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Filmmaker Michael Moore’s bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York’s JFK airport Wednesday night. (January 19th 2005)

Police took Patrick Burke, who says Moore employs him, into custody after he declared he was carrying a firearm at a ticket counter. Burke is licensed to carry a firearm in Florida and California, but not in New York. Burke was taken to Queens central booking and could potentially be charged with a felony for the incident.

Moore’s 2003 Oscar-winning film “Bowling for Columbine” criticizes what Moore calls America’s “culture of fear” and its obsession with guns.

SNIP:

h/t  Mr. RWF

 

» 17 Comments

  1. bubba

    December 20th, 2012

    bubba laughed out loud.

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  2. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 20th, 2012

    Bodyguard? One? For. His size wouldn’t that take the whole Greenbay packers?

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  3. Poonces

    December 20th, 2012

    It looks like he finally “sploded” in this picture.
    Sigh. Wishful thinking, I know.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 20th, 2012

    Look at the picture above. Then — separated at birth.

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 20th, 2012

    Why does Moore need a bodyguard? And with all that flab, he doesn’t even need a Kevlar vest. He could easily take 5 rounds and never feel a thing.

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  6. Diann

    December 20th, 2012

    Pizza the Hutt. LOL. That was great, Stranded in Sonoma!

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  7. Carlos The Jackal

    December 20th, 2012

    That picture should be titled “The Blobfather.”

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  8. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 20th, 2012

    If I was an important government official, or wealthy enough, I could afford to hire a couple of duly licensed armed body guards. I would live in a gated community, patrolled by private security guards, and I would have state of the art security systems which would include virtually immediate response times by private security. I would put my kids into a secure private school.

    Under those circumstances, I probably wouldn’t need to own a weapon myself – unless I just liked to shoot. But that’s not me, and that’s not the 99% of Americans who are ostensibly sacred to liberals.

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  9. Tim

    December 20th, 2012

    What a gargantuan fluking hypocrite!

    He should insist that his bodyguards carry nothing more deadly than spoons.

    Hey Porky – whadda ya say we make hypocrisy a capital offense?

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  10. Alxandro

    December 20th, 2012

    The bucket!

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  11. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 20th, 2012

    I thought that was a picture of Baron Harhonnen from Dune.

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  12. simply enraged

    December 20th, 2012

    Mr. Creosote from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life – LONG, LONG overdue for his explosion. After dinner mint?”…

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  13. Corny

    December 20th, 2012

    And we care about. Atilla the Hun why?

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  14. Dadof3

    December 20th, 2012

    Shit. Never tempt God. I swore I could never like anything about NY’s gun laws or see anything good about them and here I am hoping they ream him a good one.

    OK, God. I get it. You can make anything happen. I know nothing. Thanks for the day brightener.

    8)

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  15. cfm990

    December 20th, 2012

    Knaves! Will you never learn? What is good for us, is not necessarily good for the great unwashed.

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  16. Dadof3

    December 20th, 2012

    In cases like these, Sonoma, headshots become the more viable option.

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  17. Rick

    December 20th, 2012

    Did anybody else notice the date on this story is 2005?

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