:
     
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    I'd provide the rope....gladly.

    Its such a slap in the face to have this idiot tell Americans that we shouldnt have guns yet he's surrounded by bodyguards with guns. Heck, this one even tried to take in on an airplane. I can guarantee you that if Moore were asked if pilots or bodyguards in general should be able to carry a handgun on an airplane he would be absolutely against it.
     
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    Exactly Jeff.

    These lib's are self appointed little "g" eloheim gods. They think rules apply to the crude and backward serfs they think they are to lord over, and never to themselves.

    Like when Congress passed the payroll tax rules long ago and exempted themselves from paying it on their staff members.

    Like Feinstein having a C.C.W.P. and keeping a handgun in her purse.

    Ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

    Warning! Hijack in progess in this post.

    To any of you guy's out there who have ever "worried" about being on a certain "list", albeit ATF, or whatever, for being in the patriot movement in the nineties, or whatever. Be of good cheer, and worry not. My God, the Lord Jesus Christ, he's keeping a list too! And when certain proud individuals who think they were god , and don't repent, meet St. Peter ready to take them up tp the shotgun shack in the sky in a big chevy they will find out their "lists" were nothing! You want to be on the list in the "Lambs Book of Life".
    So rest well, for those on His list, are on the only list that matters.
     
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    Well said Bern. Im on His list, the list that really matters and I'll rest my head peacefully tonight. :bow:

    Just ate a tuna sandwich, drank a protein shake and Im off to bed......

    Everyone please feel free to be free. Pray if you wish, carry a gun if you wish, and prosper if you wish :usaflag:
     
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    Everyone please feel free to be free. Pray if you wish, carry a gun if you wish, and prosper if you wish :usaflag:

    Well said, bro...
     
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    i'll build the podium. now all we need is someone to tie him up, and someone to push him off. any volunteers?
     
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    Rosie O'Donnell is the same way, and supposedly Oprah is too. Rosie used her "influence" to quickly get California CCW permits for her bodyguards in a state where legal concealed carry is damn near impossible, and Oprah probably pulled the same stunt in Chicago......
     
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    I'll kick him in the balls and he can fall off backwards.
     
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    ya know? :haha:
     

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